Sr. Allocation Analyst

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Sr. Allocation Analyst

The Sr. Allocation Analyst is the store expert, responsible for optimizing inventory by store to create the most profitable assortment at the store level. They are responsible for initial allocations as well as back up orders and optimizing replenishment. Sr. Allocators work closely with their Merchandising and Planning partners to identify and react to business needs. Sr Allocation Analysts generally have responsibility for more complex areas of the business, and have demonstrated success and a passion for maximizing profitability at the store level. This position requires a passion for finding small wins at the location level and translating them into larger wins that drive the profitability and productivity of the entire company.

Essential Functions:

- Execute all associated allocations for initial buy, delayed allocation and re-flow orders for stores and e Commerce.

- Analyze current sales trend, inventory levels and past selling history to develop distribution strategies and execute allocations to achieve optimal inventory levels by store.

- Analyze location sales and highlight inventory successes and opportunities

- Own and lead the process and communication of allocation on a consistent and ongoing basis

- Analyze and manage replenishment programs and support development of style/SKU counts

- Support maintenance of vendor matrix and Location Ranging Tool (LRT)

- Develop seasonal and annual size profiles based on appropriate size strategies and analysis

- Optimize number & distribution of case packs to maximize sales and margin

- Perform allocation effectiveness Hindsighting to improve all eff & drive future profitability

- Drive clustering process as well as reacting in-season to opportunities to manage stores and clusters

- Develop and share new techniques for optimizing inventory at the store level.

- Proficiency in planning/merchandising systems (RMS, APX, SPO, and what if allocation)

- Additional responsibilities as requested or required by business need

- Builds and maintains productive relationships with team and peers

Education / Experience Requirements:

Position Contribution Level :

Intermediate Level

Minimum Education & Experience:

- Bachelors degree in business, finance, operations, or other related field, strongly preferred

- Proven expertise in data analysis and retail allocation experience required

Preferred Education & Experience:

Knowledge / Skills Requirements:

- Confident sharing feedback and best practices to develop self and peers

- Strong problem-solving and analytical skills; strong aptitude with numbers

- Ability to manage time and workload effectively with flexibility to shift focus/priorities at a moments notice

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills

- A mindset that can quickly adapt to new thought processes and is constantly looking for a better way to do the job

- Passion for solving problems at a location level

Reporting Relationships:

Supervisor :

Allocation Mgr Market Brands

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer:

We treat all our associates and candidates as equals. We require all associates and managers to do so too and comply with employment laws and regulations. All personnel actions are conducted in the spirit of equal employment. We are committed to recruit, train, promote and retain associates without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identification and expression, national origin, marital status, age, disability, genetic information, military status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal laws.
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