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ALLOCATIONS

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A Fortune 500 Athletic Apparel Company located in Beaverton, OR is looking for an allocator to focused on presenting and merchandising product to consumers. This person will need to position the category and retail to meet and exceed financial goals by ensuring that inventory is delivered to the right store at the right time.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Create and maintain smooth product flows by development of outbound flow from the Distribution Center on specified timeline. Ensure utilization of replenishment system to optimize flow.
  • Leverage replenishment system capabilities to support continuous operations.
  • Maintain inventory levels in store that support the foundation of the plan, support buying strategies, and drive efficiencies and profitability.
  • Develop and communicate markdown strategies.
  • Consolidate, analyze and communicate size and location-based performance, including sales/inventory comparisons, seasonality and marketing impacts.
  • Utilize analyses to identify profit opportunities.
  • Collaborate with distribution center, supply chain, planning and business unit to support strategy that aligns future financial and product opportunities.


  • 60-75% focused on analysis.
    10% order entry through retail system
    10% meetings with cross functional teams
    10% trouble shooting

    Effective communicator is key.
  • Analytical and an Excel master - be able to provide examples within resume as to how you utilize excel in current positon
  • Knowledge of V-look ups and Pivot tables as well as VBA - Visual Basic Application
  • Need to be a critical thinker.
  • Retail experience


  • 2 years merchant buying, allocating and/or planning experience for a multi store retailer.

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