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Allocator

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Large media and entertainment company is seeking an Inventory Allocator to join their consumer products team.

Duties Inclue:
• Responsible for allocation plans (by week) for assigned departments to achieve the sales and margin targets, taking into account all promotions, franchise releases and events for all selling channels.
• Plan initial allocations according to planned Average per Store (APS), minimum display and Weeks on Hand (WOH) by selling channel within the agreed stage set timelines.
• Based on data provided, analyze, review and propose action where necessary to manage department inventory levels by store.
• Ensure levels of all promotional inventory and new franchise/synergy launches are in all selling channels in time, with replenishment planned to maximize sales without having excess inventory at the end.
• Attend the stage set walkthrough prior to allocation to understand fixture fill/minimum display quantity implications as well as fixture location and product placement.
• Review new store allocations with Manager to ensure opening with the right levels of inventory to support category, franchise and promotional sales.
• Participate in team meetings to discuss Allocation strategies and escalate and resolve issues as necessary
• Collaborate within the department to drive efficiencies and best practices
• Maintain the appropriate levels of inventory to support both the Brick & Mortar and eComm Business
• Manage allocations from multiple distribution centers to maintain the appropriate weeks of supply in Stores

Qualifications
• Proven ability to thrive in a fast paced, dynamic environment
• Specialty Retail and/or eCommerce experience a plus
• Good communication skills
• Ability to work in a cross-functional team
• High level of computer literacy; with a focus on Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint
• Exposure to relevant analytical and data management systems and reporting types
• High motivation and willingness to learn
• Must be extremely detail oriented
• Strong organizational skills
• Ability to prioritize tasks effectively

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