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Associate Allocator

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The purpose of this position is to successfully develop, communicate and execute inventory strategies for a division or
department to meet or exceed sales, margin and inventory goals.
- Contribute to the financial success of the department by creating and flawlessly executing inventory allocation
strategies that maximize ROI
- Execute departmental initial allocation strategies to capture location-based opportunity
- Replenish stores based on sales and inventory performance at the product level
- Analyze product-, store- and size-level data to identify inventory opportunities, and execute action steps to capitalize
on opportunities
- Build and maintain effective working relationships with members of a cross-functional team including but not limited to
Merchandising, Planning, Product Management, Store Operations, and Creative Services
- Execute allocation of new store assortments and quantities
- Participate in cross-functional meetings, communicating store/product level inventory risk and opportunity
- Collaborate with peer group to ensure consistency of information, develop and improve functional processes, and
share best practices
Qualifications - External
Basic Qualifications
- Bachelor's Degree (4+ years combined college education and work experience may be substituted for a degree)
- Minimum 2 years work experience in a position responsible for analyzing large amounts of data
Additional Qualifications
- Aptitude to learn a new business and master technical applications quickly
- Self-motivated, actively takes initiative to learn and drive the business
- Excellent organizational and time management skills with strong attention to detail
- Able to work independently to prioritize activities based on business needs
- Able to effectively communicate with peers, cross-functional team and managers
- Demonstrates good listening, written and oral communication skills, reflecting an appropriate sense of urgency
- Analytical approach: able to objectively interpret conclusions from qualitative and quantitative data
- Proficient in retail math, including an understanding of financial metrics and how to impact them
- Proficient with Microsoft Excel
- Experience in a retail environment preferred

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