Senior Merchandise Allocator

Location: Marina del Rey, CA

Department: Planning

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

OBJECTIVE OF THE POSITION

Responsible for assisting the Merchandise Planning Manager in the distribution of product to the company’s global retail channels (online, retail stores, outlets, sample sales). The Allocator will continually monitor performance of assigned classifications to ensure inventory levels, assortments, quantities, and sizes are appropriate to achieve sales and profitability objectives.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with Merchandising and Planning teams to create and implement allocation strategies.
  • Develop and execute allocation strategies for product in accordance with financial plans, store attributes, and inventory turn objectives.
  • Act as a primary point person for global allocation and replenishment systems issues, adjustments, and implementations.
  • Analyze historical data and current trends on a weekly basis to identify stock opportunities for stores. Call out risks/opportunities to sales and profitability at all levels of the business.
  • Create or work with existing reports to drive allocation/business decisions.  Troubleshoot and resolve allocation issues in a timely manner with Planning and Distribution Center.
  • Manage bulk inventory, calling out risks and opportunities to Planning partners.
  • Evaluate and recap Best Sellers for basic workload targets.
  • Assist in managing corporate inventory levels on a daily basis by recognizing and acting on inventory surplus risks.
  • Manage and maintain purchase order tracking and accuracy.
  • Partner with customer service and distribution center to ensure proper flow of goods to all locations.
  • Analyze size selling and apply to seasonal buys and chase orders.
  • Work with and train new allocation analysts.

REQUIRED SKILLS, COMPETENCIES, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

SKILLS / COMPETENCIES

  • Knowledge of store allocation philosophies and methodology
  • Highly proficient in Excel, MS Office, and other relevant retail applications
  • Knowledge of allocation and replenishment software, Full Circle, Retail-Pro, and or QlikView is a plus
  • Ability to collaborate in a team environment
  • Strong analytical skills and a working knowledge of retail math
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects
  • Organized with an exacting attention to detail

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • 2-3 years prior experience in Retail Allocation
  • Retail industry experience a must

EDUCATION

  • BA degree or equivalent experience

JAMES PERSE

James Perse Enterprises, Inc. has successfully introduced its unique take on the Southern California lifestyle to the world. With visionary focus, Perse has expanded the company to include James Perse Standard, James Perse Los Angeles, James Perse Home and James Perse Malibu, each line defined by premium fabrics and Perse's signature designs. James Perse Enterprises, Inc. enters its second decade with the perfect basis for continued global expansion - absolute dedication to its swiftly growing, intensely loyal clientele. At James Perse Enterprises, Inc. we set superior standards for our products and our employees. We seek talented people with diverse backgrounds and experiences who would be assets to our brand. We are seeking responsible, committed, and highly energetic retail professionals with a developed sense of contemporary style and exceptional customer service.

James Perse offers a competitive compensation package. Full-time positions are eligible for Company sponsored benefits.

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