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Senior Allocator

Free People - Philadelphia, PA

Posted: August 23rd, 2018


Description

Overview

Coach and train allocation team as necessary to maximize sales and profit through allocation and business analysis to achieve financial objectives.

Responsibilities

  • Meeting or exceeding sales and inventory goals
  • Allocating for one or more product class
  • Responsible for store sales and inventory plans for assigned merchant categories
  • Analyzing sales to stock ratios and product flow management-new purchase order and back stock allocations
  • Ensuring the right product is delivered to stores at the right time
  • Managing a basics business; working with the planning team to maximize size level opportunity
  • Preparing to line plan with style and sku count per store
  • Working with cross functional partners on new store assortment
  • Identifying opportunities and risks, recognizing trends by product category and attribute at the individual store and store group level
  • Partnering with planning to run size and color selling analysis to place future size and color buys
  • Collaborating with planning and buying to relate current store performance to impact upcoming buys
  • Prepping for and participating in monthly reforecast, strategy, buy meetings, and division roll
  • Creating and managing store plans
  • Communicating with distribution center as necessary
  • Partnering with the visual team and participating in weekly turnover meetings
  • Communicating weekly with DM’s about current business
  • Collaborating with peers to ensure consistency of information, share best practices and develop systems knowledge

Job Skills

  • Strong statistical analysis skills
  • Excellent organizational, prioritizing and creative problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Works well in teams
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
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About Free People

Founded in 1984, the Free People retail and wholesale presence encompasses over 75 stores in the United States and three wholesale showrooms whose teams have cultivated relationships with over 1,500 specialty boutiques and department stores across the globe. In addition, we produce a direct-to-consumer catalog and website, providing an inspiring shopping experience for the carefree, confident and curious young woman who appreciates our distinctive assortment of apparel, accessories and housewares.