Allocater

Anthropologie

Philadelphia, PA

DESCRIPTION

Please apply directly to Anthropologie for this role.

Anthropologie is looking for an analytical, collaborative, and dedicated individual to play a key role in allocating for Anthropologie. The Allocator is an operational role working with multiple teams across the organization, including the Planning, Buying, Operation, Distribution, and Reporting teams.

Allocation

  • Allocate merchandise for one or more classes.
  • Maintain sales and inventory plans by class/attribute/store using MID system.
  • Identify and action stores with need based on WOS and #Skus.
  • Execute the release of initial PO’s maintaining appropriate inventory levels by store based on sales trend and forecast.
  • Pre-allocate 1-2 weeks in advance of Receipt Date.
  • Replenish 2x’s week.

Analysis

  • Provide store analysis/insight/opportunities based on $ and ST%
  • Location performance reporting: Week/Month/Season using Store Metrics Recap, Style Recap, and Regional/Cluster Attribute reports.
  • Store drivers: Attributes/Inventory/KPI’s
  • In Stock% in key items
  • Store Tests/New Shops
  • Hindsight store performance to inform store plans and allocation/buying opportunities.
  • Size Performance

Support Stores/Buying/Planning

  • Lead meetings to align with buying on store execution/strategy.
  • Collaborate with buying/mngr on select store strategies/tests.
  • Ensure timely and accurate execution of New Store Openings.
  • Participate in meetings with input on buy qty/tier/shop distribution strategies based on hindsight/trend.
  • Provide Grading and Min/Max qty by Cluster and Tier for Planning and Buying.
  • Provide store analysis/insight/opportunities based on $ and ST%.
  • Share best practices to ensure consistency + develop systems knowledge.
  • Visit stores (in person & virtual) on a regular basis to understand site specific opportunities.
  • Update Assortment Flow by Grade daily.
  • Manage a Long Range Project.

Responsibilities

  • Allocate merchandise directly to stores for multiple classes.
  • Maintain Sales and Inventory plans by class/attribute/store using MID system.
  • Provide store insight/opportunities for buying based on $/ST%
  • Lead meetings to align with buying on store distribution strategy including sku counts and depth.
  • Manage inventory for store openings and closings.
  • Validate assortment flow by style and grade to ensure accurate sizing/store intent.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 1 year allocation experience
  • High Proficiency with Microsoft Excel
  • Strong analytical skills measuring key retail metrics
  • Strong capacity for multi-tasking with an operational mindset
  • Ability to prioritize and maintain a high level of accuracy completing multiple tasks in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Open to constructive feedback
  • Team-oriented & collaborative
  • Organized, with a strong attention to detail.

Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion, Business or a related field

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