Associate Allocator

Urban Outfitters

Philadelphia, PA

DESCRIPTION

*Please apply directly to Urban Outfitters for this role.*

Overview

To manage inventory at the store level in order to maximize sales to achieve financial objectives for the division.

Responsibilities

  • Allocate merchandise for one or more departments
  • Create sales and inventory plans by store including attribute plans
  • Meet or exceed sales, gross margin and inventory turn goals
  • Recap and communicate location and size selling performance
  • Execute the release of initial inventories and maintain appropriate inventory levels by store based on sales trend and forecast
  • Collaborate with buying team on regional & testing strategies
  • Ensure timely and accurate execution of new store openings
  • Develop knowledge of geographic and store-attribute performance and trends through data analysis and field communication
  • Participate in OTB, Strategy, and Hindsight meetings, contributing input on distribution strategies
  • Collaborate with peers to ensure consistency of information, share best practices and develop systems knowledge
  • Manage communication regarding inventory/replenishment with field contacts, as needed
  • Visit stores on a regular basis to understand site specific opportunities

Job Skills

  • Expert command of retail math concepts and applications
  • Strong statistical analysis skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent organizational, prioritizing, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work well within a team environment

Education

Bachelor's in Finance or Business related degree preferred

Location

Philadelphia, PA

Travel

Some travel required.

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