Coordinator, Retail Allocation

San Francisco, CA | Operations – Supply Chain | Reports to Senior Manager of Supply Chain Planning

Who is Allbirds?

At Allbirds, we’re on a mission to prove that comfort, good design and sustainability don’t have to be mutually exclusive. We are dedicated to making the most sustainable footwear we can using premium natural materials, designed for the to and fro of everyday life. Our commitment to making better shoes in a better way is fueled by a belief that the shoe industry needs to focus less on flash and more on thoughtfulness. With funding from the leading venture capitalists in consumer products, and the founding CEOs of some of the greatest e-commerce businesses in recent history, our desire to shake up the footwear industry is off to a great start. In fact, TIME already called our first shoe, the Wool Runners, the most comfortable in the world, and there is much more to come.

Where we need help

Allbirds is in the process of building a world class operational team to increase our ability to consistently surprise and delight our customers while making the most positive impact to our environment. As we continue to grow at an enormous pace, we need to ensure that we manage our supply chain efficiently from start to finish.

The Supply Chain team plays a critical role in ensuring this occurs. The team is divided into global and retail planning teams. The global planning team is responsible for managing supply and demand across all assortments and channels, and managing factory communication. The retail planning team is responsible for retail forecasting, store replenishments and inventory management. The team works closely with Global Planning, Retail Operations, Store Leaders, Product Strategy, Logistics and Creative to ensure retail inventory is optimized by geography, season and launch timing.

This role will primarily work within the retail planning org. For this role, we are looking for a highly analytical individual, who is comfortable dealing with large data sets to optimize and manage retail inventory decisions on a daily basis, to not only enhance our in-store customer experience but also drive the bottom line. Additionally, this individual should possess excellent project management and communication skills, and serve as a key liaison between the supply chain and retail teams, especially store leaders. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to be closer to the actual execution of merchandising strategy and the analytical side of consumer products planning.

What does the job entail?

  • Work closely with the retail planner, logistics, retail operations and store leaders to optimize individual store inventory based on local sales trends, future launches and store capacity.

  • Execute launch plans for new stores, product launches and promotional campaigns

  • Closely monitor store performance and inventory to limit ‘dead’ stock, product shortages and establish a regular cadence for rightsizing inventory while minimizing logistics costs

  • Make recommendations based on store performance and trends, and communicate assortment changes appropriately to key stakeholders across the retail team.

  • Work with the global planning team to keep a pulse on incoming supply and serve as a key point of contact for store leaders and retail operations

  • Develop and maintain dashboards to monitor store performance and inventory KPIs (e..g in-stock levels)

  • Submit stock transfer orders (STOs) in SAP

What kind of person are we looking for?

  • Exceptional analytical capabilities along with quick decision-making skills.

  • Desire and ability to manage inventory at multiple stores simultaneously

  • Entrepreneurial, self-directed and resourceful – you thrive in a highly dynamic, and unstructured environment relative to a large corporation

  • Disciplined and eager to constantly rethink and recommend process improvements

  • Excellent communicator with the ability to quickly grasp new concepts while asking appropriate questions when information or instruction is not entirely clear.

  • A true team player, who helps out whenever they have bandwidth

  • Ability to adapt to working with cross functional teams such as retail store leaders, logistics, retail operations and supply chain.

More practical skills needed:

  • BA/BS or equivalent, preferably with quantitative focus

  • Advanced Excel skills are a must

  • Experience in product planning, inventory management a plus

  • Knowledge of ERP systems / SAP a plus

What can we offer?

  • Competitive salary + equity
  • Health insurance
  • Fitness benefits
  • 401k retirement savings plan
  • Paid parental leave
  • Free shoes

Diversity

Allbirds is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. Allbirds policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, marital or veteran status, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member), sexual orientation, pregnancy, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits discrimination based on a perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. All such discrimination is unlawful.


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