Allocation Analyst, Kids - Old Navy

Old Navy – Making Current American Fashion Essentials for Every family. From day one, Old Navy was a revolution. We were something the world had never seen - fabulous, affordable fashion. We didn't take ourselves too seriously, and we broke the industry's rules. We said fashion didn't have to be just for rich people. It could be for everyone. We opened our first store in 1994 in San Francisco and we've been on a roll ever since. Today, customers can shop for their must-have fashion essentials online as well as in one of our 1,000+ stores located globally.

When you work at Old Navy, you're choosing a different path (and a pretty awesome one at that). We believe that style and quality should be accessible to everyone and we work hard to make that possible. Truth is, in fashion, it's easy to be exclusive. It takes a lot more creativity, guts and drive to be inclusive. What we believe in today is exactly what we believed in when we started: we're on a mission to democratize fashion and make shopping fun again. Sound good to you?

Old Navy – a brand for everyone, a place for you.

General Summary:

The Allocation Analyst creates and manages sales/demand forecasts and inventory plans from the time of Investment Review through allocation of in store. This role is responsible for ensuring that financial plans and store-level distribution align with each other and support the product strategies set by the cross-functional team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the Seasonal Inventory allocation strategies that support the Investment review strategy
  • Execute plans in line with style/class level allocation and financial forecasts
  • Partner well with cross functional to align on investment quantities and flow forecasts
  • Report out on service levels and work with your manager on developing plans to offset risk
  • Recap and optimize sizing and packing strategies to improve store in-stock and customer experience
  • Balance pre/in-season inventory strategies to provide frequent assessments and revised recommendations to cross functional team and leadership
  • Develop forecast that support the financial plans, receipt projections, and in-season allocation strategies.
  • Support the commercial plan by ensuring marketed product is tracked and prioritized through the logistics network, communicate issue to manager
  • Ensure inventory levels are accurately forecasted, update BAM forecast
  • Track current/projected inventory levels throughout product pipeline to ensure smooth execution of strategies
  • Work with Inventory management to ensure BAM is updated to support marketing and the commercial plan.
  • Execute store inventory callouts, DC capacity constraints, or other business issues in a timely manner
  • Collaborate with Shared Services teams to champion best practices and recommend/prioritize



Required Qualifications:

Minimum educational level

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Degree in supply chain highly desired

Minimum experience

  • 0-3 years work experience, preferred
  • Supply chain experience recommended

Knowledge, skills & abilities

  • Ability to evaluate financial and business indicators and translate data into actionable information to drive results
  • Ability to think objectively and interpret meaningful themes from quantitative and qualitative data
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Build constructive and effective relationships with a broad and diverse group of business partners
  • Organizational and problem solving skills with ability to multi task while creating and organizing work and processes to get things done in an efficient manner
  • Preferred computer skills – Proficiency in Microsoft Excel with an aptitude to learn technical applications quickly

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