The Allocator is responsible for effectively managing storeinventory levels to support overall sales and inventory plans. The Allocationteam is collaborative and partners closely with the Buying, Planning and Fieldteams.


  • Develop allocation strategies to improve sell thru andGMROI at the store, style, color and size level.
  • Optimize initial allocations and replenishment strategies toexisting stores and new store openings, based on sales trends, and fixturecapacity/presentation at the style/color size level.
  • Develop thorough knowledge of store and district levelperformance through extensive data analysis.
  • Work closely with Buyers and Planners to collaborate anddrive allocation strategies, and ensure alignment with cross-functionalpartners.
  • Collaborate with peers to ensure consistency and accuracy ofinformation and share best practices.
  • Analyze size selling reports by vendor/department; makenecessary adjustment to maximize opportunity and work with buying team onrecommending size scales for future buys.
  • Participate in business meetings with strong point of viewbringing allocation perspective to the table in regards to businessimprovement.




  • 2-3 years of related field experience
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Detailed knowledge of retail math
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills / formulawriting
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills
  • Self starter, can enhance/build processes and procedures
  • Self motivated
  • Ability to effectively multi-task, prioritize and adapt tofast-paced, dynamic business environment
  • Creative, Dynamic, Strategic, Results Oriented
  • Passion for apparel/luxury/fashion/retail brands

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