Senior Allocator

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
London, South East England
17 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Global Luxury Brand looking for a Senior Allocator/MAA for their Head Office in Central London!

Your new company
Iconic Fashion Brand looking for an experienced MAA / Allocator to join their team in London.

Your new role
Develop, execute, and communicate tactical distribution plans that support the merchandising, marketing, and financial objectives of assigned product group.

1. Operations/Financial

* Ensure the financial success of the product group by meeting or exceeding sales, gross profit, and inventory turn goals on an annual basis.
* Recap and communicate size selling performance in order to maximize sell through.
* Track and monitor DC available inventory for the product group, maximizing sales to stock ratios and turn.
* Execute the release of initial product distributions and in season replenishment to stores in line with the stores planned size ratio.
* Work with cross functional team on basic styles reorder and in season replenishment to support desired in stock targets.
* Work with cross functional teams to ensure timely and accurate execution of new store openings.
* Develop knowledge of geographic and store attribute performance and trends through data analysis and field feedback.
* Track and monitor forward receipts and inventory to assist Merchandiser with forecasting.
* Assist Merchandiser with forecasting and planning of sales and receipts by store.
* Ad-hoc business reporting.

2. Communications/Relationships

* Develop and maintain effective working relationships within cross-functional team (merchandising, marketing, visual, retail information etc.). In particular this will be the distribution analyst, Merchandiser, buyer and assistant buyer team responsible for the product group.
* Communicate initial release and replenishment strategies within cross functional team.
* Participate in cross functional 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 on a store by store basis if required.
* Manage communication regarding DC inventory and flow with Wholesale partners.
* Participate in Company initiatives as appropriate.

What you'll need to succeed


  • Able to work on own initiative and to be pro-active
  • Able to organize and prioritize; demonstrates logical analysis and problem solving skills.
  • Knowledge of sales/stock ratios, ability to provide strategies to achieve store and product turns.
  • Able to understand distribution strategies and how to execute them.
  • Demonstrates good listening, written and oral communication skills, effectively and clearly communicates.
  • Able to build and maintain productive relationships within team environment.
  • Possesses a thorough working knowledge of distribution systems and spreadsheets.
  • Strong PC and associated application skills, MS Word and Advanced Excel a requirement.
  • Show ability or aptitude in retail math, and to learn technical applications quickly.
  • A flexible and pro-active approach to business and systems management

Qualifications:Currently holding an allocator/senior allocator position
Ideally educated to A Level or degree standard.Microsoft Office packages proficiency to a high standard.

What you'll get in return
Competitive salary + benefits + the reputation of working for one of the most well known fashion brands worldwide!

What you need to do now
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