Allocator

Recruiter
80 20 Recruitment
Location
Hemel Hempstead
Posted
17 May 2019
Closes
21 May 2019
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Role - Allocator - Hemel Hempstead

The Company

Expanding high street retailer, selling greeting cards, gifts, gift packaging, accessories and partyware.

Position
Working closely with the Buying, Operations and Distribution Departments, you will provide administrative and analytical support, as well as ensuring the smooth flow of stock across the business and into the stores.

Reporting to the Buyer and working closely with other members of the Operations
Team you will be central to the success the growth of this business.

Role and Responsibilities

Work closely with all departments in planning and maintaining optimum stock levels.

Running weekly reports such as the merchandise report and bestsellers.

Seasonal allocation of new SKU’s and daily/weekly replenishment to stores.

Analysing, allocating and managing stock levels throughout the week.

Daily communication with stores and the warehouse.

Liaising with buying regarding various issues such as delivery dates and style.

Actioning any price or product code changes.

Personal Traits:
Good organisational and administrative skills.
Good communication skills, written and verbal.
Able to prioritise efficiently and work to critical deadlines.
Highly organised - with ability to multi-task and prioritise.
Previous retail experience an advantage.

Store Communication:
Stock requests and queries from stores on a daily basis
Action transfers, analyse what stores need what, create spreadsheets, email the stores

Gathering feedback and trading patterns from stores

Warehouse:
Daily communication with the warehouse regarding the pick schedule, delivery issues and replenishment

Phases:
Set up the allocation plan for the season and update when necessary
Set up a spreadsheets and update accordingly
Checking what is due in and what is outstanding

Entry Level:
No experience required but some retail knowledge and experience is preferred
Excel - Intermediate Level
Analytical

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