Allocator - Toys - 12 Month FTC

Allocator - Toys - 12 Month FTC

Job Introduction

Selfridges has always been much more than a shop. We’re a social space where everyone is welcome and feels a sense of belonging, a creative playground where culture and commerce collide, and an experimental hub where you can discover the most innovative and sustainable ideas in retail. We’re here to help make the world brighter. And you can be an important part of this. We’ll talk more about the role below, but before we get to that, let’s share with you the good stuff…  

Rewards and benefits 

Life at Selfridges is dynamic, exciting, and always evolving. As well as working with some of the most cutting-edge, iconic and boundary-pushing brands, designers and creatives, we also offer our team members opportunities to help make a positive difference through our network of communities, both within and outside Selfridges. Here are just a few of our rewards and benefits that help make our team experience that bit more extraordinary. 

  • Flexible working options to benefit you, your family and your wellbeing that can include part-time, flexi-time, job sharing or working remotely 

  • Generous annual leave that increases with length of service 

  • Up to five paid volunteering days – from beach cleans to co-ordinating food and clothing donations 

  • Family leave that suits your set up including Maternity, Paternity, Adoption, Surrogacy and Shared Parental leave policies 

  • Defined pension contribution scheme  

  • Generous bonus and/or commission scheme  

  • Enviable team member discount including sale previews and double discount days 

  • Exclusive local discounts on a range of restaurants, bars, beauticians and entertainment 

  • Subsidised gym memberships  

  • Annual travel pass and cycle-to-work schemes  

  • A sustainable car salary sacrifice scheme 

  • Several internal communities to get involved in from our Diversity Board and Green Warriors who are leading the charge on D,E&I and sustainability, to the Wellbeings who are always thinking of new ways to champion healthy minds, bodies and routines for our team members 

  • Workplace Options, our confidential team member assistance programme for when life gets tricky or you need a little guidance 

  • Access to a wide range of training programmes to help your career development 

Read on to find out how you can play your part in Reinventing Retail… 

Role Responsibility

We are looking for an Allocator to join our Toys division on a 12 month FTC!

As an Allocator, you will use your love of numbers and analytical skills to ensure that the correct stock is in the right place at the right time to maximise sales. You will be responsible for re-ordering, allocation of stock and stock adjustments through the business to the stores, while assisting the Merchandising team with weekly, seasonal and ad-hoc analysis whilst communicating with the buying teams.

As Allocator you will:

  • Maintain relevant systems (Retek, Excel, Essbase) and attend training to update systems knowledge when required
  • Provide weekly, seasonal and ad-hoc analysis for the Buying and Merchandising teams to advise them of risks and opportunities
  • Chase suppliers for delivery of orders within the delivery window and assist with booking in at DC where necessary
  • Maximise stock availability and stockturn through auto replenishment and allocation
  • Oversee the transfer of stock between stores and DC once agreed and ensure that RTV deadlines are met

The Ideal Candidate

  • Strong numerical and analytical skills
  • Ability to read data trends measuring product performance and identify areas of improvement
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suites e.g.  Excel, Outlook, Word, Teams and PowerPoint
  • A great communicator, both verbal and written with an ability to build relationships with stakeholders
  • Strong knowledge of retail environments and an understanding of Merchandising
  • Organised and proactive with an ability to multi-task and work to tight deadlines, whilst maintaining excellent attention to detail

This job is a brilliant opportunity to start your career as part of a hardworking team who are incredibly passionate about what they do. If you’re looking to come into a new role and make a real impact, then this will be perfect for you.

About the Company

Everyone is welcome 

Selfridges is a place where we want everyone to feel a sense of belonging. We embrace every self and are committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive working culture. We are leading with purpose to not only increase the visibility and recognition of under-represented talent within our organisation, but the wider industry too. Here at Selfridges, everyone is welcome – irrespective of race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, age or disability, we stand by equal opportunities for all.   


Our awards cabinet  

We’re not ones to brag, but since you asked...Selfridges has won the award for The World’s Best Department Store an unprecedented four times at the IGDS awards, with an additional award for the Best Sustainability Campaign. We were also recognised as a ‘Best 25 Big Company to Work For 2020’ as awarded by The Sunday Times. 



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