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Job Introduction

As an Allocator you will be responsible for ensuring that the correct stock is on the right place at the right time to maximise sales. You will be responsible for optimising the flow of stock through the business to the stores by means of auto re-ordering and allocation, while assisting the merchandising team with weekly, seasonal and ad-hoc analysis and communicating to the buying teams.

As Allocator you will:

  • Maximise both stock availability and stockturn through best use of auto replenishment and allocation.
  • Optimise stockturn by highlighting slow selling products and recommending actions to be taken
  • Action transfer of stock between stores and DC once agreed and ensure that RTV deadlines are met.
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of the department, concession performance, best and worst sellers, competitor activity etc.
  • Input markdown following direction from the Merchandiser/AM.
  • Work with the DC to resolve queries and to highlight any unresolved problems
  • Chase suppliers for delivery of orders within the allocated delivery window and assist with booking in at DC where necessary
  • Monitor supplier fulfilment rates on deliveries and highlight any poor suppliers to AM
  • Provide weekly, seasonal and ad-hoc analysis for the Buyer and Merchandiser to inform them of risks and opportunities
  • Maintain an up to date knowledge of the relevant systems (Retek, Excel, Essbase) and to attend training when required

A Bit About You

  • Knowledgeable. You will have strong retail knowledge and a solid understanding of Merchandising
  • Organised and proactive. You are able to multi-task, prioritise and work to tight deadlines, whilst maintaining excellent attention to detail
  • A problem solver. You are able to apply different ways of thinking in different situations
  • A great communicator, both verbal and written. You excel in the relationships you build with stakeholders, able to work across various teams
  • A proactive team member. You collaborate with the wider Buying and Merchandising teams
  • Pacey, positive and flexible. Responsive to business needs, you are happy and comfortable to take responsibility for your tasks
  • All over the numbers. You are analytical and results driven, able to use data to measure performance and identify areas of improvement
  • Systems literate. You are proficient in excel, and other Microsoft Office software, with high levels of accuracy
  • An example of our values, a trusted and respected colleague



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