Retail Planner / Inventory Allocator
San Francisco , California
October 16, 2017
Job Description Branch ID:3277

Retail Planner � Inventory Allocator; this position supports a global company within the apparel industry headquartered in San Francisco. This company is known for its beloved brands, established history, and sustainability/green initiatives. This is an ongoing contract position with potential for extension and even conversion to a career role within the company.


The Allocator acts as a trusted advisor to the Regional Planners to support the end-to-end strategy execution to the store/door level. They are responsible for executing product allocations to the store/door level.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Use inputs from sizing team to and historical performance to update allocation parameters to optimize store/door sell through

  • Develop accurate inventory flow forecasts that support business strategies

  • Execute allocation strategies to optimize inventory and capitalize on opportunities

  • Recommend and execute exception management and size balancing activities to ensure customer demands are met

  • Conduct quantitative analysis and insights to optimize inventory deployment � monetize new opportunities and identify risks

  • Drive key retail initiative- �Strengthening Outlet� through optimal inventory allocations and by working with cross-functional team to create sustainable processes

  • Experience:

  • At least 2 years of experience (preferably in a retail environment)

  • Specialized Knowledge/Technical Skills:

  • Technical proficiency with computer software tools and the ability to learn new ones quickly (Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, internal Ace applications)

  • Decision Making and Problem Solving:

  • Strong analytical/problem solving capabilities including the ability to quickly identify and communicate implications from consumer, internal and marketplace information

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong listening and interpersonal skills

  • Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records


    Job Requirements Experience within the retail industry
    Strong forecasting and analytical skills
    MS Excel

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