Allocator II

Brand: Chico's
Category: Allocation
Location:
Corporate, Fort Myers, FL

Employment Type: Full Time Regular

Position Objective

This position is responsible for merchandise allocation for assigned categories. Duties include initial sizing of purchase orders, purchase order allocation, Bi-weekly replenishment, and cross-functional partnership to ensure the proper merchandise assortment for stores and online. Coming into this role, the candidate will have a solid platform of retail basics, including math, solid communication skills and the ability to prioritize and problem solve independently.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Develops allocation strategies by floorset aimed at maximizing sales and minimizing markdowns.
  • Executes allocation strategy with initial and flow purchase orders being thoughtfully worked prior to arrival at Distribution Center.
  • Manages replenishment of current styles to boost inventory productivity by channel.
  • Owns analysis to size level, identify and action future opportunities while sizing all purchase orders for department.
  • Monitors the tracking of inbound purchase orders, working with Logistics, Merchants and Planners to strategically mitigate risks to business.
  • Reviews and analyzes weekly business results, interpreting results, identifying solutions and communicating action points to cross functional team.
  • Champion the Key Item program and partner with the Planner to maximize sales and profit.
  • Undertakes new store allocations by analyzing sister store to determine depth needs for department, considering available merchandise, promotional activity and floorset placement to drive strategy.
  • Communicates and partners with Merchant, Planner, Sourcing, Store Planner and Logistics as needed to drive business.
  • Participates in Product Life Cycle meetings, contributing the Allocation perspective and data analysis designed to drive impactful business results.

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Operations, or other related field preferred

Required Qualifications

  • 3-5 years' professional experience in corporate retail; experience with an apparel specialty retailer a plus.
  • Strong background in data analysis and retail allocation
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills; strong aptitude with numbers
  • Ability to manage time and workload effectively with flexibility to shift focus/priorities at a moment's notice
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • PC proficiency with a strong emphasis in Excel; Access or query database experience a plus. Demonstrated ability to create Excel-based reports and templates.

Preferred Qualifications

  • JDA and/or SAP experience a plus

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Allocation Jobs in Corporate at Chico's

In Allocation, you can grow your career in a variety of ways at Chico's FAS, Inc. Because we have three brands and hundreds of boutiques across the U.S. and Canada, we are able to leverage talent across the enterprise and throughout North America.

From finance and accounting to technology and merchandising careers, Chico's has corporate Jobs in Corporate for talented professionals to join our team of retail associates who share our commitment to excellence.

Allocation Jobs in Corporate at Chico's can include:

Allocator I - Team members in this allocation job are responsible for merchandise allocation to frontline and direct stores.

With hundreds of boutiques and outlets throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as an online presence for each of our brands, it takes sophisticated technology, resources and infrastructure to ensure the continued success of our businesses. Apply online today for Allocation Jobs in Corporate at Chico's.

At Chico's, there is no such thing as a typical career path, and we encourage everyone in an Allocator role to take advantage of the many opportunities that exist. Apply online today for Allocation Jobs in Corporate at Chico's.

About Chico's
For 30 years, we've helped millions of women look as great as they feel. Our chic prints, artisan jackets, and wrinkle-free Travelers collection have built quite a following at our stores, but we hear it's our combination of great style, one-of-a-kind details, and warm, personal service that has captured the hearts of women nationwide.

How do we do it? It's all about you. Honestly. Every time we pick up a pencil to sketch a new design, we think about you: where you're going, what you're doing, what will flatter your body and make you feel fabulous.

Even as Chico's has grown, our values—beautiful apparel, exceptional service and deep appreciation for our customers—still remain at the heart of who we are today.
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