Allocator II, Merchandise

Job Ref#: 9500
Brand: Chico's FAS, Inc-Shared Services
Category: Merchandise Planner
Job Type: Full-time
Location:
11215 Metro Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL


Employment Type: Full-time


With approximately 1,300 boutiques and outlets throughout the U.S., 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. From finance and accounting to technology and merchandising careers, we have diverse opportunities available for talented professionals to join our team of nearly 16,000 associates who share our commitment to excellence.

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.


FunctionalResponsibilities

  • 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.

This position may be found in multiple brands. Some duties may vary from brand to brand.

    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
    Chico’s FAS, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, lactation, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military service, veteran status, or any other category protected under federal, state, or local law.
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    About Chico's

    In 1983, we started as a small Sanibel Island gallery filled with artfully stylish pieces. Decades later, our assortment includes clothing, jewelry and accessories—in over 500 Chico’s boutiques and 100 outlets across the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and at chicos.com.

    Though we’ve evolved, our distinct point of view remains: Create carefully curated collections with quality, comfort and versatility as the focal point — essentials punctuated by memorable pieces, pops of color, artful prints and globally-inspired finds.

    Our collections invite our spirited customer to discover something chic and unique every day.

    About WHBM

    White House Black Market was founded by women, for women over 35 years ago. Now there are over 300 boutiques and over 50 outlets across the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, plus 24/7 shopping at whbm.com

    We built our brand on the foundation of fashion’s most iconic contrast—White + Black. That natural contradiction inspires everything we do, and perfectly reflects our customer. She is strong yet subtle, modern yet timeless, hard-working yet easy-going.

    We empower her to fully embrace her complexity—giving her looks that are feminine yet strong, sensual yet sophisticated, attractive yet approachable. Because we believe that no woman is any one thing.

    About SOMA

    For women by women since 2004. Our customer is our inspiration. She works hard at everything she does, so we’re working hard to create beautiful bra solutions for her, for all of us.

    It’s not about the runway, it’s about the real way. We are embodying the journey of women supporting women. We are here to listen to her, tell her story and design product that supports her needs.

    Visit us in 250+ boutiques or online anytime at soma.com

    About Chico's FAS

    Founded by women, led by women. With our service and products, we strive to create a world where women never have to compromise, providing solutions to give them confidence and joy. Our portfolio consists of three brands: Chico’s, WHBM and Soma—specialty retailers of women’s apparel, intimates, accessories and related products—found in over 1,000 boutiques throughout the United States and online.

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