Job Details

Manager, Allocation

Brand: White House Black Market
Category: Allocation
Fort Myers, FL

Position Objective

This position is responsible for managing the merchandise allocation and replenishment for a set of businesses which may include initial purchase order allocation, maintenance of warehouse back stock, consolidating older goods to top sellers and partnering with Merchants and Planners to assure the proper merchandise assortment for stores.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Set priorities for the allocation team to maximize performance
  • Supervise management of purchase orders from initial allocation through end of life cycle of merchandise, including replenishment and consolidation of goods to other stores or channels.
  • Manage overall store inventory levels based on store capacity, seasonality and selling curves.
  • Direct systemic changes in JDA Fulfillment to support assortment and service levels.
  • Conduct periodic reviews to ensure that buy quantities and stock levels meet current and future sales trends.
  • Manage the basic stock replenishment and never out of stock programs.
  • Champion the Key Item program and partner with the Planner to maximize sales and profit.
  • Proactively identify and communicate constraints to deliver business goals, short-term and long-term.
  • Supervise production of reports, analytics and recommendations to ensure they fit with the business strategy and goals; Present aggregated analysis and performance reports.
  • Recommend changes and/or enhancements to the current procedures and systems for the allocation and replenishment functions.
  • Recruit, develop and retain high performing, quality team.
  • Partner with Store Inventory Planners, Merchandise Planners, DC, and Merchants to drive execution excellence.


  • Bachelor's degree in business, finance, statistics, operations or supply chain

Required Qualifications

  • 7+ years of experience in inventory management; planning or demand forecasting.
  • Strong leadership and team-building skills; supervisory/management experience.
  • Ability to lead in cross functional complex environment.
  • Strong change management skills,
  • Experience in high volume, sku intensive, multi-channel business.
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills.
  • Problem-solving skills -- makes decisions with limited information
  • Strong analytical skills and problem solving skills.
  • Strong business agility and multi-tasking skills.
  • STS/PKMS and/or SAP experience a plus
  • Quarterly market travel may be required

Technical Skills

  • JDA Demand Fulfillment and/or comparable replenishment system.
  • JDA Allocation
  • SAP
  • Microsoft Office


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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 boutiques, 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.

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