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Assistant Merchandise Planner

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Merchandise Planning
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Merchandise Allocator

About the Role

 

The Allocator is responsible for managing the timely delivery and allocation of new and repeat stock to the North American stores, ensuring that sales plans are achieved and stock utilization is maximized, for current and new stores.

The Allocator must ensure that they deliver on their projects in a timely manner, working with tight deadlines and delivering an outstanding service by communicating and working with key areas of the business, analyzing information and challenging decisions when necessary.

 

Delivery and Allocation
•Process allocations of stock from the Distribution Center through detailed analysis of stock and sales data, escalating any concerns to the Merchandiser
•Accurately allocate products to Stores, using the AS400, CIMS Allocation system, this will include priority lines to be picked and distributed from the Distribution Center (DC) for the week
•Check upcoming deliveries to ensure the profiles and allocations are set correctly within CIMS Allocation system

Weekly Trading
•Attend and actively participate in weekly departmental team meetings, where Buying and Merchandising review sales and stocks from the previous week and relate performance to the original departmental strategy, resulting in suggested future product development, repeats, cancellations and rephrasing of stocks.   
•Take ownership and proactively manage stocks based on sales performance focussing on cover and sell-thru as parameters to aid drive departmental sales more efficiently, highlighting findings to the rest of the Buying and Merchandise team  
•Prepare, update and distribute key daily/weekly reports
•Prioritize focus on the top 100 lines to ensure sales are maximized through detailed store level allocations, highlighting any trends to the  Merchandiser

Monthly/Seasonal Trading
•Produce and analyse ad hoc reports as and when required by the Merchandiser, providing recommendations as appropriate
•Conduct Store visits to obtain direct feedback relating to individual products and stocks levels. Reflecting any changes on the system on return to enhance sales at store and company level
•Aid Associate Merchandiser collate Pre-MPPR and MPPR packs and attend meetings where appropriate


 

 

About You

 

•Bachelor's degree required in retail, merchandising or related field required

•Internship in allocation or merchandising preferred

•At least 2 years of retail experience, store management experience preferred

•Proficient with Microsoft Excel

•Ability to analyze data and draw conclusions

•A strong understanding and desire for merchandise planning

•Excellent communication

•Ability to work independently as well as in a team

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