Allocation Planner

GENERAL PURPOSE:

The Allocation Planner is responsible for a diverse range of assignments, projects, and analytics to support the end of month inventory plan achievement and strategic initiatives for their assigned Regions/Stores. The Allocation Planner manages Comp and Non Comp Stores through pre-month development of Weekly Sales Curves and In-Month Sales Trend assessments to capture emerging sales performance. They provides weekly visibility of current performance and trends to leadership. Additionally, the Allocation Planner researches and responds to product level inventory concerns from stores.
The ideal candidate should demonstrate the ability to work independently to provide sound analytics, with a comfort for drawing and communicating conclusions and recommendations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Analytics of Inventory and Receipt Management

Support end of month inventory plan achievement through use of Weekly Sales Curves and In-Month Trending for assigned Regions, as well as exception store management at the division level.
Analyze historical sales performance in development of Weekly Sales Curves to capture Regional patterns and unique store performance
Monitor region and store inventory position in relation to sales trends, with future opportunity to analyze at lower hierarchy levels
Research and respond to store callouts
Support New Store and/or Going Out of Business processes
Execute and maintain Excel based reports/tools
Perform ad hoc analysis as needed

Communication

Drive timely and effective communication with cross-functional business partners to inform/recommend allocation strategies and results
Provide weekly communication to Allocation leadership of results and inventory opportunities/risks, providing recommended action needed to support changing trends
Communicate conclusions and recommendations in a clear, straight forward, and concise format to business partners

COMPETENCIES:

Communication/Informing:

Written and Verbal Expression
Written and Verbal Comprehension
Active Listening
Presentation Skills

Analysis and Judgment:

Numerical Reasoning
Creativity
Decision Making
Attention to Detail

Drive for Results:

Organization and Planning
Risk Taking
Overcomes Obstacles

Interpersonal and Team Effectiveness:
Builds Relationships
Collaboration

Analytics:
Process Improvement
Data Analysis

Customer Service:

Responsiveness
Improving Customer Service

Business Acumen:

Knowledge of organization structure and reporting
Knowledge of industry and market trends

Change Management:

Adaptable
Implements Change

QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:

Bachelor’s Degree or 2-4 years of related experience in Planning and/or Allocation
Intermediate MS Excel skills including formulas/functions (e.g., vlookup, countifs, etc.)
Working knowledge of retail software, a plus (e.g., JDA/ACE, RDW)

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ADA:

Job requires ability to work in an office environment, primarily on a computer.
Requires sitting, standing, walking, hearing, talking on the telephone, attending in-person meetings, typing, and working with paper/files, etc.
Consistent timeliness and regular attendance.
Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

None

DISCLAIMER:

This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management’s discretion.

Ross is an equal employment opportunity employer. We consider individuals for employment or promotion according to their skills, abilities and experience. We believe that it is an essential part of the Company’s overall commitment to attract, hire and develop a strong, talented and diverse workforce. Ross is committed to complying with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, physical, mental or developmental disability, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), veteran status, military status, marital or registered domestic partnership status, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, as well as any other category protected by federal, state or local laws.

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