Allocation Planner

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The Rack Plan Achievement team is looking for a dynamic and strategic thinker to join a growing team that will establish how inventory is managed at lower product levels. Our goal is to improve inventory positioning and Plan Achievement results each month for Rack, Region, Volume Band, and Top Stores. We will define best practices for new processes, tools, and reporting to drive this detailed effort.

As an Analyst within the Rack Plan Achievement team you will contribute to team evolution while working on projects and analytics to support allocation strategies. Key responsibilities will include researching store callouts, analyzing rack performance, providing insights, and recommend actions needed to improve inventory. The Analyst will also work closely with the Corporate Plan Achievement team as well as Allocation teams. The ideal candidate should demonstrate the ability to take on work independently to provide sound analytics, with a comfort for drawing and communicating conclusions and recommendations.


Analytics of Inventory Management:

• Provide insight on rack performance for regions and top doors and provide solutions to issues impacting inventory levels

• Perform ad hoc analysis and provide innovative solutions to support global business initiatives, that could eventually be adopted as standard process and tools

• Collaborate with Corporate Plan Achievement team to resolve issues that address plan achievement


• Drive timely and effective communication with multiple business partners (Assortment Management, Allocation Strategy and Operations, etc.) to inform/ recommend allocation strategies and results

• Possess drive and ability to communicate conclusions and recommendations in a clear, straight forward, and concise format to diverse audiences.



• Building Effect Teams (for Projects)

• Collaboration


• Leading by Example

• Communicates Effectively

• Ensures Accountability and Execution

• Manages Conflict


• Business Acumen

• Plans, Aligns and Prioritizes

• Organizational Agility

• Functional/Technical

Drive for Results

• Perseverance

Critical Thinking

• Decision Quality


Bachelor's Degree in Business or related analytical fields.
2-3 years of experience related work experience in Planning and/or Allocation.
Intermediate MS Excel skills including formulas and data sorting.
Working knowledge of databases: RDW, ACE, a plus.


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.
This role requires regular in-office presence, including to engage in in-person team interaction, meetings and collaboration, client support, mentoring, coaching, and/or feedback. However, this role can perform duties effectively using a combination of in-office and remote work.




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.

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