Manager, Allocation


The Allocation Manager owns the analysis and maintenance of assortment strategies for his/her businesses. The Allocation Manager drives the relationships with Merchants and business partners and is accountable for ensuring the Merchant’s vision for his/her assigned business is executed. The Allocation Manager independently translates broad Merchant priorities and guidelines into actions for his/her team and ensures the clear communication of business nuances to Receipt Management (e.g., Allocation Management, Hotel Sku Management) to guide execution. The Allocation Manager works with business partners and his/her team to identify opportunities & make recommendations to improve existing processes. The Allocation Manager supervises the work of his/her direct reports and holds his/her direct reports accountable for achieving assigned goals. The Allocation Manager develops his/her direct reports through providing coaching, feedback, and training.


Assortment Management

Lead and support the management of assortment strategies for his/her assigned businesses including, ensuring appropriate analysis is being completed

Manage the execution of analysis for assessment of new store needs, plan achievement, below class assortments, limited lists, UFBG, scorecard assessment, and additional assortment related analysis

Ensure his/her team is effectively supporting associates and Merchants including resolving issues in a timely manner and proactively minimizing future issues

Analyze and understand broad implications of assortment strategies on business objectives and communicate implications to his/her team and/or assigned Merchants

Manage the analysis and assortment activities to support the execution of seasonal build and other seasonal strategies

Drive pre-receipt and seasonal reviews to ensure action oriented opportunities are being identified and implemented at the class and below class levels

Ensure APX is used to manage the assortment through targeted inputs; analysis performance and ensure inputs are appropriately adjusted

Align the workload of his/her team to effectively support assortment goals


Drive cross department communication (e.g., Receipt Management, Allocation Operations, Location Planning, Merchandise Control, Merchant Operations, etc.) to ensure accurate execution of assortment strategies and business objectives

Drive communication with business partners and Merchants to establish and/or achieve assortment goals

Ensure strategies and goals, including business nuances, are clearly communicated to direct reports, Receipt Management (e.g., Allocation Management and Non Sell Management), and other business partners as needed

Provide Director, Merchant, and/or business partner status updates (e.g., findings and recommendations) on assortment goals and strategies

People Management

Provide coaching and feedback to direct reports on daily tasks

Follow up on career development and coaching in a timely manner

Conduct and manage the performance processes to identify key areas for associate development, ensuring fair and time-bound measurement and assessment of goals throughout focal year

Partner with associates to develop an Individual Development Plan (IDP) that supports them in developing key areas and achieving career goals


Communicates Effectively

Ensures Accountability & Execution

Manages Conflict

Business Acumen


Plans, Aligns, and Prioritizes

Organizational Agility

Developing Talent

Building Effective Teams


Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience required

5-7 years of experience in an allocation role

1-3 years’ experience managing people


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.


Assortment Analyst

Sr. Assortment Analyst