Sr. Allocation Planner

GENERAL PURPOSE:


The Sr. Allocation Planner will own a diverse range of assignments, projects and analytics to support preseason and in-season allocation strategies and initiatives for the Guam, Hawaii, and Florida Regions. The Sr. Allocation Planner will take a proactive approach to ensuring allocations support plans and in-store inventory projections, working closely with NY Planning. He/She will independently translate strategic allocation goals into recommendations to gain consensus with Allocation leadership and external business partners. Responsibilities also include identifying special allocation strategies needed to effectively manage seasonal categories and peak business periods. He/She will deliver weekly reporting to provide visibility of current performance and trends. The ideal candidate should demonstrate the ability to work independently to provide sound analytics, with a comfort for drawing and communicating conclusions and necessary recommendations.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:


Analytics of Inventory and Receipt Management

  • Perform all necessary allocation activities to support inventory plans through use of Trend and Curves as well as exception boosting at the division level.
  • Monitor region, store and division inventory position in relation to sales trends, with future opportunity to analyze at lower hierarchy levels.
  • Ensure clear understanding and support of separate In-Transit parameters for Florida, Guam, Hawaii stores.
  • Manage other key activities including, seasonal transition, flow cut offs, and shrink adjustments.
  • Evaluate the impact and quality of Force Mins, Class Restrictions and PLR’s on Need Calc and identify opportunities for improvements.
  • Work directly with the NY Planning team to review in-month receipt management and ensure receipt strategy changes are executed.
  • Build tools needed to evaluate performance and project forward looking trends.
  • Perform ad hoc analysis as needed.

Communication

  • Drive timely and effective communication with business partners (e.g., Assortment Management, Total and Regional Store Planning, Allocation Strategy and Operations, etc.) to inform/recommend allocation strategies and results.
  • Provide weekly communication to NY Planning and Allocation leadership of results and inventory opportunities/risks providing recommended action needed to support changing trends. Develop compelling materials and provide business insights on allocation goals and strategies to senior business partners.
  • Communicate conclusions and recommendations in a clear, straight forward, and concise format to diverse audiences.


COMPETENCIES:

  • Communication/Informing
  • Interpersonal and Team Effectiveness
  • Decision Quality
  • Analytics
  • Drive for Results
  • Business Acumen
  • Managing and Measuring Work
  • Customer Service
  • Change Management

QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related analytical fields
  • 3-5 years of experience related work experience in Planning and/or Allocation, forecasting in a retail environment.
  • Ability to solve problems through analyzing large, data sets; develop/utilize analytical tools and summarize findings
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group – executives, managers, and subject matter experts within and outside of the Allocation team.
  • Advanced MS Excel skills
  • Working knowledge of: RDW, ACE, a plus

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ADA:


Please include any additional physical requirements below the standard requirements (including any travel, lifting, pushing, or pulling)

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:


No


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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