Senior Allocation Manager

An American Retailer

# Retail Planner # Allocation # Inventory

  • Ensure that allocation and replenishment to stores are executed in accordance with plans to maximize sales, optimize inventory, maintain in-stock levels, and improve profitability.
  • Develop and implement allocation strategies that improve forecast accuracy (store/sku level), maximize sell-throughs, and minimize excess inventory.
  • Oversee inventory management processes, including stock turn, forecasting, and order fulfillment.
  • Develop and execute inventory replenishment strategies across diverse portfolio store concepts utilizing store profiles, defined allocation criteria, historical performance & builds
  • Serve as team lead for reporting and administration for entire planning organization, including allocation, demand reporting, and GAP.
  • Manage a team responsible for ensuring timely and accurate delivery to stores in support of the merchandise strategy, while accounting for store capacities, inventory constraints, and unexpected shifts in demand.
  • Ensure team has strong knowledge of stores/accounts based on performance through data analysis, brand/commercial inputs and geographical attributes
  • Generate and report on key performance indicators, including inventory targets, stock turn, and on-shelf availability
  • Align allocation strategies with overall business objectives by collaborating with cross-functional teams within the supply chain.
  • Support projects that implement systems and tools to enhance allocation efficiency and accuracy.
  • Provide leadership, coaching, and development for a team of approximately 16 people.
  • Conduct regular performance reviews and set clear performance expectations for team members.

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