Temp Allocator

New York, New York, Remote Allocation, Planning Posted September 15, 2021
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Job Title: Temp Allocator

Start: ASAP

Duration: Ongoing

Location: NYC (remote through October)

FT Hours

Job Description:

  • Ideally someone with 1+ year experience in allocation and planning (internships included)
  • Must be proficient with Excel (pivot tables and v-lookups)


Store Planning

•             Utilize JDA to produce store unit sales and stock plans by class based on historical performance and trend

•             Develop store planning strategy for each class which includes determining volume group rankings, sales forecasting method, and historical planning basis to produce accurate sales plans

•             Monitor the stores’ sales performance by class against plan to identify trends and store plans that need to be revised going forward

•             Select similar store for modeling new store plans


•             Allocate merchandise to the stores based on the store’s plans and/or style selling

•             Monitor open-to-ship by class for each store to determine additional store needs or stock imbalances

•             Identify and determine additional store receipt requirements and recommend reorder quantities by style and color

•             Establish and modify store groups


•             Participate in the planning process with the Product Planner and buyer by providing historical data and analysis to verify the plans are consistent with the store’s sales potential and meet the inventory receipt requirements

•             Analyze and recap store sales performance on transitional merchandise, select store buys, test items, etc. to identify where there is sales opportunity

•             Monitor core item sales performance and inventory levels by climate/region/district/store and make necessary adjustments to the plans and allocations going forward to maintain proper inventory balance

Assortment Planning

•             Build opening assortments for new stores.  Monitor flow of receipts being held for store to ensure planned inventory levels are being met


•             1 -3 years retail experience in merchandising or distribution

•             College degree

•             Technical knowledge in PC-based systems and application software including JDA Allocation, IPDW, JDA SSI and Island Pacific

•             Strong analytical skills

•             Strong organizational skills, time management, including ability to prioritize

•             Professional demeanor and proactive approach

•             MS Office and MS Outlook proficiency

•             Strong work ethic

•             Excellent written and oral communication skills

•             Ability to multi-task and be flexible to changing priorities



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