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Allocator

Listing ID: 680798

Allocator

Type of Position: Permanent Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: Jack Wills
Location: Kensington, West London, London, UK
Hours: Full Time
Salary: Competitive with benefits
Twitter Handle: @JackWills
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 1 week 3 days
About: Jack Wills is a British fashion and lifestyle brand, founded in 1999, that designs premium clothing and accessories for people who appreciate quality and attention to detail. Known for heritage-inspired classics with a contemporary twist, we champion a youthful spirit and are proud to fly the flag for Britain around the world.

We are looking for a highly numerical, organised individual keen to kick start their merchandising career with Jack Wills as a Branch Merchandising Allocator.

As an Allocator, it will be your responsibility to manage the inventory at store and option level for a specific product area, maximising the sales and profitability by ensuring the allocation of stock to the right place, at the right time, and in the right quantity. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Maintain a high level of communication with the core merchandising team and imports to ensure that weekly stock intake fits with the core team strategy;
  • Accurate and timely allocation of all initial POs for the UK;
  • Awareness of launch tracker position and full responsibility for ensuring lines are 100% allocated in time for new season launches;
  • Management of split shipments, short shipments and communication of actions required from DC team;
  • Communicate effectively with International and Web team to clearly communicate actions around short and split shipments;
  • Commercial management of rebuys. Seek guidance from product teams on re-buy allocation strategy. Challenge ranging and advise on performance by store;
  • Sound management of replenishment parameters, seeing through to pick and dispatch, reacting to trade reactions quickly, taking into account all factors affecting trade – promos, markdown events, repricing, school holidays etc;
  • Attend weekly Allocation meeting with core merchandising team to discuss the following: agreed branch stocks and build volumes, re-buys due in and ranging options;
  • Ad Hoc Branch analysis;
  • Assist with timely compilation and distribution of Monday reports and daily sales; and
  • Responsible for improving and streamlining allocation and reporting processes

Who you are:

  • Numerical ability
  • Teamwork skills
  • An interest in fashion
  • Prior experience in retail preferable

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