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Merchandise Allocator

Job Title: Merchandise Allocator
Contract Type: Full Time
Location: London, England
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
REF: 2046_1539791907
Contact Name: Joanna Nathan
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 2 years ago

Job Description

This growing jewellery brand are looking for an Allocator / Merchandiser to join their team at their Head Office in North London. You will be responsible for 37 of their UK concessions.

This role would be fantastic for a Senior Allocator or an Assistant Merchandiser looking for the next step up.

Main Responsibilities Will Include:

  • Allocate merchandise at sku level
  • Accountable for ensuring stores are at optimal inventory levels and presentation standards are met to drive sales, in-stocks, and service customers
  • Develop product knowledge to be store level expert in regards to product needs and opportunities.
  • Review / challenge assortment flow plan and ensure sufficient quantities are purchased to support the assortment plan
  • Perform pre-season, in-season, and post-season analysis to uncover opportunities and risks.
  • Develop recommendations for in-season changes and pre-season assortment plans to ensure maximization of objectives
  • Monitor warehouse inventory and flow and recommends appropriate actions
  • Prepare weekly review of item sales and inventory results
  • Coordinate subsequent re-forecasting estimates
  • Provide robust current and historical analysis of the categories to drive strategic decisions and to provide context for the longer term direction of the brand.
  • Planning, WSSI, OTB, range planning and sell through to ensure the company objectives are met in terms of sales, margin and stock.
  • Ensure stock is allocated as planned and promptly; manage stock fragmentation effectively.
  • Liaise with the warehouse on delivery / picking volumes to ensure manageable work flows.
  • Assist in the management of the product life cycle, planning discontinuations and stock clearance.
  • Analyse sales by size and propose size breakdowns for new products.

Person Requirements:

  • Previous experience as an Asst Merchandiser or Senior Allocator, ideally within jewellery
  • Previous experience at allocator level
  • Experience of WSSI, Cat cards, OTB, range planning
  • Inventory management experience
  • Excel - intermediate/advance level
  • Team Player
  • Methodical approach
  • Numerate and analytical; accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work as an individual, under pressure and prioritise
  • Ability to think through problems and suggest solutions