Allocator - Retail

Skechers Manhattan Beach, CA

A two-billion-dollar global leader in the high performance and lifestyle footwear industry, Skechers USA, Inc. designs, develops and markets more than 3,000 styles for men, women and children. Skechers' success stems from its employees, high-quality, varied product offering, diversified domestic and international distribution channels, and targeted multi-channel marketing.

The company offers two distinct footwear categories: a lifestyle division which includes Skechers Memory Foam and the charity line BOBS from Skechers, and Skechers Performance which includes Skechers GOrun and Skechers GOwalk footwear. Through licensing agreements, the company also offers branded apparel, bags, eyewear and more.

Celebrity product endorsees for Skechers' collections include the world famous drummer Ringo Starr, multi-platinum recording artist Demi Lovato, model and actress Kelly Brook, TV personality Brooke Burke-Charvet, legendary quarterbacks Joe Montana and Joe Namath, baseball stars Pete Rose and Mariano Rivera, and The Voice winner Danielle Bradbery. In addition, elite marathon champion and Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi, elite runner Kara Goucher, and pro golfer Matt Kuchar represent the Skechers Performance Division.

The Company sells its footwear in department, specialty and independent stores, as well as through more than 1000 Company-owned Skechers retail stores and online at Beyond the United States, Skechers product is available in more than 120 countries and territories through an international network of subsidiaries in Canada, Brazil, Chile, Japan, and across Europe, as well as through joint ventures in Asia and distributors around the world.

Skechers ships product through a 1.82 million square-foot, fully automated, LEED-Gold certified distribution facility in California that serves North America. The Company also operates a 753,000-square-foot facility in Belgium that serves Europe and ships directly to the rest of the planet.

To contribute to the business team in order to achieve divisional and departmental merchandising plans. Develop and maintain optimum store inventory levels, monitor new store performance, and determine proper inventory mixes to satisfy each store by gender, category, style and size requirement.


* Develop and execute initial allocation and replenishment of product to all assigned stores detailed in the "Buy Plans." Manage auto replenishment within published standards and proactively make adjustments based on sales trends, seasonality factors, visual merchandising strategies, and business needs. Identify and focus on "Top 20" SKUs. Target a 90% in-stock rate on those SKUs. Develop and employ "best practices" methodologies as they are discovered.

* Transfers – Responsible for monitoring SKU performance at the store level and recommending transfers or consolidations within published guidelines. Once recommendations are approved by a Merchandiser, responsible for keying them into the APROPOS system for download to stores.

* Ensure the right balance of product within their respective gender/category.

* Develop allocation parameters that take into account store capacity, demand, bulks, seasonality and product life styles.

* Assume responsibility for re-works and transfers based on the "out of stock" criteria set by the planners while focusing on the quality of merchandise, not quantity. In –stock means having adequate sizes on all maintained and active codes.

* Analysis – Using MicroStrategy, Garpac, Apropos, Stock Reports and Stock to Sales Reports, perform various store level analysis to anticipate the needs of business. This includes creating weekly sales and inventory reports to identify top stores and SKUs, underperforming stores and SKUs and then using solid judgment to take appropriate action and making recommendations to the Planner when needed. Create and utilize reporting tools to facilitate stock balancing transactions, as well as identifying and communicating missed product opportunities in specific store groupings.

* Bulk management – Monitor "Buy Plans" to ensure that bulks are being distributed in a timely manner. Communicate any issues to the Merchandiser, who will resolve them with the Allocations department. Actively anticipate potential product constraints and direct the Merchandiser to bulk goods to protect future needs.


* Maintain sample room

* Other duties as assigned.


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* Strong analytical skills.

* Strong problem solving skills.

* Ability to work in a fast paced environment.

* Computer proficient with knowledge of Apropos, Meta Cube and Excel.


* Bachelor's degree preferred but not required

* 3-5 years' footwear distribution and allocations experience required.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The skills, abilities and physical demands described are representative of those duties that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified for the job position, to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk; sit, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel. The employee is occasionally required to sit for long period of times

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