Allocator

Company Overview

SMCP North America, business unit of SMCP Group, lead the development of Parisian brands Sandro and Maje in North America. It directly operates 129 points of sales in the US and Canada, and gathers about 450 staff.

With three distinct contemporary Parisian fashion brands, SMCP is a global leading company in the accessible luxury sector. The Group operates 1,176 points of sales and its brands are present in 35 countries worldwide as of June 2016. Evelyne Chetrite and Judith Milgrom founded Sandro and Maje in Paris, in 1984 and 1998 respectively and continue to provide creative direction for the brands. Claudie Pierlot was also founded in 1984 by Madame Claudie Pierlot, and acquired by the Group in 2009.

Job description

Allocator is responsible for the completion of daily activities that support replenishment, sales and inventory initiatives to make optimum use of the Company's inventory. S/he acts as the direct liaison to all retail channels for stock level analysis and sales support.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

ALLOCATION & STORE PLANNING

* Review and execute the allocation plans based on store sales, budget and buy for all North America channels (free-standing stores, leased corners, internet, outlets)

* Manage replenishment program through auto-replenishment in Storeland for more than 1000 references

* Set-up store sales profiles to create models for initial allocations

* Monitor and maintain store stock levels down to the size level and execute inter-store transfers/consolidations based on performance

* Assist in pre-season buys preparations by defining and providing store categories, optimal stock levels and minimum buy quantities

* Allocate merchandise from multiple warehouses to stores

* Identify Inventory plans for renovation/new store openings

* Analyze store trends, sizing opportunities and shifts in business to affect future allocations

* Project and track deliveries to plan warehouse workload

* Work cross-functionally with multiple teams (Merchandising, Visual, IT, Operations, Inventory Control)

* Manage/support/develop intern

REPORTING & ANALYSIS

* Compile data and generate standard as well as ad hoc reporting, on a daily, weekly, monthly basis

* Analyze business based on projection and trend

* EOS reporting

COMMUNICATION & SUPPORT

* Receive, review and respond to store requests for merchandise, deliveries in a timely manner

* Receive and respond to internal requests from marketing, visual merchandising and other departments as needed

* Provide administration and other ad hoc support as needed

Profile

Qualifications:

* 1 – 2 years allocation/store planning experience

* Excellent written/verbal communication and diplomacy skills

* Advanced Computer skills - MS Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint). Experience with Storeland, Qlikview and Scortex are preferred but not required.

* Ability to handle multiple tasks in an organized manner, prioritize and meet tight deadlines concurrently

* Ability to read, understand, and interpret various Financial and Retail Performance Reports

* Ability to work independently and be flexible.

* Able to investigate and solve discrepancies.

* Detail oriented

* French speaking is a plus.

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