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Product Allocator

Product Allocator

Category 
Merchandising
Job Locations 
US-AL-BIRMINGHAM

Opportunity Details

Overview

Looking for candidates who have a desire to start a career in Retail Buying, Planning or Inventory Mgmt. This open position is a way to get that career started with a successful and growing retailer. Prefer someone with a Fashion Merchandising, Management or Supply Chain Mgmt. degree with a solid retail background. If you're currently in retail and looking to further your career in Buying, Planning or Inventory Mgmt without the long retail hours then this could be the career for you. 


The Merchandiser (Product Allocator) will distribute the correct amount of merchandise to a store based level according to its sales and potential sales. This person is responsible for analyzing a specific area of business, placing product in locations to achieve optimal performance. This role requires strong analytical skills. This person must be a strong communicator, able to work in a team environment, and able be a positive influence with other team members. Some travel required.

 

Benefits May Include:
Health Insurance (Blue Cross), Dental Insurance (Blue Cross), Vision, Term Life Insurance and Accidental Death Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability, Stock Purchase Plan, 401(k), Employee Discounts, Vendor Employee Purchase Plans, Vacation

Responsibilities

 

  1. Per assigned area of business, responsible for allocating the right product, to the right stores, in the right quantity, at the right time to maximize sales and profitability assuring all stores are assorted with the correct product mix and depth.
  2. Work within a team environment collaborating with buyers, planners, and replenishment analysts to achieve sales, margin, and GMROI goals.
  3. Using system tools to analyze business trends communicate with team regarding merchandise movement and provide recommendations to achieve sales goals.
  4. Balance inventory levels through inter-store transfers and replenishment from DC Reserve units as appropriate given sell through and market trends.
  5. Respond to District Manager and operations feedback and requests regarding quantities and assortments.
  6. Responsible for meeting New Store unit plans and collaborating with the E3 Replenishment team to ensure new locations are assorted with the correct product mix day one and is maintained for the first full calendar year.
  7. Participate in End of Month and End of Quarter meetings and provide category specific hind sights and recommendations.
  8. Periodically travel to store locations to review product mix, obtain feedback, and analyze market competition and trends.
  9. Review metrics with E3 analysts to ensure store assortments and levels for each style are being replenished timely and discuss any opportunities for replenished goods within each store.
  10. Partner with your Inventory Manager and foster an open communication forum to discuss inventory opportunities, potential issues, and merchandise requests.
  11. As a model team member always be willing to participate and assist when the team is in need including but not limited to being an active participant, training peers and new team members and exhibiting flexibility.
  12. Attend vendor meetings with team as needed.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred in a retail environment.

 

**Hibbett Sports conducts drug testing and background checks**

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