Allocator I (White House Black Market) - 11215 Metro Pkwy

Fort Myers, Florida, United States
11 Apr 2021
15 May 2021
With approximately 1,300 boutiques and outlets throughout the U.S., as well as an online presence for each of our brands, it takes sophisticated technology, resources and infrastructure to ensure the continued success of our businesses. From finance and accounting to technology and merchandising careers, we have diverse opportunities available for talented professionals to join our team of nearly 16,000 associates who share our commitment to excellence.

Position Objective

This position is responsible for merchandise allocation for assigned categories. Duties include initial sizing of purchase orders, purchase order allocation, Bi-weekly replenishment, and cross-functional partnership to ensure the proper merchandise assortment for stores and online. While this entry point role will be active in managing inventory for a specified department, this is a learning role.

  • Develops allocation strategies in tandem with direct leader, by floorset aimed at maximizing sales and minimizing markdowns.
  • Executes allocation strategy with initial and flow purchase orders being thoughtfully worked prior to arrival at Distribution Center.
  • Manages replenishment of current styles to boost inventory productivity by channel.
  • Owns analysis to size level, identify and action future opportunities while sizing all purchase orders for department.
  • Monitors and tracks inbound purchase orders, working with Logistics, Merchants and Planners to strategically mitigate risks to business.
  • Reviews and analyzes weekly business results, interpreting results, identifying solutions and communicating action points to cross functional team.
  • Undertakes new store allocations by analyzing sister store to determine depth needs for department, considering available merchandise, promotional activity and floorset placement to drive strategy.
  • Communicates and partners with Merchant, Planner, Sourcing, Store Planner and Logistics as needed to drive business.
  • Participates in Product Life Cycle meetings, contributing the Allocation perspective and data analysis designed to drive impactful business results.

    • Culture
      Living the Chico's FAS Values and Guiding Principles by demonstrating Customer Focus, Instilling Trust, Driving Engagement and Delivering Results with High Performance.
    • Decision Quality
      Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.
    • Action Oriented
      Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
    • Interpersonal Savvy
      Relating openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people.
    • Situational Adaptability
      Adapting approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations.

    • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Operations, or other related field preferred

    Required Qualifications
    • 1--3 years' professional experience in corporate retail; experience with an apparel specialty retailer a plus.
    • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills; strong aptitude with numbers
    • Ability to manage time and workload effectively with flexibility to shift focus/priorities
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Team player that exhibits excellent "team work" abilities
    • Strong PC proficiency with a strong emphasis in Excel

    Preferred Qualifications
    • JDA and/or SAP experience a plus



    Chico's FAS, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, lactation, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military service, veteran status, or any other category protected under federal, state, or local law.

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