Assistant Manager, Allocation

Roppongi, JP
14 Jul 2021
31 Jul 2021
Key Responsibilities:
- Responsible allocation/distribution of SKUs within multiple departments from the distribution center to stores
- Translate assortment and buy plans into distribution parameters & strategies; ensure pipe quantities are appropriate and allocated based on sales expectations
- Create SKU base Inventory investment plans by Store Level to maximize return on investment.
- Communicate Inventory lifecycle plan, i.e. Product intro & Deletion to stores in line with product assortment strategy.
- Conduct Store to Store inventory Transfer to optimize sales and inventory balance.
- Plan appropriate delivery schedule to minimize sales loss in respect to logistic cost.
- Run analysis of Sales & Inventory with adequate attributes to seek for Sales & Inventory improvement opportunity.
- Work closely with Buyer and Retail Field teams to execute Coach Product strategy in timely manner.
- Build appropriate initial inventory levels for all new store openings using modeling as well as real estate proforma to anticipate sales demand
- Manage and assist on adhoc business tasks / projects that involve cross channel collaboration
- Consistent demonstration of Coach core values
- Continuously interact with field/stores to identify areas of opportunity to support goals
- Partner with Buying and Inventory Management to review business and understand short and long-term strategies
- Experience in a retail environment. Brand or/and fashion business is preferred.
- English language skills are an advantage, although not mandatory
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Flexible / Comfortable with change & ambiguity
- Action-oriented
- Excellent MS (Word and Excel) and Power Point skills, SAP experience preferred

Our Competencies for All Employees
- Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
- Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
- Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
- Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
- Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.
- Perseverance: Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish; seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks.
- Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn't upset when things are up in the air; doesn't have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
Our Competencies for All People Managers
- Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
- Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong moraleand spirit in theirteam; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.
- Managerial Courage: Doesn't hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and "actionable" positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.
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