Senior Merchandise Allocator- Concession Shops & Licensed Goods, Canada

Hugo Boss
New York City, New York, USA
02 Apr 2022
19 May 2022
HUGO BOSS is one of the leading premium fashion and lifestyle companies with around 14,600 employees worldwide. As the most important interface for our customers, you will demonstrate your passion for our products and act as a brand ambassador for HUGO BOSS. Join a team that provides an exceptional brand and shopping experience with enthusiasm, fun and expertise - because, to create something extraordinary, we must explore new paths together. Shape your own future at HUGO BOSS!

Senior Merchandise Allocator- Concession Shops & Licensed Goods, Canada
HUGO BOSS Fashions, Inc. | New York City | United States | Full-time

The Senior Merchandise Allocator - Concession Shops & Licensed Goods, Canada is responsible for distribution and in-season management of HUGO BOSS goods in Canada concession shops. This includes initial allocation and replenishment flow of inventory for the appropriate balance of sales & inventory levels through end of life cycle. S/he understands the relationship of merchandise assortment planning and allocations needed to meet target financial plans and profitability. Oversee daily allocation workload and training for interns. Collaborates with licensed vendors and global contacts to manage full product lifecycle and master data for licensed goods business in North America - Fragrance, Watches & Eyewear.

This position will sit in the Canadian HB Headquarters, reporting directly into the NY Corporate office.

All candidates should be aware that HUGO BOSS currently maintains a policy, requiring all employees to be fully COVID vaccinated (which includes a booster shot). Newly hired employees must be fully vaccinated by their start date. HUGO BOSS is an equal opportunity employer and will provide a reasonable accommodation to those unable to be vaccinated for medical or religious reasons where it is not an undue hardship to the Company to do so as provided under federal, state and local law. In addition, HUGO BOSS will provide additional accommodations consistent with the requirements of NY state vaccination law.

What you can expect:

Responsibilities include, but not limited to the following

  • Distributes merchandise to Canada concession shops at style | color | size | fit | price level based on business trends, reporting analysis and management objectives.
  • Prepare, recommend and communicate weekly product performance from BIS merchandise selling and delivery reports, to understand any shifts in business and react accordingly. Shift product on a style level between DOS & concessions. Presents key findings to management.
  • Monitor sales and update management on timely replenishment strategy for all seasonal, and key item programs through full product lifecycle - initial delivery, consolidation, replenishment & buyback
  • Own Seamless and timely transition of master data to concession partners prior to allocation
  • Identify seasonal marketing needs; track and allocate goods according to plan
  • Provide adhoc product suggestions for marketing, site rankings, mailers and events
  • Partner with Buying on seasonal PK and Buybooks
  • New Store inventory set ups and tracking
  • Communicates directly with stores to troubleshoot consumer needs, special orders, pricing issues and stock inquiries.
  • Misc adhoc projects as needed

  • Conduct seasonal analysis on style, color, size, fit and price level selling specific to each department store
  • Responsible for sizing of assortment sheets and contract entry in Market
  • Partner with planning on historical sku & cluster performance and receipts by channel to create buy strategy for upcoming season

Licensed Goods:
  • Creates 6 month rolling forecast by SPG
  • Develop and pull style selling reports; Recap findings and actions on consolidations, re-orders and strategy for seasonal buys
  • Establish quarterly hindsight meetings and recaps
  • Own timely Master Data set up in SAP
  • Build relationships with external licensed teams and global contacts

System Technology:
  • Utilizes SAP Merchandising Systems: BIS Reporting, Initial Allocation and Markdown Promotion Tools
  • Utilizes SAP | AFS for merchandise inquiry management

Your profile:

  • Bachelor's Degree or 1-3 years retail experience.
  • Previous Allocation experience a must
  • Previous concession or licensed experience a plus
  • Strong proficiency in Excel & Systems operation
  • Adapts to shifts in business environment
  • Fashion, Product & Trend Awareness
  • Oral and written communication
  • Detail oriented
  • Self-motivated

Your benefits:

HUGO BOSS offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes:
  • Hybrid Working Model
  • Flexible Commuting
  • Flexible Fridays & Summer Fridays
  • 21 paid days off (pro-rated based on first year of employment) plus your Birthday off
  • Generous Employee Discount Program
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Benefits with Health Saving Account (HSA) option
  • 401(K) with company match
  • Flex Spending Account (FSA)
  • Commuter Benefits (Pre-tax)
  • Voluntary Benefits and Critical Illness
  • Company sponsored Life and Disability benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Discounts for auto/home/pet insurance
  • Gym membership discount

Fashion is a form of self-expression. With our products, we want to inspire individuality and encourage everyone to be their authentic selves. HUGO BOSS is a global company with our employees representative of the world at large. We believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce, and are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of, but not limited to, age, citizenship, disability, gender identity or expression, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sex, marital status, or sexual orientation.