(Temp) Allocator

London, GB
12 Apr 2022
03 Jun 2022
Primary Purpose: The allocator is part of the planning team that focuses on supporting the business optimizing stock through accurate allocations based off the needs of the business and stores.

The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in Allocation to...

- Partner with the Product team to develop inventory strategies for initial allocations to stores & ecommerce.
- Analyze store sales performance & inventory to optimize stocks
- Carry out all allocation and replenishment activity to ensure prompt and effective distribution of stock and ensure that target store stock levels are maintained.
- Proactive approach to ensure all cross functional queries are dealt with efficiently
- Develop initial allocation strategies for new product launches and provide fill rate analysis to cross functional teams including Buying and VM.
- Partner with Buying to develop minimum stock holding levels at the SKU level (style/size/color) to ensure sales plans and VM guidelines for the floor
- Partner with the warehouse team regarding the planning and execution of allocations & deliveries
- Review style and category performance and make suggestions for the replenishment and movement of stock
- Provide Weekly Monday sales & inventory reports to the business & ad hoc reports as required
- Determine appropriate inventory levels for new stores across Europe.
- Provide clear & accurate inventory reports for all business partners. Partner with the warehouse team regarding the planning & execution of allocations & deliveries
- Manage communication of newness arrival timing at the distribution centre & stores for business partners.
- Support allocations in absence of other Tapestry team members where relevant

The accomplished individual will possess...

- Advanced computer skills in Excel Required (v-lookups, pivot tables, complex formulas, etc.)
- Excellent team working skills with the ability to manage cross-functional relationships across multiple levels.
- Enthusiastic in working towards achieving team objectives and goals.
- Previous experience of SAP would be beneficial.

Our Competencies for All Employees
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.

Tapestry, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant's or employee's qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. Visit Tapestry, Inc. at http://www.tapestry.com/