Junior Allocator/Analyst

New York, New York, United States
27 Oct 2022
06 Jan 2023
Full Time
Why Join Us
The Ermenegildo Zegna Group is one of Italy's most famous family driven enterprises and a world leader in luxury menswear. Founded in 1910, Zegna is deeply grounded in history and craftsmanship, yet always at the forefront of contemporary innovation and style. We are pioneers who embrace change, take ownership of our actions and work to create the world we want. With over 500 points of sale and 7,000 employees worldwide, we are as proud of our people as our products and look for others that share our passion and commitment to excellence and authenticity.

As a J unior Allocator/Analyst based in the New York Corporate office you will play a key role within the Merchandising and Planning teams. Reporting directly to the Director of Commercial Analysis and Outlet Merchandising, you will support ongoing analysis and business trends. Partnering closely with the team, you will pro-actively determine business needs to address conditions and help drive sales and reduce inventory.

The role provides fundamental support in all areas of Planning. The core responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

Allocating & Buying
  • Perform weekly allocations to the Outlet Stores to ensure proper goods coverage in line with their capacities that supports financial targets
  • Provide daily and weekly updates on business as it relates to the latest forecast, identifying trends, and highlighting selling that exceeds or falls short of expectation
  • Partner with manager to propose markdown and promotional strategies to maximize profitability on the life of an item or category
  • Monitor seasonal performance for accurate assortment planning
  • Manage and maintain Brand Strategy and Pricing Tool for Outlets
  • Analyze and forecast receipt management and execute consolidations
  • Monitor business trend vs BDG/FC, identify risk and opportunities, and deploy action plan
  • Set priorities and parameters for weekly replenishment
  • Partner cross functionally with wholesale/retail for off-price sales and ensure all product details are in system
  • Cross Functional Reporting
  • Influence and educate OUT organization about core strategies and insights to engage stakeholders to support optimization of business opportunities
  • Consistently provide feedback to enhance team's skillset and performance
  • Partner with managers to align cross-functional objectives and best practices
  • Develop and maintain cross-divisional relationships.
  • Communicate opportunities where management support is needed on initiatives and strategies.
  • Travel as Required

  • Minimum of 1-2 years of business analytics, preferably in the Retail industry
  • Expert command of retail math concepts, applications, and statistical analysis
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills, adaptability/flexibility, and initiative
  • Excellent communication, teamwork, analytical thinking skills
  • Comfortable working in MS Excel and experience navigating multiple systems and large sets of data
  • Occasional travel

  • Detail-oriented person who can multitask
  • Excellent communication, teamwork, analytical and strategic thinking skills
  • Ability to interact and report on business with cross functional teams and across multiple levels of management
  • Inquisitive and open to trying innovative ideas
  • Enjoys fast-paced retail environments
  • Salary range: $60,000-$65,000 annually

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