Sr. Allocator, Department Stores & License Goods

Hugo Boss
New York City, New York, United States
22 Nov 2022
03 Dec 2022
Our vision is to establish HUGO BOSS as the leading premium tech-driven fashion platform worldwide and to be one of the top 100 global brands. At HUGO BOSS, we work as a team to apply our knowledge, skills and experience together and create a diversity of ideas and solutions. What unites us? We love fashion, we change fashion!

At HUGO BOSS, you have the opportunity to contribute your personality, ideas and creativity - because only when we break new ground together can we create something unique. Become part of our team of more than 14.000 employees worldwide and shape your future/drive your future/drive your growth, at HUGO BOSS!

The Sr. Allocator, Department Stores & License Goodsis responsible for distribution and in-season management of HUGO BOSS goods in concession shops. This includes initial allocation and replenishment flow of inventory for the appropriate balance of sales & inventory levels through end of life cycle. 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.

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 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

The expected base salary range for this position is from $57,582 - $68,000. It is not typical for offers to be made at or near the top of the range. Salary offers are based on a wide range of factors including relevant skills, training, experience, education, and, where applicable, certifications obtained. Market and organizational factors are also considered.

We are a global company with our employees representative of the world at large. Our inclusive culture embraces each person's authenticity and individuality. We are committed to equal employment opportunity. And we believe our equitable work environment helps unleash your full potential and inspires you to thrive.

Do you feel it's time for a new challenge at HUGO BOSS? If so, we look forward telling you all about this job opportunity in a personal conversation.