Allocator – Europe
who we are
yoga is our first love, and we also make technical product for running, training and pretty much every other way you like to sweat. You can find our stores all around the world, from Vancouver to Dubai, and places in between. Our vision is to create transformational experiences for people to live happy, healthy, fun lives.
Allocator - europe
Our Allocators have strong attention to detail, are analytical thinkers, and work well in a team. The Allocator is responsible for the execution of allocations to support merchandise assortments across multiple Lululemon channels and stores including Ecom, with a focus on new store openings. They are responsible for maintaining appropriate by store inventory levels by department/class/sku to maximize profitability in order to meet sales and gross margin goals. They will collaborate with their respective merchandising team to develop sku assortments and allocation strategies for each of their merchandise classifications. They will execute these strategies by primarily using Advanced Arthur Allocation and will be required to use other analytical tools to develop these strategies. This person will be responsible for managing the flow of inventory out of the distribution centers and making sound recommendations on replenishment. The allocator will be the primary driver of managing and controlling inventory at the store/sku/size level for their respective areas.
a day in the life:
Work with Merchandising team to develop and manage allocation strategies for Lulu product by channel and location.
Manage initial allocation and replenishment out of the Distribution Center, pre-allocations and other potential receipt methods in conjunction with the strategy
Build and maintain appropriate inventory levels in each new store
Maintain the appropriate mix by department/class, style, color and size in each store in order to achieve budgeted turn rate and gross margin.
Analyze and react to individual store trend and the performance of store groupings to better flow merchandise and allocate inventory replenishment.
Consolidate, analyze and communicate size and location-based selling, including sales/inventory comparisons to affect allocations.
Master size analysis to optimize buy & allocation
Ad Hoc product/store analysis as required
The Ideal Candidate
Bachelors degree in Business, Marketing or related field, or equivalent work experience
Experience working in Fashion Retail
Experience with Allocation tools ideal
Proven excellence in identifying and communicating business insights to middle and upper management
Expert knowledge of Excel (advanced)
Demonstrate good listening, written and oral communication skills, effectively and clearly communicates, reflecting an appropriate sense of urgency.
Strong independent thinking, ability to work in teams, and willingness to challenge others
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
Able to build, develop and maintain effective working relationships with planning and members of cross-functional team.
Participate in cross-functional meetings & share best practices and develop systems knowledge
You have strong time management and organisational skills
You live and breathe the lululemon culture and lifestyle: hanging out with awesome people, and working out regularly!
You acknowledge the presence of choice in every moment and takes personal responsibility for your life.
You possess an entrepreneurial spirit and continuously innovate to achieve great results.
You communicate with honesty and kindness, and create the space for others to do the same.
You integrate fun and joy as a way of being and working, aka don't take yourselves too seriously
NOTE: Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted. Please accept our utmost appreciation for your interest. lululemon is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.