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Allocator - Europe, Lululemon Athletica


London, United Kingdom


Executive / Coordinator


Merchandising & Allocation



Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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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

must haves

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.

About Us

Founded in Vancouver BC in 1998, the first lululemon shared its retail space with a yoga studio. We've been growing ever since, and our technical yoga and run clothes are now available in countries all over the world.

our original intent:

Elevating the world from mediocrity to greatness.

our mission statement:

Creating components for pople to live longer, healthier, fun lives.

about our products:

We make technical athletic apparel for yoga, running, dancing and most other sweaty pursuits.

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