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Allocator (Retail)

ADIDAS - Melbourne, VIC

Any Industry
Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin


Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organisation:

Manage retail inventory flow and create store-specific distribution strategies to maximize store sales and SKU productivity within both Concept and Factory Outlet channels.

Key Responsibilities:

• Manage inventory flow by brand, district, store, and assortment group to budget taking store size, climate, seasonality, capacity, etc. into consideration when making decisions.

• Proactively plan, react, communicate, and take appropriate action to meet and exceed sales and margin budgets.

• Assist with the implementation and management of store assortments through a strong partnership with buying team, using store clusters (to include store size, climate, seasonality, capacity, etc.) to maximize full-price sell thru and turns.

• Analyse, monitor and recap core item performance and inventory levels on a weekly basis, to minimize out of stocks.

• Provide quantitative analysis to support planning, buying and store planning decisions both pre-season and in-season.

• Analyse and monitor open to ship by department for each store.

• Ensure all product is tracked and shipped in compliance with product launch dates and new store opening dates.

• Consistently manage and update store capacity models across FO and Concept stores.

• New store opening planning and allocation by article to meet business requirements.

• Evaluate adjustments to plans and allocations for performance trends and inventory levels.

• Create and maintain smooth product flows by development of outbound flow from the DC on specific timelines.

• Consolidate, analyse and communicate size and location-based performance, including sales/inventory comparisons, seasonality and marketing impacts. Utilize analysis to identify profit opportunities.

• Article delivery tracking, DC and store level.

• Collaborate with operations, DC, planning and the BU to support strategy that aligns future financial and product opportunities.

• React to in season trends by door to ensure that the models are being adjusted appropriately based on each stores performance.


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    Key Relationships:
  • Market Retail team including:
    • Retail Back Office (RBO) team
    • District Managers
    • Store Managers and their Store teams
  • Logistics
  • Finance
  • Go To Market (GTM) teams
  • Supply Chain

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

    • Knowledge of and familiarity with Retail KPI’s.
    • Strong analytical skills and a thorough understanding of retail math.
    • Proficiency with MS Office Suite and familiarity with merchandising systems/applications.
    • Advanced Excel skills, and a thorough understanding of macros, pivot tables, lookup formulas, formatting, etc.
    • Familiarity accessing data from a database structure.
    • SAP experience a plus
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to understand and use financial data, such as fractions, percentages, ratios, gross margin, net sales, etc., to make decisions and influence outcomes.
    • Ability to manipulate large amounts of data and create reporting tools from data.
    • Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
    • Think strategically, synthesize data, identify trends and recommend viable solutions.
    • Work on a cross functional team and be a part of a team atmosphere.

    Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university.
  • Experience in Merchandising preferred.

What’s on offer?

A competitive base salary, bonus scheme and adidas employee benefits are also on offer to the successful candidate.

How do I apply?

  • Press the "Apply" button and follow the instructions
  • You will be required to fill out the online applications forms, and attach a copy of your resume and cover letter which addresses all above candidate requirements
  • Applications which do not attach a cover letter which addresses the job requirements specific to adidas will not be considered.
  • Applications will only be accepted through the steps above
  • Please note that due to the high volume of applications adidas receives, we will be unable to respond to all individual inquiries.


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Please note applicants must have permanent legal rights to work in Australia. No Relocation or Visa support is offered for this role.

Please note part of adidas Pacific’s recruitment process will require external candidates to consent to a pre-employment criminal history check

Note to agencies: adidas Pacific does not accept any unsolicited calls or resumes from headhunters, executive recruiters, or other staffing or recruitment agencies. Please do not submit or forward any resumes, CVs or profiles to the adidas careers portal, nor to any adidas personnel. adidas will not pay any fees relating to unsolicited resumes.