Allocator . Job Reference: 1649021

Job ID: 711282
Location: Paddington
Category: Distribution
Salary: Competitive + Benefits negotiable
Job Views:

Competitive + Benefits

Date when vacancy closes
31 May 2017

Business Area
Head Office

Area of Expertise


Vacancy Details

Job Purpose
- To allocate specific product ranges/department to stores, to maximise availability for all customers in all channels
- To identify opportunities and exceptions using the tool's functionality to drive stock to the right places
- Effectively communicate to stores/channels with regards to highlighting opportunities to drive sales
Key accountabilities and measures
- Clear focus on managing JDA Fulfilment, its settings and parameters to optimise stock distribution in line with BU strategy
- Focus on the planning, exception management and lockdown of each launch communicating any issues to the Merchandiser
- Managing dates to support launches in stores in line with business requirements
- Deliver availability targets through effective stock management (minimise stock deficiencies, achieving maximum sell through)
- Load accurately presentation quantities and dates in line with departmental presentation strategy
- Support the exit strategy where required
- Manage exceptions within JDA fulfilment
- Escalate potential issues on the assortment and highlight actions required
- Escalate issues with product set up such as no MCDQ (MINSS) or no forecast
- Liaise with senior allocator to escalate issues to the A & R central team
- Provide accurate send forecasts on a weekly basis and react to logistics and retail constraints where applicable
- Maintain effective and positive communication with traders and stores
- Ensure effective two-way communication with Senior Allocator, Merchandiser (all channels) and Demand Forecaster
- Share and implementing best practise allocation and providing support for other allocators and departments
Key relationships and stakeholders
- Senior Allocator
- Merchandising
- All Channels
- Supply Chain
- A & R Central Team
- Retail
- Logistics

Technical skills/business skills required
- The ability to optimise customer availability and sales whilst managing stock levels in all selling channels
- In depth knowledge of JDA Fulfilment and how it relates to the supply chain
- In depth understanding of the parameters that JDA Fulfilment uses to distribute stock
- The ability to manage by exception using the views in JDA Fulfilment
- Knowledge of key merchandising systems Range Planner, SSI and Demand Forecasting
- Knowledge of assortment and shape of chain
- Ability to initiate and build strong relationships with own team, stores and external contacts
- Strong numerical, analytical and interpretive skills
- Strong communication and influencing skills
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