Retail Allocator - Head Office Based, St. Albans

  • Griffiths Way, St Albans AL1, UK
  • Full-time
  • Employment Status: Regular

Company Description

About Skechers

A multi-billion-dollar, award-winning global brand, Skechers designs and develops lifestyle and performance product known for style, innovation, quality and comfort. With international business representing more than half of its total sales, Skechers has product available in more than 170 countries and significant opportunities for continued expansion worldwide.

    Job Description

    About the role

    As an Allocator, you will effectively analyse the product selling and store inventory objectives within the company owned International retail stores. You will work directly with the merchandising and allocation team to communicate product opportunities based on sales history, current sales trends, and inventory needs as well as identify slow sellers and implement exit strategies in collaboration with the Merchant team.

    Our Allocator's main duties and responsibilities will consist of but not limited to:

    • Allocate product to each store taking into account their individual needs and keeping within stock plans set at store, gender and category level.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of all peak season shifts, bank holidays, half terms and other events across the whole store portfolio.
    • Execute quarterly planned master assortment initial allocation by store division department and replenishment of product to all assigned stores.
    • Manage auto replenishment and proactively make adjustments based on sales trends, seasonality factors, and business needs.
    • Ensure the right balance of product within their respective stock to sales by gender/ category as well as maintain proper stock needs at the store level based on sales, capacity, and sales volume.
    • Develop and adhere to allocation parameters that take into account store capacity, sales, trends, product seasonality and product life cycle.
    • Review various company generated and localised reports to facilitate stock balancing, inventory management and sales trends to guide strategic allocation of product to stores.
    • Attend store visits to enhance understanding

    Core skills as an Allocator  

    You will be an organised person with an eye for detail and have the ability to prioritise multiple projects. You will need to demonstrate the below skills/experience:

    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills are required.
    • Detailed oriented and able to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
    • Computer literate with knowledge of Excel, Power Point and other advanced retail systems.  
    • Self-starter with high level of initiative and a strong sense of ownership and urgency.
    • Strong organisational and time management skills.
    • Good project management experience and flexibility to adapt to change.
    • Ability to work cross functionally and develop relationships.
    • Highly collaborative and able to operate at all levels, internally and externally.
    • Flexible and able to take on new challenges.

    What you’ll get

    • Full Time Permanent role working Mon-Fri
    • £25,000 - £30,000 (depending on experience)
    • Free onsite parking
    • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
    • Product discount
    • Group Personal Pension
    • Group Income Protection
    • Group Life Assurance
    • Long Service Award

    If this sounds like a role for you, please click to apply, and visit for more details on Skechers.

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