Allocator – Outdoor Footwear

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Allocator - Outdoor Footwear

Remuneration: Market related 
Location: Cape Town
Job level: Junior/Mid
Type: Permanent
Reference: #CUMG-4302
Company: Cape Union Mart

Job description

An opportunity has become available at our Outdoor Department Head Office for a confident, energetic and resilient Outdoor Footwear Allocator who has the strong analytical, logical reasoning and numerical abilities required to oversee the allocations for the relevant Outdoor portfolios in adherence to the Cape Union Mart Group standards.

Our ideal candidate will have the ability to align with the company vision, be self-motivated and actively involved in overseeing the end to end process in the applicable area of responsibility. In addition, the successful candidate should have the high energy levels required for this fast-paced, exciting and dynamic retail environment.

Duties and Responsibilities

    • Working with Planners and Buyers to fully implement the Merchandise Strategy

    • Implement the Allocation strategy according to store turnover and profile

    • Ensure allocations are done effectively based on trade and store performance

    • Analytical support and feedback to influence the Planning and Buying teams

    • Store and merchandise-related (style and sizing) analysis

    • Reporting and recommendations regarding store performance – this role plays a crucial link between stores and the merchandise team

    • Liaising with suppliers, stores and the Distribution Centre regarding queries

    • Monitoring the delivery of stock and take appropriate action

    • Replenishment management

    • Effective communication with stores and field

    • Monitoring product performance to take appropriate action

    • Regular store visits where appropriate

Experience & Qualifications

    • 3 years’ experience as a Retail/Merchandise/Product/Store Allocator within a retail environment (Advantageous) 

    • Matric & qualification in a related field (preferably a numerical undergraduate degree) 

    • A high degree of numeracy and a detailed and strategic approach to work

    • The ability to communicate effectively at all levels

    • Ability to show initiative and be resourceful

    • Sound decision making ability

    • Must have excellent MS Office (Excel at an advanced level) skills and/or other Planning Tools


Competencies Required

    • Self- leader

    • Team collaborator and passionate

    • Accurate and detail oriented

    • Able to effectively time manage

    • Able to plan, problem-solve & forecast

    • Resilient and tenacious in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment

Posted on 07 Apr 08:33

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