A planning and allocation position at Belk, such as an Allocation Director, may be your perfect fit if you are looking to advance your career in the fashion merchandising industry. Belk has been the leading department store in promoting Modern. Southern. Style. for over a century, and is continuing to provide the latest clothing trends and home goods to customers at brick-and-mortar stores, online, and other digital platforms.
Belk prides itself on hosting an inclusive workspace where employees’ ideas can grow in order to take our brand to the next level. Employees are offered great benefits packages, and have opportunities to take paid days off to volunteer for community service events.
Along with this balance of financial and personal opportunities, Belk also supports employee well-being by offering a large 5,000 square foot gym to promote physical health in the recently renovated headquarters in Charlotte. Another highlight is Belk’s location to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, which makes both business and leisure travel easily accessible to employees.
As an allocation director, you will be a key senior leader in planning and allocation, and will report to the Vice President of Allocation. Along with this, you will also partner with the GMM and GVP in business matters, and use your knowledge of merchandise planning and allocation to drive gross margin dollars by selling product and reducing the number of markdowns at store locations.
Your team will look to you to provide strategic direction for allocation, replenishment, sizing, and pack, and you will coach your team of allocation managers and analysts throughout the process. Other responsibilities include balancing and prioritizing workloads across the organization, recognizing and promoting talented analysts within your team, and using planning and merchandising systems like RMS, APX, and SPO.
The prime allocation director candidate will have obtained a Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, operations, or any other similar business field. A proven track record of success using data-driven analysis to drive sales and recognize revenue-creating opportunities is vital as well.
Your background in coaching and mentorship within cross-functional team situations will be an asset, as will your creative mind and curious nature in terms of discovering processes to improve allocation methods and drive margins. The planning and allocation director must be comfortable and able to share best practices with peers while also serving as a key influence at the GMM and GVP level.
A strong work ethic complete with impeccable oral and written communication skills is a necessity in merchandise allocation and planning, as is your ability to manage your time and prioritize tasks.
Perhaps you are making the move to Charlotte, North Carolina in your search for a planning and allocation job, and are unfamiliar with the area. Being home to venues like Time Warner Cable Arena, the NASCAR Hall of Fame, and the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, it is safe to say that you will have plenty of different avenues to explore in Uptown Charlotte.
The summer and fall are perfect times to discover art walks in NoDa, see historical houses in the Fourth Ward, and even grab a great flight of wine at one of our countless local restaurants. If you are looking for a smaller community right by uptown, you should consider exploring neighborhoods like Ballantyne where you can play a round of golf, or discover homemade goods in Ballantyne Village.
Working as an allocation director at Belk may just be your correct fit, and we encourage you to click on the “Apply Now” button to get started on your application.