Are you a merchandise allocation expert? If you are ready to take your fashion merchandising career to the next level, you should consider applying as an allocation manager here at Belk. Our company has been a trendsetter in Southern fashion for upwards of 125 years, and features brick-and-mortar stores in sixteen Southern states.
Along with numerous storefronts, Belk also boasts a thriving digital presence with multiple social media platforms and a website where customers can discover and order the latest styles in clothing and home merchandise.
Working for Belk gives employees numerous avenues for growth. For example, Belk offers a generous benefits package, paid community service days, and an onsite gym that was recently completed at the end of 2016. Belk also features an inclusive workspace, which allows ideas to reach new heights.
As an allocation manger, you will be responsible for leading a cross-functional team of employees while optimizing numerous stores’ inventories in order to boost sales and profits. Leaders in the allocation management role must communicate and cooperate with merchandising and planning partners, and promote continuous learning and improvement among team members.
A major requirement for merchandise allocation is the ability to execute allocations for initial buys and re-flow orders by analyzing current sales trends and monitoring inventory levels. Along with this, you must be able to use data to manage inventory replenishment and develop SKU counts.
A proficiency in systems such as RMS, APX, SPO, and other similar planning and merchandising systems is a requirement for the allocation manager. You must also demonstrate an understanding of space and capacity limits that may impact allocation strategies.
A successful allocation manager will be an expert at analyzing data to promote company profitability. Retail allocation experience is required, and a bachelor’s degree in business, finance, operations, or any other similar concentration is recommended.
You must possess excellent interpersonal communication skills—both verbal and written—to succeed in allocation management, and it will also be necessary for you to manage time effectively. A flexible mindset and creative personality are two essential characteristics that the allocation manager will showcase.
You must be aggressive in pursuing opportunities that will optimize inventory and profitability at each assigned location level in order to drive productivity and profitability for the company as a whole. Strong problem-solving skills are essential.
Are you considering relocating for your career in allocation management? Belk’s headquarters is located in rapidly expanding Charlotte, North Carolina. This city has a little bit of something for everyone. Uptown Charlotte is home to the Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, and many other cultural hubs that promote the arts. There are plenty of restaurants and gathering places where you can grab a brew and watch the Carolina Panthers play on the big screen—that is, if you are not already watching the game at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte.
Perhaps you have a family, and want community-oriented feel. You should look toward neighborhoods like Ballantyne and Dilworth where you can stroll the streets while exploring unique boutiques and delectable eateries.
Does a career as an allocation manager feel like a proper fit for your career goals? Click on the “Apply Now” button. Are you still curious to see what other fashion merchandising job openings are available at Belk?