Senior Allocation Analyst

Do you have a passion for fashion, and an impeccable knowledge of merchandise planning and allocation? You should contemplate joining our stylish team as a senior allocation analyst here at Belk, a large Southern department store chain that has been providing distinctly Southern styles to consumers since 1888. The past 125 years have seen Belk’s storefront locations thrive in sixteen Southern states, and expand to the digital age with online shopping available on our website.

Continuing to build and deliver its brand through social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, Belk also boasts a recently renovated headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina that is complete with outdoor seating for lunch hour, a coffee bar to help you power through your workday, and an inclusive workspace atmosphere that helps ideas grow to fruition. We are also only minutes away from Charlotte Douglas International Airport, a major travel hub that will allow you to travel when necessary or desired.

The senior allocation analyst will be responsible for covering large, complex areas of business while using your strong knowledge of data-analysis driven allocation and inventory optimization to drive company profitability. You will help develop strategies by store to promote margins, react to changing market trends, and make initial allocations, back-up orders, and replenishment programs for brick-and-mortar Belk stores and eCommerce.

Your ability to analyze sales trends, inventory levels, and past selling history in order to develop distribution patterns is essential, as is your willingness to work with merchandising and planning partners to achieve prime inventory balance at each location.

The successful senior allocation analyst will be able to use a number of planning and merchandising programs such as LRT, SPO, APX, and RMS effectively, and will be responsible to communicating allocation matters consistently with merchandising partners and team members. You will develop seasonal and annual size profiles, implement hind sighting, and maintain the vendor matrix as well.

Belk’s open position as a senior allocation analyst may just be your perfect fit if you have a proven track record as an allocation analyst coupled a strong background in data-analysis. A bachelor’s degree in business, operations, or finance is preferred, as is your demonstrated capabilities of allocation and replenishment in complex business structures.
The prime merchandise planning and allocation candidate will be a charismatic problem-solver who enjoys finding new, unique ways to drive profit margins. A flexible mindset is essential in this job position, as are your excellent and effective verbal and written communication abilities. A strong aptitude for numbers will serve you well, and so will your aggressive pursuit to find the best allocation opportunities at a location level.

Charlotte is a wonderful and unique city in which to work. Maybe you already live here, or perhaps you are relocating to our lively city for a career in planning and allocation. For those making the move, Uptown Charlotte offers plenty of enriching opportunities like theatre and museums for those who desire a cultural experience. If you are looking for a summer or fall family event, consider purchasing baseball tickets to watch the Charlotte Knights take on their opponents at BB&T Ballpark. A more laidback atmosphere is available in neighborhoods like Elizabeth, which is home to numerous local restaurants, coffee shops, and not to mention the delightful—and fan favorite—Elizabeth Creamery for an afternoon treat.
Are you ready to bring your allocation and merchandise planning expertise to our company? Click on the “Apply Now” button located on this page.

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