Allocation Analyst Resume Samples

An Allocation Analyst takes charge of monitoring and maintaining the amount of merchandise that is available for customers to purchase. The job description entails managing inventory, gathering information based on customer’s trends and desires, and providing forecast on supply and demand. A well-written Allocation Analyst Resume highlights the following core duties and tasks – making sure that the company possesses sufficient amount of products for customers; creating product availability plans for various seasons, monitoring fluctuations throughout the year; taking responsibility for ensuring that the right amount of inventory is available; gathering information on consumers and products for identifying trends, and sharing the data with business leaders.

Qualifications vary upon the employer’s requirements and preferences. However, a high school diploma and several years of experience are generally required. Some companies necessitate a degree in business or merchandise. The analysts must be highly organized, self-directed, and be attentive to details. The person should possess the ability to solve problems efficiently and quickly and have strong retail math experience and be able to multitask.

 

Allocation Analyst Resume example

Allocation Analyst Resume

Objective : Allocation Analyst with 2 years of experience in Developing and maintaining all store/product clusters as required by buying team. Responsible for Annually maintaining inventory turn and sales to meet corporate inventory plans.

Skills : Data Analysis, Value Creation, Marketing, Customer Service.

Description :

    1. Successfully executed the release of initial inventories and in-season replenishment to stores.
    2. Ran allocation meetings with the buying team to meet in-stock targets.
    3. Partnered in the development of a strategy that helped to translate into specific priorities, objectives, and action plans.
    4. Attended quarterly business review sessions, speaking to allocation issues and opportunities.
    5. Completed project work on time and presents reports that are clear and professional.
    6. Trained and on-boarded of new hires.
    7. Offered suggestions and alternatives to resolve problems and/or system enhancements.
    8. Opened to suggestions to create a productive and open team atmosphere.
    9. Sought and actively participated in training and continued education sessions offered by the company for personal development and growth.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
BS In Analyst


Allocation Analyst Resume

Objective : Seeking a Allocation Analyst profession with an outstanding career opportunity that will offer a rewarding work environment along with a winning team that will fully utilize management skills.

Skills : Fashion Merchandising And Marketing, Inventory Management, Product Development, Merchandising, Packaging, Customer Service.

Description :

    1. Calculated and implemented initial allocations to replenish footwear, accessories, and swimwear at domestic retail locations while maintaining an optimal warehouse and store inventory levels.
    2. Sustained an OTB (open to buy) order of key items to meet unexpected demand for accessory items.
    3. Created a directive outlining appropriate allocation levels for third party merchandise to provide all vendors with guidelines which included footwear, fragrance, hats, eyewear, and swimwear.
    4. Enhanced the tracking of incoming and outgoing merchandise initiated and maintained a purchase order log and allocation boards to provide accurate data.
    5. Targeted and tracked the sales of key products to understand their performance in the marketplace.
    6. Provided buyers with an analysis of product sales by volume to assist in the forecasting process for future delivery orders.
    7. Performed studies examining data from sales history, store progress, and customer feedback to determine retail outlets have received the optimal appropriate inventory.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
BS In Analyst


Allocation Analyst Resume

Objective : As an Allocation Analyst, responsible for Acting as allocation subject matter expert with functional and cross functional teams, leading training's as necessary. Experience in Determining best allocation strategy to distribute inventory to each store to maximize sales and margins. and also Executing the allocation for each item, multiple times/week.

Skills : Communication Skills, Analyzing Skills, Multitasking.

Description :

    1. Used several different systems (i.e.
    2. Increased sales and profit potential by ensuring the product was delivered to stores at optimal times and most advantageous inventory levels.
    3. Created and analyzed reports detailing business results on various levels.
    4. Produced ad hoc reports on request and provided suitable commentary as needed.
    5. Communicated effectively with all of the team members as well as cross-functional partners.
    6. Provided information for point of sale signage and in-store advertising for ease of store execution and advertising plans.
    7. Established a collaborative relationship with the stores to ensure availability and the timely delivery of merchandise in order to execute efficient merchandising plans.
    8. Analyzed sales trends, key items, vendor profitability, and aged inventory while making recommendations for driving improved performance.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
G.E.D

Allocation Analyst Resume

Objective : As an Allocation Analyst, responsible for Identifying and developing reports that can be replicated across brands & business units that evolve the business acumen of the allocation team, etc.

Skills : MS Office Researching Skills, Planning Skills, Training Skills.

Description :

    1. Allocated initial and reserve merchandise based on category plan, trends, and performance data.
    2. Managed allocations to accommodate the needs of distribution centers.
    3. Maintained size representation in all stores.
    4. Worked with planners and managers to create store selections and monitor allocation strategies.
    5. Mapped data from the acquired company.
    6. Wrote planning, allocation, and mainframe systems training manuals for the acquired company.
    7. Trained acquired company's employees.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Bachelor Degree

Allocation Analyst Resume

Objective : Allocation Analyst with 2 years of experience in Providing secondary support on allocation administrator duties (ie, store eligibility rules, setting parameters). Responsible for Working closely with planning to manage inventory planning for a small subset of product.

Skills : MS Office, Directing Skills, Analyzing Skills.

Description :

    1. Managed inventory levels in over 350 locations.
    2. Worked independently while keeping open communication with merchandising teams to ensure inventory goals and sales expectations were met.
    3. Analyzed sales history to forecast trends and opportunities for growth.
    4. Ensured inventory placement for release dates and time-sensitive events.
    5. Worked with large data sets to develop sizing strategies, category grading, and store grading.
    6. Prepared seasonal assortment plans and initial merchandise releases.
    7. Executed replenishment with regular sales reviews to ensure a match to sales plans for the season.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Bachelor Degree

Allocation Analyst Resume

Objective : As an Allocation Analyst, responsible for Proactively communicating to partner teams status updates, issues encountered, and trends. Experience in Resolving cross-functional requests submitted by various channels. and also experience in Partnering cross-functionally to fix issues gating customer shipments.

Skills : Data Entry, Managing Skills, Multitasking, Inventory Control.

Description :

    1. Encompassed the full product-cycle from analyzing sales trends and inventory to placing additional orders for products and reviewing performance.
    2. Involved staying up-to-date on our business by visiting stores, as well as analyzing the company's primary competitors.
    3. Maintained and distributed routine reporting packages to various audiences on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
    4. Worked on cross-functional teams to discuss trends, buying strategies, and to develop various plans, such as pre-season assortments.
    5. Managed store inventory levels for various product lines, by the store with the mission of maximizing profitability.
    6. Maintained appropriate inventory levels and product assortment to support sales and profit margin goals through store analysis and order distribution.
    7. Analyzed and get suggestions for assigned businesses in order to determine the appropriate shipping strategy for the week thus improving the results.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
BS In Accounting

Allocation Analyst Resume

Objective : To obtain an Allocation Analyst position with 5 years of experience in Allocating merchandise to stores by analyzing individual businesses using zonal unit plans while taking on a leadership role within the Planning Allocation department.

Skills : Organizational Skills, Developing Skills, Planning Skills.

Description :

    1. Developed Merchandise plans by analyzing historical data, store needs, demographics, and forecasting trends.
    2. Allocated merchandise to stores at a style, color, and size level consistent with storage needs.
    3. Recapped and analyzed actual sales results and inventory on a weekly, monthly & annual basis.
    4. Partnered with planning and buying teams to develop distribution strategies based on an analysis of current sales to achieve optimal inventory levels.
    5. Partnered with the Merchandise Planner to ensure orders are reconciled post buy and prior to the season.
    6. Supported the Buyer throughout the buy review process.
    7. Tracked and organized samples for seasonal pitch.
    8. Supported the cross-functional team and prioritize the needs of the business by reacting to weekly hindsight meetings with urgency.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
BS In Accounting

Allocation Analyst Resume

Objective : A hardworking and resourceful retail operations Allocation Analyst professional with extensive experience in planning and allocation, purchasing, national brands, private-label merchandise, assortment planning, inventory placement, product trend analysis, strategic planning, financial management, and store-level operations.

Skills : Developing Skills, Inventory Control.

Description :

    1. Managed $50,000,000 inventory for 1,065 stores, including men's, women's, and children's athletic shoes.
    2. Provided operational and historical analysis for buyers to determine seasonal plans, open-to-buy, and warehouse forecasting.
    3. Developed merchandise plans to maintain optimum inventory levels and turnover rates.
    4. Prepared data and reports to assure effective control of inventory.
    5. Managed basic stock inventory using weekly sales analysis and distribution.
    6. Allocated merchandise to yield the highest profit based on sales history and forecasts Analyzed sales data to maximize sales and inventory.
    7. Allocated merchandise to stores based on store plans and performance history.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Bachelor Degree

Allocation Analyst Resume

Headline : As an Allocation Analyst, Responsible for on-time shipment of multiple children's division product lines by monitoring daily order activity and prioritizing as necessary.

Skills : MS Office, Developing Skills, Monitoring Skills.

Description :

    1. Responsible for the development and rollout of new MID Allocation and Forecasting tool.
    2. Responsible for ensuring that Optics/HG's business requirements are being met with new allocation and forecasting systems.
    3. Monitored sales trends on a weekly basis to determine high and low performers at the style/store level and determine new strategies based on future trends.
    4. Run weekly analysis and follow up with store partners on inventory needs and discuss any changes in the replenishment strategy.
    5. Developed store clustering to determine seasonality product placement and the appropriate timing of seasonal store to store transfers.
    6. Responsible for the execution of model inventory reviews and adjustments across all product categories, SKUs, and stores, primarily focusing on capturing changes in selling trends and making the necessary inventory adjustments.
    7. Purchased and allocation of all initial inventory for new retail locations managing vendor relationships and agreements to support free fill and special discounts.
    8. Initialized replenishment parameters within the Enterprise Resource Planning system for all new retail locations.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Bachelor Degree

Allocation Analyst Resume

Objective : A goal oriented Allocation Analyst professional with extensive experience in planning and allocation, forecasting, analysis, project management, training, developing processes, testing, and consulting for corporate specialty retail stores. Able to interpret data to make meaningful proposals, and determined to achieve company goals including sales, margin and inventory turnover.

Skills : Managing Skills, Multitasking, Planning Skills.

Description :

    1. Allocated merchandise to appropriate stores according to geographic, ethnic, and other corporate clusters.
    2. Analyzed store ranks to make pre-season and in-season rank adjustments.
    3. Utilized Decision Master data warehousing to Ship reports to make adjustments.
    4. Communicated with Planners and Store Analysts on rank changes and store issues.
    5. Conducted monthly maintenance of MMS (Merchandise Management System), using correct history to ensure proper allocation of merchandise.
    6. Worked closely with Planners on special projects.
    7. Achieved COMP store sales increase of 4% while surpassing sales plan of $12.6 Million for Spring.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
GED