Retail Allocator (f/m/d) – Fixed term contract

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Company: Patagonia
Location: Amsterdam (NH), N/A
Job Type: Full-Time

Patagonia is an outdoor apparel company founded in 1973. At a time when all life on earth is under threat of extinction, we aim to use the resources we have—our business, our investments, our voice and our imagination—to influence changes needed to protect our planet. A registered B Corporation and founding member of 1% for the Planet, Patagonia is recognised internationally for its commitment to product quality and environmental activism, contributing over $145 million in grants and in-kind donations to thousands of grassroots environmental groups around the world.

Your role:

We are in business to save our home planet. You’ll be helping us achieve this by ensuring that our Patagonia Europe retail stores have the appropriate products and level of inventory to meet their targets. This means to essentially ensure that we have the right products, right quantity, at the right time, in the right size and colors on hand in store.

Main tasks: 

• Execute allocation strategy for the season in alignment with Merchandising, planning and channel head

• Manage daily allocation tasks such as running replenishment, review shipping orders, approving store orders and update weekly reports

• Analyze and distribute units according to the right product, right place, right time philosophy across stores. Report to management and action on outcome of these analyses

• Best & slow-seller management, comparing stock vs. sales, and participating in bi-weekly business meetings

• Actively participate in new store openings

• Communicate day-to-day information with the stores in regards to allocation, assortment and supply/inventory

• Create and release pre-season orders to the retail stores

• Align with Product team to initiate PDM (potential discontinued merchandise) orders for outlet stores

• Connect with Logistics, Retail operations and IT regarding optimization of allocation processes

What we’re looking for:

• A love of the outdoors

• A passion for saving our home planet and making a positive impact through your work

• Worked within a Retail environment 

• Strong commercial, analytical and problem-solving skills. Process oriented with the ability to identify solutions to problems and opportunities by analyzing data

• Highly organized and detailed oriented

• Entrepreneurial mind-set and a pro-active approach to business. Ability to work on own initiative

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

• Excellent EXCEL capabilities, Power BI and/or Tableau experience is a plus

• Fluency in English. Other languages are a plus

Other important details:

• This is a full time position, based in Amsterdam.

• This is a fixed term full-time vacancy, intended to support the team until approximately end of February 2023. If you’re successful in the selection process, we will offer you a contract until end of February 2023.

• We’re working in the office 2-3 days per week, and working from home the rest of the week. We can support employees who need to work at the office more frequently.

• We strive to make unbiased decisions and to offer a great experience to every person who applies for a role at Patagonia. Our interviews include standardised questions that focus on the aspects that are important for success in the role.


Note: Below is only an indicative list and may change at the time an offer of employment is made. 

• Events and workshops with environmentalists, change-makers, educators and sports ambassadors

• Taking part in employee-lead groups such as Sports, Internal Communications, Footprint, Pride, Pata Parents and Events, or create your own!

• Ongoing unique learning and development opportunities such as our own programme Earth University and workshops in anti-racism, core sports, among others.

• Possibility to apply for an Environmental Internship (spending time away from your regular job to work for an environmental group, while being paid your regular salary) after one year of employment

• Option to participate in our 1% for the Planet grants council, being trained and empowered to review and make funding decisions on the grant applications from environmental groups.  

• We have dog-friendly offices where employees can bring their furry friend to work

• We are an activist company and have policies in place to support employees that want to engage in activism.

• All employees interns and their families have access to our Employee Assistance Programme, designed to provide third party, confidential support on a wide range of topics relating to emotional, behavioral and social challenges 

• All employees and interns have access to Unmind, our workplace mental health platform

• After 1 month of employment, it’s possible to work remotely from another location in EU/EEA, UK or Switzerland for up to 12 weeks per year (pro-rated for less than 1 year)

• Fully paid maternity leave (duration varies by country). After nine months of employment, we offer 12 weeks of partner leave and 12 weeks of adoptive leave. Pro-rated for part-time employees.

• Access to Patagonia discounts and sample sales, as well as discounts at other outdoor and value-aligned companies

• Plus other benefits specific to each region

At Patagonia, we commit to becoming an anti-racist company that leads by example. This means doing the work to be inclusive and equitable, across all aspects of our business.  

Every person who applies to join Patagonia receives equal employment opportunities, and we value a welcoming environment where each member of our EMEA team feels included, respected and empowered, regardless of their race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, civil status, national origin, disability or age. 

At Patagonia, we strive to have inclusive representation within our organisation and embrace a diverse mix of talent to contribute to our culture. We actively seek applications from Black and People of Colour (BPOC) and other underrepresented groups.

As we are in business to save our home planet, we can only do this together.

Please make sure that your CV and cover letter are in English.

Disclaimer for recruitment agencies:

Thanks for your interest in supporting us for this role, but we don’t accept unsolicited CVs from recruitment agencies