Retail Allocator – THE NORTH FACE

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Company: VF Corporation
Location: Stabio (TI), N/A
Job Type: Full-Time

The North Face is the premier exploration company in the world. We spark curiosity. We dare to disrupt. We create communities. And we lead with integrity. We are a community of explorers and are constantly looking for new ideas, places and people to connect with.

The North Face is a subsidiary of VF, the world's largest apparel and footwear company comprised of over 30 brands.

Let’s talk about the role! 

Responsible for day to day monitoring of inventory levels in stores in conjunction with plan to ensure optimum Stock Turn, Revenue and Service Levels.

The Allocator collaborates closely with Retail Operations, Store Merchandiser and Merchandise Planning to ensure that inventory is managed to the planned constraints and business goals.

How you will make the difference

  • Maintaining optimal inventory in store

  • Analyzing sales results by store and use information to: adjust levels or change assortment, execute transfers, monitoring out of stocks and fill size gaps

  • Establishing proper levels of product by store and distribute accordingly

  • Communicating all relevant business information to the Allocation Manager, being the first point of contact in the allocation team

  • Supporting Inventory Plans through the execution of initial seasonal inventory allocations and replenishment exceptions

  • Emphasizing on store-level inventory levels and basics management

  • Ensuring full execution of returns in a timely manner

  • Analysing store-level data to identify Brand/Division trends, DC-specific and store-specific inventory issues

  • Co-ordinating with Retail Operations, Store Merchandiser and Planning teams to ensure store level trends balance with Open-to-Buy and Open-to-Ship projections and forecasts

  • Attending and contributing in all function and department meetings

  • Communicating of Availability, Transfers & Price changes to stores

  • Responding to Store & District Manager queries

What you need to succeed?  

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and /or abilities required for the individual to be successful in this position.

  • Education: university degree

  • Experience: must have 1-3 years experience in a multi-store retail environment preferred

  • Language skills: fluent in English

  • Technical skills: good working knowledge of computer systems with emphasis on MS Office (Excel), SAP knowledge is beneficial

What's in it for you?

We’re in the business of unleashing human potential, driven by the ideas, energy and commitment of our people. That’s why we offer comprehensive benefits that encourage mental, physical and financial well-being for all VF associates. When it comes to benefits, we’re the total package.

  • A supportive feedback-based culture where respect and integrity guide us in what we do

  • An inclusive international environment where people of diverse backgrounds, lifestyles and nationalities love working together

  • Be part of an iconic lifestyle brand in a multi brand, multi countries organization

  • On site gym offering health and well-being initiatives

  • 50% discount on all VF brands

Free to Be, Inclusion & Diversity 

As a purpose-led, performance driven company, we strive to foster a culture of belonging based on respect, connection, openness and authenticity. We are committed to building and maintaining a workplace that celebrates the diversity of our associates, allowing them to bring their authentic selves to work every day.

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, VF is committed to support disadvantaged groups whilst providing equal opportunities for both VF associates and applicants alike.

If you like what you have read and want to join our team then we would like to hear from you!