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Job# 32726 BH# 373915
Contact# 5150179

Allocations Analyst

Job Duties:

• Serve as the key point person for inventory / allocation inquiries from the Sales Team.

• Review, manage and maintain product allocation worksheets.

• Manage flow of goods, orders, forecasts, POS, and retailer in-stock levels to determine allocation.

• Manage relationships with Sales Teams and ensure they are informed of the allocated quantity for their accounts.

• Manage and maintain allocation tables within the ERP system.

• Manage Sales and Supply Chain/Planning (US and HK) for allocated and/or late items.

• Conduct analysis of global supply vs. demand.

• Provide approval on domestic transfer requests on allocated items.

• Provide approval on inventory transfer delays from Hong Kong and allocate inventory as needed domestically.

• Proactively manage inventory levels at the retail level to identify low inventory items and partner with the Sales Teams to get inventory levels up at retail.

• Lead the partnership with Hong Kong to re-allocate orders when needed.

• Maintain a weekly allocation/Inventory status report for Sales and Supply Chain to identify items on allocation, items out of stock (Ship One) and provide estimated availability dates.

• Liaison between Marketing/Media and Supply chain by monitoring TV, customer ads/promotion items to ensure that sufficient inventory is in house when TV or ads are scheduled to run.

• Partner with Customer Marketing on securing inventory for exclusive, Pallets, Promotions, Blitz, etc.


• Four-year college degree in Business, Finance, Statistics, Math and/or Economics strongly preferred but not required.

• 5 years experience in an inventory planning, production planning, allocations, or similar capacity for a consumer products retailer or supplier, preferably in the Toy or Fashion industry.

• Prior experience with ERP systems such as SAP, JDE, Microsoft Dynamics, AXAPTA required.

• Experience with retailer POS systems and EDI (TRU Extranet, Kmart Workbench, Wal-Mart Retail Link, Target Partners Online) required.


• Strong analytical skills.

• Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite including advanced skills in Excel and Access.

• Proactive and able to anticipate and solve problems.

• Ability to work autonomously in a fast-paced, sales-driven environment.

• Excellent oral and written communication, collaboration and presentation skills.

• Good organizational skills and detail orientated.

• Self-motivated and self-starter.

• Basic knowledge of Logistics.

• Understand demand planning and supply chain functions.