Allocation Analyst
Claire's Stores - Illinois

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Control inventories at store and cluster level by department/class/ subclass/SKU to ensure the company/ departments/ stores meet and exceed sales and profit plans. Provide analysis to the buying and planning team on product categories and make recommendations on assortments and allocation processes.

  • Manage the pre-receiving review of styles to ensure allocations to the stores are in line with the assortment and allocation plan.
  • Establish volume groups by class and product category for assortment planning and allocation purposes.
  • Conduct cluster forecasting by product/area/stores.
  • Conduct key item analysis and forecasting by store cluster/volume group to ensure optimal inventory levels are purchased and maintained.
  • Conduct analysis of store and cluster level historical data on current trends to identify risks/opportunities by department, class, and category.
  • Collaborate with buyers and planners to develop and communicate a comprehensive assortment planning and allocation strategy that aligns future financial and product goals by department/class.
  • Execute all system requirements to allocate product and report recommendations to maximize sales and turnover opportunities.
  • Build store attributes to understand specific market/store needs, utilizing data to drive market segment purchases and allocations.
  • Determine the flow of product through the DC and stores for replenished and new styles.
  • Recommend/evaluate system enhancements to improve the analysis and allocation process.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • One or two years Allocation related experience preferred.
  • Strong retail math skills and analytical skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in computer skills, including Microsoft Excel
  • Allocation or planning software skills a plus.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, manage time and workload effectively to meet deadlines.
  • Bending, minimal lifting, sitting, typing and ability to distinguish colors in an on-line screen PC environment. Ability to maneuver up to 25 lbs.

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Claire’s ® is our primary global brand that we operate in 44 countries through company-owned or franchise stores. Claire’s...