Specialist, Merchandise Allocation
Brown Shoe - St. Louis, MO

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For best consideration please apply by application deadline of Tuesday, February 19, 2013.

Position Accountabilities
  • Assures category sales and lifecycle management goals are achieved by the execution of weekly replenishment
  • Assures accurate allocation of initial buys using company and new store assortment plans
  • Assures store inventories are managed using location plans
  • Assures stock availability of promotional product from DC receipt to store
Profile Accountabilities
  • Assures high performance and customer focus from all direct reports for cross-functional impact by: *
    • Motivating and inspiring team to achieve their highest potential
    • Providing ongoing coaching and performance feedback
    • Providing the opportunities and tools direct reports need to grow and gain the skills and knowledge needed to realize their potential
    • Attracting talent and selecting high caliber people of diverse cultures, backgrounds and experiences from both inside and outside of the organization
    • Delegating authority and encouraging staff to take calculated risks
    • Adapting style to capitalize on different talent
  • Assures functional and organizational goals are met by:
    • Consistently following approved processes
    • Proactively developing internal business relationships
    • Demonstrating creativity by generating new ideas
    • Replicating successful practices
  • Assures a collaborative environment that fosters and values partnerships, diversity, and trust by:
    • Demonstrating a passion for meeting customer needs and exceeding customer expectations
    • Exhibiting selflessness by helping others
    • Sharing resources to improve business results
    • Actively seeking the ideas of others and valuing differing perspectives
    • Building trust by communicating honestly, directly, and candidly
*Applicable for supervisors only Position Essential Functions
o Allocates initial merchandise quantities, sizes, and stories using company assortment plans communicated via the allocation hand-off meetings
  • Facilitates merchandise “reworks” activities as needed to balance stock levels, manage the remodel process and ensure current store seasonality
  • Verifies adequate stock levels for advertised products (approximately six week lead time) as needed to meet promotional calendar dates
  • Allocates initials and fills using OTS to meet inventory plan requirements
  • Capitalizes on sales trends by using TY/BP sales comparisons
  • Maintains planned back stock levels at the Distribution Centers to meet replenishment demand for stores and .com businesses
  • Forecasts store inventory levels and takes appropriate actions to achieve inventory plans Position Specifications
    Educational Preference:
    College degree preferred
    Job Experience:
    Previous allocation or analyst experience preferred
    Computer Experience:
    • Microsoft Office, Arthur Planning Software preferred

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