Develop and execute assortment plans and manage inventory at the location level to maximize sales, inventory investment and profit. Direct the distribution of product to achieve sales, margin and turnover goals across the departments and categories of responsibility. Participate actively in preseason assortment and financial plans utilizing knowledge of store trends. Communicate with Store Operations and all Family of Businesses to identify trends and develop appropriate store assortment plans. Accept and execute special projects and assignments from the Head Merchandiser, Director of Allocation or VP Allocation.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACTIVITIES:
Develop location assortment plans by department, category, etc., based on trend, store profiles, Buyer product vision and strategic merchandise strategies in order to allocate the right product to the right place, in the right quantity and size, at the right time.
Determine optimal units per sku by store by partnering with Buyer and Merchandise Manager with input from Head Merchandiser and/or Director of Allocation.
Complete purchase orders including the selection of the optimal size percentages, breakdowns, DC FOB, appropriate order size and store count.
Identify geographic and market specific trends through statistical analysis, media publications, market visits, national and local sporting news, competitors and periodic product review with the Field Team.
Compile and analyze product / location past performance data. Identify missed opportunities.
Identify, communicate and capitalize on demographic and geographic opportunities through analysis and input from the Field Team.
Review weekly performance by style, category, etc. with Buyer, Merchandise Manager and Head Merchandiser against plan and forecast. Propose adjustments to on-order, consolidations and pricing action that will achieve goals.
Create and maintain size profiles by store.
Maintains optimum inventory levels by monitoring sales and sizing trends by store.
Complete all necessary training for use of corporate merchandising systems and software programs.
Pursue additional training as needed to enhance your knowledge and appropriate skill sets.
Develop your individual professional business skills.
Communicate with and develop the Field Teams knowledge of allocation strategy and methodology.
Work with the Head Merchandiser to develop methodology of size writing, allocation and communication.
Must be able to travel occasionally by air and other means of transportation.
Must be able to sit, stand, bend and walk up to 12 hours per day.
Must be able to lift and move items up to 25 lbs in weight.
Effectively communicate with HOST and Field Team.
Excellent reading comprehension and ability to write clearly and succinctly.
Ability to coach, teach, motivate and direct a team of individuals to maintain positive morale and achieve desired business results.
Participates effectively as a teammate within all merchant functions.
Basic level skills of but not limited to Excel, DSS & Allocation systems.
Intermediate to advanced understanding of mathematical calculations and measures.
Experience within the retail industry or knowledge of the sports environment.
Strong attention to detail with a focus on accuracy.
Strong analytical, organizational and time management skills.
Keyword: Merchandiser, Allocation
From: Foot Locker, Inc.
Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) is the world's leading retailer of athletically inspired footwear and apparel. Headquartered in New York City,...