Allocations Analyst


Manage retail inventory flow and create store-specific distribution strategies to maximize store sales and SKU productivity with a focus on footwear 


Key Accountabilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 

  • Manage inventory flow by brand, district, store while taking into consideration store size, climate,seasonality, capacity, etc. 

  • Proactively plan, react, communicate, and take appropriate action to meet and exceed sales and margin budgets. 

  • Assist with the implementation and management of store assortments through a strong partnership with the buying team, using store clusters (to include store size, climate, seasonality, capacity, etc.) to maximize full-price sell thru and turns.  

  • Analyze, monitor and recap core item performance and inventory levels on a weekly basis,minimize out of stocks. 

  • Provide quantitative analysis to support planning, buying and store planning decisions both preseason and in-season. 

  • Create and analyze item replenishment AR models to ensure appropriate stock to sales ratios based on selling patterns (sales trend, events, promotions etc.)  

  • Analyze and monitor open to ship by department for each store. 

  • Ensure that all product is shipped in compliance with product launch dates and new store opening dates. 

  • Consistently update store capacity models through Weeks Of Stock (WOS) tool. 

  • Create plans and forecasts that are consistent with the stores’ potential to sell. 

  • Ensure recaps of sales performance on transitional merchandise, select store buys, test items, etc. are completed on a weekly basis. 

  • Create and maintain smooth product flows by development of outbound flow from the DC on specific timelines. 

  • Consolidate, analyse and communicate size and location based performance, including sales/inventory comparisons, seasonality and marketing impacts.  Utilize analysis to identify profit opportunities. 

  • Collaborate with operations, DC, planning and the BU to support strategy that aligns future financial and product opportunities. 

  • React to in season trends by door to ensure that the models are being adjusted appropriately based on each stores performance. 


Knowledge Skills and Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with Retail KPI’s. 

  • Strong analytical skills and a thorough understanding of retail math. 

  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite and familiarity with merchandising systems/applications. 

  • Advanced Excel skills, and a thorough understanding of macros, pivot tables, lookup formulas, formatting, etc. 

  • Familiarity accessing data from a database structure. 

  • SAP experience a plus. 

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. 

  • Ability to communicate effectively with different levels of the business via phone, written and in-person communication. 

  • Ability to understand and use financial data, such as fractions, percentages, ratios, gross margin, net sales, etc.,  to make decisions and influence outcomes. 

  • Ability to manipulate large amounts of data and create reporting tools from data. 

  • Ability to work on several projects simultaneously. 

  • Ability to successfully multi-task and problem-solve. 

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. 

  • Ability to think strategically, synthesize data, identify trends and recommend viable solutions. 

  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. 

  • Ability to work on a cross functional team and be a part of a team atmosphere.



  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university or equivalent work experience 

  • A minimum 3 years of planning or allocations experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

  • Experience with Merchandising preferred. 

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Job Title:  Allocations Analyst

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Toronto
TEAM:  Sales
State:  ON
Country/Region:  CA
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  454129
Date:  Jun 17, 2022