Allocator

Job level Entry
Education Bachelor Degree
Location
Tin Hau
Employment type Full Time
Benefits 5-day week, Flexible working hours, Medical plan, Performance bonus
Industry Entertainment / Recreation / Performance
Job function Logistics / Transportation > General / Others
Merchandising / Purchasing > Purchasing / Procurement / Sourcing
Published On 22/10/2018

Who we are

lululemon is a yoga-inspired technical apparel company up to big things. The practice and philosophy of yoga informs our overall purpose to elevate the world through the power of practice. We are proud to be a growing global company with locations all around the world, from Vancouver to Shanghai, and places in between. We owe our success to our innovative product, our emphasis on our stores, our commitment to our people, and the incredible connections we get to make in every community we are in.

About this team

Allocation

As part of the product team the Allocations team is responsible for getting the right product to the right store at the right time partnering closely with our immediate cross-functional partners; Planning and Merchandising, as well as the DCs, Logistics, Operations, and the stores to create the best experience for our guest. The Allocator manages inventory (throughout the full lifecycle) at the store/ SKU level for their respective departments to maximize profitability in order to meet sales and gross margin goals.

A day in the life:

  • Partner pre-season, throughout buy process, and in-season to identify and execute the most appropriate flow of product by store cluster and by size with entire cross-functional team to create the most compelling store experience for guests
  • Identify, analyze and address individual store trends/ needs and trends by store cluster to appropriately allocate and replenish product. Create robust meltdown analysis to drive future season size and clustering decisions
  • Partner with SSC logistics team to manage DC inbound and outbound workflow and prioritize product flow as needed
  • Work with cross-functional team to build and maintain appropriate inventory levels in each new store

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in Business or related fields
  • Experience with JDA Advanced Arthur Allocation, RMS, or other commercially developed Allocation tools
  • Expert knowledge of analytical tools (i.e. Excel, Access, BI tools)
  • You live for the combination of analysis and product
  • Strong independent thinking, passion to work in teams, and desire to challenge yourself and others

 

Must haves:

  • Acknowledges the presence of choice in every moment and takes personal responsibility for their life.
  • Possesses an entrepreneurial spirit and continuously innovates to achieve great results.
  • Communicates with honesty and kindness, and creates the space for others to do the same.
  • Leads with courage, knowing the possibility of greatness is bigger than the fear of failure.
  • Fosters connection by putting people first and building trusting relationships.
  • Integrates fun and joy as a way of being and working, aka doesn’t take themselves too seriously.

 

NOTE: Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted. Please accept our utmost appreciation for your interest. lululemon is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on race, color, creed, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions or any other classification protected by federal, state or provincial and local laws and ordinances. Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request. This Equal Employment Opportunity policy applies to all practices relating to recruitment and hiring, compensation, benefits, discipline, transfer, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment. While management is primarily responsible for seeing that lululemon equal employment opportunity policies are implemented, you share in the responsibility for assuring that, by your personal actions, the policies are effective.