Merchandise Allocator | Sydney

Posted on 10-Mar-2017
Application Close Date: 31-Mar-2017
Job Type:
Full Time Permanent
Australian Resident
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You are a natural problem solver who enjoys tackling issues through a logical and analytical approach. If you have strong numerical skills (and love a challenge), this is a role in fashion with true career progression. Join us to be a global market leader as our brands change the perception of fashion.


Your New Career

Our Allocators are an integral part of the merchandise planning team, with your work used to assist commercial decisions to drive sales. This role will provide you with fantastic exposure to retail planning; a function that strives to accurately forecast sales trends, plan stock levels and monitor brand performance. You will prepare Excel reports to identify opportunities to increase sales through changes in stock allocation to best and worst performing stores. With guidance from assistant planners, your effective management of stock will maximise the potential of existing and new stores.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Inputting, updating and cross-checking data in Excel
  • Managing overall stock levels to meet brand forecasts
  • Allocating stock to stores within brand guidelines, focusing on key ranges + promotional activities
  • Reviewing store stock levels and working closely with the operational team
  • Ensuring systems integrity through information management and data reporting
  • Cross-checking stock pre and post delivery


Our ideal Allocator, will have worked within a retail environment and has a practical understanding of stock flow. As an observant and detailed person, you take notes and can follow processes. With a logical, out of the box approach to thinking you can take initiative in a situation and effectively communicate thoughts. Comfortable with Excel, your skills include Pivot tables, VLOOKUPs and sorting data by colour, size and location. A numerically focused degree like accounting, finance, economics or business is preferable but not essential.


Your New Destination

Katies is an iconic Australian brand delivering inspired and versatile fashion for the feminine woman. No matter the day, the occasion, where they go or what they do, Katies believes in providing the inspiration and the outfits to help our women shine. We currently have in excess of 150 stores nation-wide and a growing online presence, with aggressive growth plans for the future. 


Specialty Fashion Group is an ASX leading, specialty apparel retailer with over 1,000 stores and 7,000 Team Members across Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & the USA. SFG are all about game changers who are customer centric. If this is you get in contact with our talent team who are waiting to connect with you!