Merchandise Allocator | Sydney

Posted on 16-Mar-2017
Application Close Date: 06-Apr-2017
Job Type:
Full Time Permanent
Australian Residents ONLY
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At Autograph we strive to provide fashion that allows women to just be themselves, to enjoy every day, embrace every moment and live life their way.

Our Allocators are an integral part of the merchandise planning team, ensuring our 142 stores have a range and selection that is feminine, flattering and fun in sizes 14 and up. As an allocator you are a team player who is passionate about numbers and has the ability to make commercial decisions to drive sales.


Your New Career

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 and 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
  • Comfortably operating Excel at an intermediate to advance level to prepare reports
    • Required Excel skills include: Pivot tables/charts, VLOOKUPs and sorting data by colour, size and location


Our ideal Allocator, will have worked within a retail environment and have a practical understanding of stock flow. As an observant and detailed person you take notes and can follow computer processes. With a logical, out of the box approach to thinking you can take initiative in a situation, communicating thoughts and opinions back to upper management. A numerically focused degree like accounting, finance, economics or business is preferable but not essential.


Your New Destination

Autograph is a leading Australian apparel brand focused on women who want to look fashionable and feel great in sizes 14 – 26. We currently operate 142 stores across Australia & New Zealand and have a highly successful on-line store. Our customer is looking fun and affordable fashion that fits and flatters. 

Autograph is part of 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.

SFG is extremely proud of our friendly, enthusiastic, committed & passionate team members who make our brands and whole company what it is today. We understand the importance of our team & we believe in our purpose & core values. We take pride in the fact that we recognise & share our success stories and award individual Team Members for their achievements. We would welcome the successful candidate into a fantastic working environment with an outstanding & talented team. #ourculturecode

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