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Allocation Associate

Company: Living Spaces
Location: La Mirada
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:

Current Living Spaces Employees: Please apply via your internal Workday Account.Living Spaces is a growing home furnishing brand and we continue to open new locations. We know in order to stay current with the times and trends, we have to perpetually update our look and selection. What has truly sustained our growth "-- - - from 1 to over 20 locations, from 100 employees to over 2,000, from a humble home furnishings store to a widely recognized and respected lifestyle brand "-- - - are the talented individuals who have taken us there. We are looking for innovative, driven, and passionate professionals to join our team so we can reach even greater heights together.We believe that a great team member experience leads to an even better guest experience. That is why we place a huge emphasis on building a great culture within our teams. Our ideal candidate will have natural talent: meaning, they possess the capacity and commitment, along with an openness to being coached around skills that will ensure they delight and exceed the expectations of our guests in all areas of Living Spaces business. We also believe in our team members taking ownership of their performance and how that contributes to the overall success of their role.Position SummaryPosition DescriptionThe Allocation Associate will handle the day-to-day tasks of the specified core category business by working cross-functionally with the planning and buying teams to ensure inventory optimization needs are met daily. The allocation associate will oversee all core category DC mins, purchase orders, replenishment of domestic stock goods, and review of sales trends on top performing collections.Responsibilities:Domestic Stock ReplenishmentControl inventory levels through MRP purchase order creation and transfers on stock orders based on past historical sales along with forecasted sales in order to achieve inventory stock goals and maximize salesLeverage expertise to make decisions on the weekly flow of stock purchase orders to ensure inventory levels meet company goalsReflow purchase orders as necessary to keep within company stock goals and prevent out of stocks / overagesDevelop and manage relationships with suppliers to improve the delivery of the open order reports that will be used to determine the date accuracy of purchase ordersPO ManagementManage all category stock PO's from time created through the time PO is receivedWork cross functionally with the DC teams to reconcile PO receiving discrepanciesEn sure that all PO dates are updatedWork with suppliers to make sure Po delays are communicated via Open Order ReportsCategory Min ManagementReview and analyze sales trend data to drive decisions on min stock quantities at the item level that will be used to manage the overall DC inventory levels.Determine the min update schedule for all core category suppliers on a weekly basisDaily Distribution Center Calls/Category Review MeetingsServe as allocation team representative for both daily distribution calls and core category meetingsReport and provide recaps on the daily distribution center calls to core business partners on urgent issues that can ultimately impact businessCollaborate with planners and buyers to discuss the current state of business and p rovide feedback on supplier issues, and address core category domestic inventory levels, purchase order receipt dates, and MRP replenishment.Experience and Qualifications:Prior e xperience in an allocation role preferredProficient in Microsoft E xcelTime Management and ability to multi-taskAbility to communicate between cross functional teams and provide suggestions to optimize category performanceExperience in working cross functionally with DC partners to reconcile PO discrepancies, and transfer delaysQualificationsEducation/Experience: Associates degree or equivalent from two or four-year college. One year experience in retail preferably in a an allocation or purchasing role. Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual must have proficient level experience in Microsoft Office Excel, data tools, and databases.Equal Opportunity EmployerIt is our policy to abide by all federal, state, and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination based solely on a person's race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, physical disability, mental disability, age, military status, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression), medical condition (including but not limited to, cancer related or HIV/AIDS related), sexual orientation, or any other protected status except where a reasonable, bona fide occupational qualification exists.E-VerifyLiving Spaces participates in E-Verify. All newly-hired team members are queried through this electronic system established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to verify their identity and employment eligibility.

Keywords: Living Spaces, La Mirada , Allocation Associate, Other , La Mirada, California

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