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Vans: Allocation Analyst



Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

DTC Allocation Analyst

Be ready to take part in the ever-changing retail industry in executing your vision to drive sales for our retail business. As an Allocation Analyst, you will manage an exclusive category of products, identify, and implement allocation strategies across the US and Canada for both full price and outlet stores. You will collaborate with Allocation, Planning, and Merchant teams to support key marketing initiatives and specialized assortments. Excellent organizational skills will be key as you balance multiple projects, including frequently monitoring product performance, inventory levels, and sell through to achieve the company’s sales and profitability objectives. We welcome individuals who will be strong team players to support and drive our retail vision. You make our customers happy, therefore we count on you to sustain our successful US and International retail store business!

Join the Vans Family

Vans® is the original action sports footwear company, rooted in authenticity and creativity. Founded in 1966, we have thrived on a legacy of impacting our greater community through four pillars: action sports, music, art and street culture. We are constantly inspired by the creative voyagers within our company and community. For them, creativity is about the journey, not just the output. Our mission is to empower everyone to use creativity to discover themselves. Our vision is to create a world where anyone can be their unique self.

At Vans, our culture sets us apart and influences everything we do. We are driven by our five values: We have HEART – also referred to as the “Van Doren Spirit”. We are relentlessly CURIOUS about our consumers and the world around us. We are UNAPOLOGETICALLY AUTHENTIC and whole heartedly believe the most “Off the Wall” thing you can do is be yourself. We are driven by a spirit of INGENUITY. And we are passionate about local COMMUNITIES. And most of all, we are a family that has fun together.

At Vans we empower creative exploration and inspire youth culture through a commitment to inclusivity. We welcome anyone and everyone into our global family and proudly celebrate and environment where individuality is embraced, equal opportunities thrive, and everyone is empowered to reach their greatest potential.

By joining our family, you will be immersed in an environment of incredibly supportive and collaborative people. We work hard across a multitude of initiatives to bring the Van Doren Spirit to life. We live for what we do.

DTC Allocation Analyst

How You Will Make a Difference

What you will do:

  • Develop and execute merchandise allocation strategies through analyzing reports and making independent decisions that support merchandise financial plans, inventory turn objectives, regional and store attributes for assigned categories.

  • Track classification/style performance weekly and adjust allocation strategy to maximize sales opportunities and minimize markdown liability.

  • Create and analyze ad-hoc reporting as needed to drive allocation and business decisions.

  • Manage inventory consolidations between Ecommerce, full price, and outlet stores in partnership with Allocation, Planning, and Merchant teams.

  • Create and build appropriate product mix and inventory levels for new, remodel, and relocation stores.

  • Analyze assortment plans with the Merchant team to ensure their vision is aligned with allocation needs.

  • Build strong cross-functional partnerships with Merchant, Planning, Visual, Store and DC teams.

How you will do it: Be inclusive, value various points of view, and demonstrate an intellectual curiosity. Ongoing product review utilizing reporting and the allocation system combined with visiting stores to understand impact of visual guidelines, product density, and in store trends. Your diverse experiences and background enable you to provide a unique perspective to fuel our global growth.

What success looks like: Bring your creative and analytical skills to ensure well-balanced store assortments that achieve both sell through and financial targets. Build strong cross-functional partnerships to ensure alignment on allocation strategies across multiple channels and countries and build brand love.

Free to Be, Inclusion & Diversity

As a purpose-led, performance driven company, we strive to foster a culture of belonging based on respect, connection, openness, and authenticity. We are committed to building and maintaining a workplace that celebrates the diversity of our associates, allowing them to bring their authentic selves to work every day.

Skills for Success

Years of related professional experience: 5+ years

Educational position requirements: A formal education and subsequent undergraduate/graduate degrees are nice to have, but we are most interested in your total experience and professional achievements.

What we expect you already know: In-depth knowledge of store allocation philosophies and methodology, with strong analytical, written, and verbal communication skills, and an aptitude for retail allocation systems. Experience in JDA or Blue Yonder is a plus.

What we will teach you: To think strategically and build creative allocation strategies across multiple countries and channels including Ecommerce. To be your authentic self and to share your unique talents and skill set with our team. We will empower you with opportunities and create a space where you can independently drive your business, but will support you throughout your journey.

VF Guiding Principles: Live with Integrity, Act Courageously, Be Curious, Act with Empathy, and Persevere.

What’s In It for You

We’re in the business of unleashing human potential, driven by the ideas, energy and commitment of our people. That’s why we offer comprehensive benefits that encourage mental, physical and financial well-being for all VF associates. When it comes to benefits, we’re the total package. Go to MyVFBenefits.com and click on “Looking to Join VF?” to learn more.

Our Parent Company, VF Corporation

VF is one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies connecting people to the lifestyles, activities and experiences they cherish through our family of iconic outdoor, active and workwear brands. At the heart of our journey lies our company-wide purpose: We power movements of sustainable and active lifestyles for the betterment of people and our planet. This is our purpose. It’s the reason we come to work every day. It’s a commitment shared by our global associates across all brands. Our purpose unites us and leads us to pursue our goals, together. This is our calling. Learn more at vfc.com.

We just have one question. Are you in?

Hiring Range:

$73,440.00 USD - $91,800.00 USD annually

Incentive Potential: This position is eligible for additional compensation awards that may include an annual incentive plan, sales incentive, or commission potential. Specific details of the additional compensation eligibility for this position will be provided during the recruiting and interview process.

Benefits at VF Corporation: You can review a general overview of each benefit program offered, including this year's medical plan rates on www.MyVFbenefits.com and by clicking Looking to Join VF? Detailed information on your benefits will be provided during the hiring process.

Please note, our hiring ranges are determined and built from market pay data. In determining the specific compensation for this position, we comply with all local, state, and federal laws.

At VF, we value a diverse, inclusive workforce and we provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. All qualified applicants for employment will be considered without regard to an individual’s race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. If you are unable to submit your application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at peopleservices@vfc.com. VF will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities to the extent required by applicable law.

Pursuant to all applicable local Fair Chance Ordinance requirements, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, VF will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.