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Greater Manchester | Ref: BBBH17682

£18000 - £21000 per annum

Role Title



£18-21k depending on level of experience

Role Profile

Our client, an expanding fashion retailer, is looking to appoint an Allocator to join their head office based in Stockport. Reporting into the Merchandiser, you will assist by allocating stock to the stores whilst liaising between stores and the warehouse. The business is going through some exciting changes with a new senior leadership team who are looking to drive store/ e-commerce expansion and create a dynamic working environment. This position will ideally suit an analytical graduate who enjoys working with numbers and/or someone with experience in a similar role. This is a brilliant opportunity to join a growing business with development opportunities.


  • Highlight opportunities and risks in terms of stock / sales levels to the Merchandiser
  • Create items to raise purchase orders in the Inventory Management system, amending details where and when required
  • Develop strong relationships with suppliers and warehouse team
  • Effective stock management within the business to drive sales and profitability
  • Produce and understand colour and size analysis for designated sub categories
  • Liaise with suppliers and freight forwarders to ensure timely deliveries
  • Highlight any issues to the Merchandiser
  • Ensure system integrity
  • Regular category reporting and analysis
  • Work closely with the Buying team to select right ranges
  • Stock allocation
  • Weekly sales reporting of individual sub categories against the budgets set
  • Work alongside the Merchandiser to accurately forecast sales, stock and intake in line with company requirements and sales trends
  • Line card management
  • Site analysis
  • Produce and interpret historical sales analysis

Skills, Experience or Personal Attributes

  • Experience in a similar role would be preferred
  • Analytical graduates with relevant degrees i.e. business studies, maths, statistics etc. will be considered
  • Strong IT skills, particularly Excel
  • A genuine interest in fashion retail
  • Proactive, hardworking and enjoys working cross-functionally

Client information

Our client is a growing fashion retailer based in Stockport

£18-21k depending on level of experience

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