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05.05.2022

Aje

Merchandise Allocator

company: Aje
job title: Merchandise Allocator
location: Sydney
work type: Full-time
level: Mid-level

Role Description

Over the last 14 years Aje has carefully built a culture where our people are supported, inspired and encouraged to be the best they can.

Along with our incredible team, our brand has an intrinsic sense of duality, balancing toughness with femininity, untamed volume with structure and signature statement pieces alongside effortless essentials. These complementing differences are captured in Aje’s unique aesthetic and have contributed to the brand becoming one of Australia’s most influential fashion houses.

Based at our Sydney Head Office and reporting directly to the Planning Manager, this role will see you responsible for the initial allocation of seasonal orders and the in-season execution of replenishment and consolidations, across both Aje and Aje Athletica, ensuring appropriate levels of inventory to maximise sales and achieve financial objectives. You will provide support to the Merchandising team through accurate analysis of sales trend, monitoring deliveries and maintaining stock levels, ensuring that actions are undertaken accurately and timely to drive overall performance.

Key Responsibilities

As an Merchandise Allocator, your tasks will include:

  • Assisting the Planning Manager in all aspects of stock allocation, replenishment, inventory management and reporting
  • Creating initial allocation strategy, with guidance from Planning Manager, accounting for OTB, product performance and trend and store feedback, to distribute inventory to Retail and eCommerce stores at style-colour-size level.
  • Managing and coordinating in-season replenishment and rebalancing activities based on business requirements to maximise sales and sell through performance.
  • With guidance from Planning Manager, using analysis of weekly performance to take actions to trade and maximise profits.
  • Communicating with Retail and eCommerce teams regarding customer needs, special product requests and inventory requests.
  • Working closely with Logistics team to ensure orders are allocated accurately and arrive on-time in stores and online, communicating any necessary updates to key stakeholders.
  • Conducting accurate and in-depth sales and stock analysis to make actionable and timely changes at store level.
  • Managing Model Stock Levels for all stores & products.
  • Build a dynamic understanding of the customer through regular store visits & proactively seeking customer feedback from all business channels.
  • Undertake other projects and tasks as directed by Planning Manager.
  • Reviewing and proposing system and process enhancements to improve best practice.

 

YOU WILL BRING

  • 1-3 years’ experience in a retail allocations role
  • Experience working with Australian Luxury Designers will be highly regarded
  • Demonstrated commercial awareness and strong analytical skills
  • Intermediate to Advanced Excel skills
  • Previous experience with AP21, JOOR, Style Arcade highly desirable
  • A collaborative approach, with strong interpersonal skills and team-orientation.
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate business trends and draw actionable conclusions to maximise business opportunities.
  • A strong understanding of audience segmentation and targeting approach to continuously consider what is best for them every step of the way
  • An entrepreneurial spirit that can work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment for a global business.
  • The ability to plan, prioritise and work well under pressure, whilst taking initiative and being accountable for work.
  • Strong communication skills – both written and verbal, with the ability to build relationships with key stakeholders.

 

THE PERKS

We recognise the impact our team has on our success. To show our appreciation we want you to enjoy…

  • Enticing salary packaging
  • Your growth is our growth, training and development programs are recommended and encouraged!
  • Stepping away from the traditional, Aje HQ is a sunlit space within Surry Hills that influences creative and collaborative thoughts. The awe will never diminish when looking at the curved arches, textured walls and open roof.
  • Take advantage of the Sydney Sun with our Summer Friday Hours
  • Celebrate milestones such as, Birthdays with Aje leave benefits
  • Be a part of the change with increasing positive corporate responsibility, reflected through our Aje Aware Charter
  • Be adored and recognised as no key achievement and success goes unnoticed!
  • We appreciate our hard working teams however, a healthy work life balance is one in which we actively promote
  • Embrace the Aje style with our generous employee discounts, pre-order programs, clothing allowances and regular sample sales

 

At Aje, diversity is a founding principle of the brand, taking inspiration from multicultural Australia throughout all visual communications since inception. We are committed to developing a culture and environment that celebrates diversity, equality and inclusion by promoting diversity in all forms and creating a safe environment for all employees, applicants and customers.

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