Posted on: June 5, 2019 | Job#: 282086

Allocation Analyst

Full-time | 550 Terry Francois Blvd., San Francisco, CA, US 94158

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About Old Navy

Forget what you know about old-school industry rules. When you work at Old Navy, you’re choosing a different path. From day one, we’ve been on a mission to democratize fashion and make shopping fun again. Our teams make style accessible to everyone, creating high-quality, must-have fashion essentials for the whole family, with love, season after season. 

We opened our first store in 1994 in San Francisco and have been on a roll ever since. We cultivate a community of playful personalities that thrive in a fast-paced environment where our employees can be their most authentic selves. Here, we’re family.

About the role

The Allocation Analyst provides support in the creation, management and execution of allocation strategies and inventory plans that support the financial goals and product strategies for their area of responsibility.

What you'll do

  • Provide data analysis to support tops/down sales and inventory plans that align with division objectives
  • Execute plans in line with style/class level allocation and financial forecasts
  • Track inbound inventory levels to ensure smooth execution of strategies
  • Identify issues and proactively communicate problems to the broader cross functional team
  • Support the commercial plan by ensuring marketed product is tracked and prioritized through logistics network
  • Report out on service levels to cross-functional team
  • Execute plans to improve service levels
  • Recap and optimize sizing and packing strategies to improve store in-stock and customer experience
  • Identify and escalate inventory issues to manager in a prompt manner
  • Execute store inventory callouts, DC capacity constraints, or other business issues in a timely manner
  • Participate in the development of Seasonal Inventory allocation strategies that support the Investment review strategy
  • Develop flow forecasts that support the financial plans, receipt projections, and in-season allocation strategies
  • Identify styles within Demand Forecast that are below target service levels and work with Manager to improve
  • Influence cross functional partners to drive outcomes
  • Support/participate in a collaborative, innovative and results-orientated environment

    Who you are

    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
    • 1-2 years work experience, preferred
    • Financial and Business Acumen: Ability to evaluate financial and business indicators and translate data into actionable information to drive results; proficiency in retail math
    • Problem Solving & Decision Quality: Able to use rigorous logic and methods to solve problems with effective solutions
    • Influencing & Negotiation: Can present ideas and directions that lead others to action
    • Systems and Tools Acumen: Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, and have aptitude to learn technical applications quickly
    • Collaboration: Able to build constructive and effective relationships with a broad and diverse group of business partners
    • Possess strong organizational and time management skills
    • Demonstrate strong listening, written and oral communication skills

    Benefits at Old Navy

    • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy, 30% off at Outlet and 25% off at Athleta for all employees.
    • One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.*
    • Employees can take up to five “on the clock” hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.*
    • Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee’s base pay.*
    • Employee stock purchase plan.*
    • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*
    • See more of the benefits we offer.

    *For eligible employees

    Gap Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status. In 2016, Gap Inc. was named one of the Best Places to Work by the Human Rights Campaign for the thirteeth consecutive year and was the sole winner of the Catalyst award for equality in the workplace in 2016.

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