Allocator

Recruiter
WHSmith
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
24,000
Posted
31 Dec 2019
Closes
31 Jan 2020
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Soundbyte

Careful distribution, planning and merchandising keeps our stores well stocked and looking great! It’s no mean feat. It takes a lot of innovation, creative thinking and problem solving, as challenges arise all the time. New ideas are welcomed – and you’ll see results quickly. If you’re constructive, resilient and commercial and able to see the bigger picture, you’ll soon find your feet in this varied, fast-moving department.

Job Description


Allocator – Snacking
Houndsditch, London
Grade B

Careful distribution, planning and merchandising keeps our stores well stocked and looking great! It’s no mean feat. It takes a lot of innovation, creative thinking and problem solving, as challenges arise all the time. New ideas are welcomed – and you’ll see results quickly. If you’re constructive, resilient and commercial and able to see the bigger picture, you’ll soon find your feet in this varied, fast-moving department.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Allocator to join our talented Snacking team based at our Travel Head Office in London supporting our Snacking ranges. Reporting to the Senior Merchandiser, and working within the Travel Supply Chain team, the main purpose of this role is to work effectively with other Allocators, logistics and suppliers to maintain good product availability and control stock levels across a number of different ranges across Snacking. This is an ideal role for someone looking to establish themselves within a successful leading Retailer.

What you’ll do:
In this role you will create and calculate purchase orders, manage stores and Distribution Centre (DC) stock levels and replenish levels and liaise with suppliers and DC’s regularly. You will do supplier forecasting, monitor stock availability and fulfilment within the DC, manage stock intake to achieve month end targets and availability/fulfilment targets, as well as managing stock problems and price overrides. You will provide ad-hoc analysis as well as regular analysis and reporting.


Who we’re looking for:
Ideally you will have previous experience in a stock management/allocation focused role or previous experience as a Merchandising Assistant/Administrator. You should have strong analytical ability to run reports and analyse and interpret data, with ability to identify trends through reading detailed reports. You will be a good team player with excellent influencing skills, good Excel skills including Pivot Table’s & V-Look ups with strong communication skills and the ability to work cross functionally.  You should have excellent organisational and time management skills with the ability to prioritise effectively with the ability to work under pressure and take initiative. Would be great if you had an interest in snacking too!

Why Join Us?
You’ll be at of the hub of an incredibly fast-moving function and you’ll be trusted to make decisions that benefit the business. It’s a serious responsibility – which will seriously motivate you. You’ll thrive on the freedom and the chance to use your skills and will be supported with plenty of training and development opportunities. 

What’s more, you can expect some fab rewards, including an achievable annual bonus, 24 days’ holiday (and the option to buy more), a competitive pension, the perks of your birthday off and an early finish on Fridays, and lots more! Our London Head Office is only a five minute walk from Liverpool Street Station and close to lots of shops, bars and restaurants.  

 

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