Analyst, Retail Allocation

Analyst, Retail Allocation

San Francisco, CA | Global Planning and Merchandising Team | Reports to Manager of Retail Planning

Who is Allbirds?

At Allbirds, we believe in using business as a force for good. We’re a global footwear and apparel brand with roots in New Zealand and our headquarters in San Francisco. Since 2016, we’ve been on a mission to prove that comfort, design, and sustainability aren’t mutually exclusive. Our commitment to creating better things in a better way is fueled by a belief that the fashion industry needs to focus less on flash and more on thoughtfulness. And as a certified B Corp, we’re dedicated to making the most sustainable products we can using premium natural materials - designed for life’s everyday adventures.

Where we need help

Allbirds is in the process of building a world class operational team to increase our ability to consistently surprise and delight our customers while making the most positive impact to our environment. As we continue to grow at an enormous pace, we need to ensure that we manage our supply chain efficiently from start to finish. 

The Supply Chain Planning team plays a critical role in ensuring this occurs. The team is divided into global and retail planning. The global planning team is responsible for managing supply and demand across all assortments, factory management and working with upstream teams through development and strategy and downstream teams for sales and execution. The retail planning team sits within planning and is focused on retail forecasting, store replenishments and inventory management. The team works closely with Global Planning, Retail Operations, Product Strategy and Logistics to ensure retail inventory is optimized at the store level to maximize sales and protect customer experience. 

The Retail Allocation Analyst will sit within the Retail Planning + Allocation team and be responsible for managing our expanding retail footprint by identifying sales trends and ensuring we optimize our inventory assortment for sales and customer experience by store. As our business expands rapidly, the analyst will responsible for ensuring timely replenishments of inventory in alignment with our overall retail sales strategy and product pipeline. 

The ideal candidate would be somebody having prior experience in an analytical role such as allocation, operations or planning. This is a high impact role that requires someone with a strong analytical mindset, great communication and cross-functional collaboration skills. The candidate will work extensively with retail operations, logistics, warehousing, and product strategy teams. 

What does the job entail?

  • Work with retail operations and logistics to efficiently plan, allocate and stage the right amount of product to our retail stores.
  • Build and enhance replenishment and inventory management models.
  • Contribute to the execution of our global retail strategy by optimizing our inventory and assortment by location
  • Recommend opportunities to drive continuous improvement by developing tools, processes and capabilities across our supply chain.
  • Execute launch plans for new stores, product launches and promotional campaigns
  • Closely monitor store performance and inventory to limit ‘dead’ stock, product shortages and establish a regular cadence for rightsizing inventory while minimizing logistics costs
  • Make recommendations based on store performance and trends, and communicate assortment changes appropriately to key stakeholders across the retail team. 
  • Work with the global planning team to keep a pulse on incoming supply and serve as a key point of contact for store leaders and retail operations
  • Develop and maintain dashboards to monitor store performance and inventory KPIs (e.g in-stock levels)
  • Submit stock transfer orders (STOs) in SAP

What kind of person are we looking for?

  • You have 2+ years of retail allocation experience or previous roles in consulting, planning or operations. 
  • You have demonstrated strong analytical and business skills, which help you build intricate models to tease out insights in order to drive results.
  • You are skilled at crafting and maintaining portfolios of reports and dashboards to communicate results to senior management.
  • You are hungry to learn and love seeking out new problems to analyze in a methodical way.
  • You are self-directed and find resourceful ways to consistently deliver on projects
  • You enjoy working both independently and collaboratively both internally and externally.
  • You demonstrate outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • You continuously challenge and re-assess the status-quo, searching for better and more efficient solutions.

More practical skills needed:

  • BA/BS or equivalent
  • Expert proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Google AppScript (or Javascript) experience highly preferred
  • Deep analytical mindset and problem-solving acumen
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills that will allow for successful collaboration across our organization
  • Comfortable with large data sets, analyzing and sharing out your findings and recommendations
  • Driven to consistently deliver on assigned, verbal, and written commitments

What can we offer?

  • Competitive salary + equity
  • Medical/Dental/Vision insurance
  • 401k employer match
  • Paid parental leave
  • Fitness benefits
  • Discounted products
  • Pup friendly office!

Diversity

Allbirds is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. Allbirds policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, marital or veteran status, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member), sexual orientation, pregnancy, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits discrimination based on a perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. All such discrimination is unlawful.

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