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director of allocation

Boston, Massachusetts Date posted 12/15/2018 Schedule Full-time

Converse is the story of a sneaker that started on the court and moved to the stage and street. We’re a company ready for change and that’s who we hire: the most malleable, the most innovative, and the most creative. Our clothes and sneakers have been worn by rebels, rockers, rappers, artists, thinkers, and individuals. So that’s why we hire individuals. So we’re speaking the same language.

Without You, We’d Just Be Collectors of Our Own Stuff

Business equals selling stuff. That’s the basic model. The more complex awesome model is creating stuff that people identify with and then you figuring out how to get it to them. We need people like you: creative, dynamic problem solvers who see it as more than business. Who see it as giving people the tools of self-expression and individuality.

  • Critical partner on the NALT team to ensue the Stores Organization achieves goals in revenue and EBIT
  • Lead the allocation team in all areas of growth - people, financial goals, and processes to create sustainable business models for inventory management
  • Responsible for a team of Direct Reports (U band, L band and A band)
  • Lead the allocation team in the planning and execution of allocating of units or a target % of NA unit shipments
  • Responsible for the continual inventory management of  all footwear, apparel and accessories for stores segments
  • Responsible for the development and execution of footwear, apparel, accessories allocation processes and strategies to achieve optimal individual store assortments, style color counts, and size productivity in both quantity and timing
  • Critical  member of internal Stores team members with buying, planning, and product presentation,
  • Key thought partner with GM of Channel, Supply Chain, Sales & Operations, Customer Service, Finance, Tech, to achieve flow optimization by store

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Merchandising, Inventory Management or a related field preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in Merchandising or Allocation related role
  • Strong analytical skills, strong business/ financial acumen
  • Ability to think and act for results with a solutions-oriented mind-set
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including meeting facilitation and presentations
  • Ability to communicate and conduct presentations to all levels in the organization, including senior management
  • Effective leadership
  • Ability to follow through and meet deadlines
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office, including Excel, PowerPoint, SAP and APTOS Merchandising Software
  • Ability to travel up to 20% of the time

Converse is more than a company; it’s a worldwide advocate for self-expression. This belief motivates our employees, permeates our working environment and inspires our products. No two of us look or think exactly alike. We are each one-of-a-kind. Individually and as a culture, we have the freedom to create and grow professionally. Generous benefits packages only sweeten the experience. From Boston to Shanghai, from Brand Design to Finance, Converse is a brand that celebrates the unique and creative people of the world. Together, we’re different.

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