Analyst, Allocation

Location: Holt Renfrew - Toronto - Corporate Store Support Centre (60 Bloor Street West, Suite 1100)
Department: Merchandise Planning & Inventory Management
Cosmetic/Brand Line:
Work Status: Permanent Full-Time
# of openings: 1
Project #: 15415


Holt Renfrew offers you an inspiring, fashion-driven environment with opportunities to learn and grow. From our incredible partnerships with iconic luxury brands to our commitments to corporate social responsibility, you will be inspired everyday. 

A job at Holt Renfrew offers a competitive total compensation, a generous employee discount, pension, and health & dental benefits, tuition assistance, and continuous learning and development.

The Analyst, Allocation partners to enhance the customer experience while achieving the business full price sell-thru targets through the proper allocation of merchandise according to brand, sales, inventory trend and forecast.

Specific responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:

Develop knowledge and understanding of product performance in each store and region profile through performance analysis, store communication and merchandise discussions with the Buying and Store teams.

Managing Merchandise Inventory

  • Consolidations: prepare the analytics to recommend cost effective consolidations, execute and follow up to achieve 100% compliance.
  • RTVs: execute the end to end process to achieve 100% compliance.
  • Re-allocation of merchandise inventory as per sales and inventory performance by store.
  • Execute the weekly distribution of inventory allocated to Distribution Center (92).

Reporting and Analysis

  • Provide in depth analysis and feedback on allocations to accommodate the changes in trend and the mix of the store assortment in collaboration with planning, buying and stores.
  • Provide assistance with markdowns as required.
  • Inventory risk reporting and analysis pertaining to seasonality, pricing and commodity.


  • Build strong partnership with planners to understand the financial implications of business decisions that affect inventory, sales and margin.
  • Build strong relationships with the buying team to understand assortment strategies and brand/vendor behaviour that effects the inventory position by sku and store to maximize full price sell through.
  • Attend store walkthroughs with planning & buying teams.
  • Build strong cross-functional partnership [DC/Logistics, Stores, BI Team], for a seamless end to end process on all inventory related matters.
  • Compile and provide content for the Weekly Store Communication on Allocation and Stock Movement.
  • Perform other duties, as requested.

The ideal candidate:

  • Post-secondary degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years of successful analytical experience in a retail organization
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and customer service skills
  • Confident and effective communication (written & verbal) and interpersonal skills
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

The measures of success:

  • Contribution to financial objectives
  • Individual objectives linked to the achievement of department goals
  • Feedback from internal and external clients

Holt Renfrew is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our future success depends on the perspectives and contributions of all our employees -- their diverse backgrounds, abilities and experiences make our business stronger. If you are contacted for a job opportunity and require accommodation, please let us know so we can ensure you have an accessible candidate experience throughout the recruitment process. All requests are confidential and used only to meet candidate needs.

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