Senior Allocator

Location: Marina del Rey, CA

Department: Planning

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced


Responsible for assisting the Merchandise Planning Manager in the distribution of product to the company’s global retail channels (online, retail stores, outlets, sample sales). The Allocator will continually monitor performance of assigned classifications to ensure inventory levels, assortments, quantities, and sizes are appropriate to achieve sales and profitability objectives.


  • Collaborate with Merchandising and Planning teams to create and implement allocation strategies.
  • Develop and execute allocation strategies for product in accordance with financial plans, store attributes, and inventory turn objectives.
  • Act as a primary point person for global allocation and replenishment systems issues, adjustments, and implementations.
  • Analyze historical data and current trends on a weekly basis to identify stock opportunities for stores. Call out risks/opportunities to sales and profitability at all levels of the business.
  • Create or work with existing reports to drive allocation/business decisions.  Troubleshoot and resolve allocation issues in a timely manner with Planning and Distribution Center.
  • Manage bulk inventory, calling out risks and opportunities to Planning partners.
  • Evaluate and recap Best Sellers for basic workload targets.
  • Assist in managing corporate inventory levels on a daily basis by recognizing and acting on inventory surplus risks.
  • Manage and maintain purchase order tracking and accuracy.
  • Partner with customer service and distribution center to ensure proper flow of goods to all locations.
  • Analyze size selling and apply to seasonal buys and chase orders.
  • Work with and train new allocation analysts.



  • Knowledge of store allocation philosophies and methodology
  • Highly proficient in Excel, MS Office, and other relevant retail applications
  • Knowledge of allocation and replenishment software, Full Circle, Retail-Pro, and or QlikView is a plus
  • Ability to collaborate in a team environment
  • Strong analytical skills and a working knowledge of retail math
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects
  • Organized with an exacting attention to detail


  • 2-3 years prior experience in Retail Allocation
  • Retail industry experience a must


  • BA degree or equivalent experience

JAMES PERSE was founded over 20 years ago in Los Angeles, California by its eponymous designer. James’ signature design philosophy and aesthetic – the pairing of elegance and sophistication with simplicity and comfort – is borne from his passion for minimalist architecture and (as a Los Angeles native) his intimate familiarity with west coast indoor / outdoor living and the casual clothing inspired by it. This approach has been applied to each step in developing the JAMES PERSE brand, which has become synonymous with Southern California life and style.

At the Company’s inception, James’ mission was to bring an elevated look and feel to unique baseball caps and basic tees. Two decades later, the Company has expanded to producing full lines of its famously soft and meticulously constructed modern classics for men and women, as well as home furnishings, accessories, and limited edition goods.  Our collections are sold in over 40 JAMES PERSE boutiques, as well as in fine department and specialty stores around the world.

Our employees are smart, creative, passionate, and service-driven individuals who meet the same superior standards we set for our products. We embrace talented people with diverse backgrounds and experiences, and support policies and practices that prohibit discrimination against any person because of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

JAMES PERSE offers competitive benefits packages, including health, dental, and vision insurance, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, an employee assistance program, paid vacation, paid sick time, a retirement savings plan with company match, and a generous employee discount.

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