Allocation Analyst

Date Posted June 21, 2019
  • Department Planning and Allocation
  • Location Toronto
  • Job ID 51511
  • Corporate
  • Toronto

YM Inc.

YM Inc. was founded on the strength of a single retail store in the heart of downtown Toronto in 1975, under the name Stitches. Today we are one of North America’s leading apparel retailers operating over 500 stores across Canada and the United States under the following banners: Stitches, Urban Planet, Urban Behavior, Sirens, Urban Kids, Suzy Shier, Bluenotes, West 49, Amnesia, Mandee and Charlotte Russe.


The Allocation Analyst is responsible for managing a set of assigned categories. Through the use of daily, weekly, monthly and annual reports, the Allocation Analyst will develop weekly allocation plans, assortment plans to build and maintain model stocks. Through partnership with management, the Allocation Analyst will ensure timely, effective allocations that support the needs of the stores and the business.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop weekly allocation plan on assigned categories that meet the needs of the stores and maintains optimal inventory levels and assortments:
  • Monitor and report on department performance and category performance using key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Execute timely, accurate allocations that will keep stores modeled and replenished through use of reports and analysis
  • Inventory status/inventory on hand with price point and product turn reports
  • Velocity, category analysis and ranking reports
  • On order and weekly shipping report for merchandise availability
  • Monitor store’s weekly and daily unit sales for replenishment
  • Product flow and model stock maintenance
  • Regularly complete store visits, with written reports, to review and collect feedback on the effectiveness of the allocations as well as identify opportunities to enhance allocations
  • Maintain optimal inventory levels and assortment mix
  • Monitor stock to sales ratios and stock turns
  • Pull performing styles for weekly review
  • Report on weekly distributions, new styles, number of units distributed and receiving stores
  • Collaborate with merchandising teams to identify and prioritize key items
  • Work with the Visual and Marketing departments to highlight opportunities of “key” and “it” items and provide specific store allocation and model information


  • High School diploma
  • Retail experience an asset
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

Related Work Skills

  • Must have a great sense of numbers, inventory control and organizational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail, strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Effective communication, time management, prioritization and multi-tasking skills
  • Must work well independently and in a team-oriented environment
  • Self-motivated, energetic and able to adapt quickly to change
  • Exercise good judgement
  • Please include cover letter outlining specific skills related to posting requirements with submission.

YM Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals. We thank all applicants for their interest: However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If chosen to participate in the selection process, accommodations are available upon request. We will consult with the applicant to provide or arrange suitable accommodation in a manner that takes into account the applicant’s accessibility needs.

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