Allocations Internship

Date Posted January 28, 2019
  • Department Buying
  • Location Toronto, ON
  • Job ID 44778

Fashion Allocations Intern with an eye for the latest trends

Do you have a passion for fast fashion? Have you always envisioned yourself working in a successful retail company? Is your team as important to you as what you wear every day? YM Inc. is home to multiple fashion brands you know and love. We know that true value is more than just low prices. That’s why our team constantly seeks new ways to excite customers with leading fashion items and trends to fit their budget. Why join us? Because what we do is really cool!


Have you always dreamed about learning more about the fashion industry and ultimately, having input on what people will be wearing next season? Do you love numbers, and being able to find the answers and create a plan through analytics?

At YM Inc, you will be able to stitch one skill on to another to create a skillful career silhouette. We provide a wealth of opportunity whether it is a first job or a lifelong profession. When we hire someone, we want to keep them for as long as we can. Therefore, promoting from within is part of our culture. In addition, we offer rewarding challenges in a fast-paced and unique environment within the ever-changing curve of fashion retail. On top of that, you get to enjoy benefits like continuous hands-on training and learning programs and engaging corporate events as well as a fantastic employee discount.


As an Allocations Intern, you will be working alongside the talented allocations team, buyers and the import team where you will learn how to stock a store properly with the right merchandise and size runs.

In this role, you will:

  • Utilize your education in different situations:
    • Learn how to develop a weekly allocations plan in different categories
    • Learn how math, geography and other factors are used when figuring out assortments
    • Use your buying and retail math courses in real life situations. Examples, unit sales, gross profit, percent turn, etc.
    • Learn how to analyse results and how to act quickly to ensure the stores are properly stocked


  • Currently attending to one of the awesome post-secondary schools and enrolled an relevant program
  • Have worked in a retail setting before, understand customers and how stores operate to be able to fill the racks with this season’s stylish selection of merchandise
  • Everyone knows how to use MS Office these days, but if you are an Excel wiz… Perfect!

Furthermore, our best Allocation Interns have outstanding organizations skills, superhuman time management abilities and an amazing memory for details. Please note, that this internship is an unpaid opportunity. You should only apply if your education requires you to complete hours to graduate.

Ambition, capability, and innovation are all must-haves when we are looking for new talents. Our team is as diverse as the merchandise we carry. We strive to find people that are both team workers and top performers, eager to grow within the company and able to reach new heights together with us.


At YM Inc, we are always first with fashion. We believe that everyone should have access to clothing they love to wear. We make it our mission to not only provide the latest styles and trends, but to make them attainable and affordable. Across all our brands, we provide value for today’s trends for kids, teens and adults. Today we are one of North America’s leading apparel retailers operating over 700 stores across Canada and the United States under the following banners: Stitches, Urban Planet, Urban Behavior, Sirens, Urban Kids, West49, Amnesia, Suzy Shier, Bluenotes, Mandee, Annie Sez and Afaze. By developing the best shopping experiences and offering the best retail brands and prices, we are well positioned to continue our success, now and in the future.

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