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Allocation Analyst

Company: Sally Holdings LLC
Location: Denton
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


Sally Beauty Holdings (NYSE: SBH) is the world’s largest wholesale and retail distributor of beauty supplies located in Denton Texas. A business built with a purpose to provide our customers with access to high-quality professional beauty products and exceptional customer service.

Responsible for cross divisional allocation “push” strategies and process. Product/seasonal merchandise for “push” includes: promo goods, holiday product, POG changes, New Items, New/remodel stores – as well as reserve management (ecom). Additional responsibilities include Localization: Store clustering, ethnic / demographic allocation distortions. Forecasting at the sku level through PO creation and follow up. The Allocation analyst reviews and adjusts system forecasts based on daily review of product movement including seasonality, industry and market trends, and probability of anticipated sales.

Partner with multiple Buyers to manage category distortions and allocate inventory dollars effectively to drive the business with a promo ST% target of 80%+ during promo period. Drive consistency in sku analysis and allocation function that align with AOR goals. Manage the preplanning process and asset allocation to identify and drive grow / maintain / decline seasonal/push businesses.

“At Sally Beauty Holdings, we find beauty in diversity. Our inclusivity and self-expression are what fuel our innovation and growth. You are welcome here, and you can thrive here. We find beauty in YOU. Join us.”


Forecasting: Develop push allocation execution strategy, aligning ST% expectations with financial goals. Create and manage allocation forecasts through PO creation using JDA systems and tools. Recognize and reconcile forecast exceptions. Track actuals against forecast. Manage new and conversion store forecasts. Follow up on POs from Vendor through DC and to store to ensure proper flow.
Partnerships: Work with Buyers/SBUs on strategies to drive the allocation/push business. Work strategically with suppliers, supply chain, ecom and store partners to translate vendor commitments, supply chain capacity, stores stock levels, and marketing into plans that achieve the sales, GM and unit turnover expectation. Work with SBUs/ecom team to set up and maintain ecom reserves where applicable.
Use JDA info to enhance Allocations – Analytics/Reports to enhance JDA allocation effectiveness: Generate and analyze forecast performance reports. Identify store similarities and cluster stores based on analysis. Determine causal factors impacting forecasts and act: weather, moving seasons, etc. Manage new, increased footprint, decreased footprint, and end of life / profitability forecasts.


College degree (BA or BS) 1-3 years’ experience with planning at a retail or wholesale company – merchandise planning and allocation, demand planning, production planning.
1-2 years planning and executing projects involving multiple groups across an organization Experience with retail buying or logistics preferred Solid understanding of seasonal/fashion inventory management practices and procedures Strong mathematical and statistical knowledge JDA experience would be a plus Capability to multitask in a fast paced environment Excellent written and verbal communication skills that helps influence and shape future business decision Highly analytical with a sense of business curiosity.
Excellent analytical skills and ability to plan, forecast, and exercise sound judgment Strong communication skills Ability to work with multiple projects/teams simultaneously Spreadsheet, database, and word processing software (Microsoft Office)

We offer a competitive salary and outstanding benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life Insurance, paid vacation and sick days, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement and 401(k) with company match. In addition, associates of SBH may take advantage of our in house salon with complementary services and a varied selection of food options at our corporate campus. Also, featured at our corporate campus, is both a Sally Beauty and CosmoProf Professional onsite store, where associates enjoy a great merchandise discount!

At SBH, we remain committed to protecting the health and safety of all our customers and associates and maintain the following COVID-19 Precautions:

Personal protective equipment provided or required Social distancing guidelines in place Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place Remote interview process Temperature screenings

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, or disability.


Keywords: Sally Holdings LLC, Denton , Allocation Analyst, Other , Denton, Texas

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