GM Allocator

  • Kroger
  • US - OR - Portland
  • 4 days ago

Company Name: Kroger

Location: Portland, OR, US - 97202

Job Duration: 2021-04-07 to 2021-05-07


Company Name: Kroger General Office
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: Exempt



Position Summary:

Work with Planner to execute daily category planning activities including analysis and allocation. Develop allocations using the Enterprise Allocator (EA) and Enterprise Planning (JDA) toolsets maximizing corporate resources in logistics and operations while also maximizing margin and sell through at stores. Develop and follow best practices to ensure that the right products are in the right stores. Work with Buying and Planning teams to understand the desired plan for products. Demonstrate the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety. 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Collaborate with planner in sales management, inventory and margin plans
  • Assist planner in executing the overall vision for the category (e.g., assortment planning, receipt flow, product allocation, inventory and margin)
  • Identify trends, growth opportunities, and sales deficiencies through detailed recaps and in-depth analysis
  • Manage new and remodel stores’ inventory prior, during and after completion of stores’ project
  • Allocate assortment plans by utilizing store volume grades, planogram versions and capacity to guide the buying team on receipt units and dollars that correlate with the financial plan
  • Execute assortment plan and buyer’s vision by allocating product to multiple store formats (department, marketplace, expanded, food), and utilizing various allocation software (James Donald Armstrong (JDA), Enterprise Allocator (EA), etc.)
  • Collaborate with the Retail Service Center (RSC) and other Kroger warehouses regarding any issues with allocations
  • Run and analyze past, present and future allocations to identify trends and opportunities
  • Requests data from external and internal partners to provide complete analysis of promotions
  • Develop and present allocations that have greatest potential to improve sales and margins
  • Monitor product sales, margins and store level sell through
  • Foster and develop a professional consultative relationship with key stake holders to ensure inputs are considered and objectives are met
  • Provide feedback on allocation process recommend opportunities to improve the effectiveness of system or future process
  • Maintain, produce and distribute reports and other documents as identified by stake holders in the assigned class
  • Establish deadlines to keep current and upcoming priorities and deliverables transparent for all stake holders within team
  • Maintain a flexible approach and schedule to effectively respond to needs of customer
  • Familiarity with Kroger data and escalation procedures when errors are detected
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation

Minimum Position Qualifications/Education: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or 2 years of retail store managerial experience or a combination of relevant education and experience
  • Accuracy/attention to detail
  • Understanding of financial metrics and ability to analyze allocations and sales
  • Organize/prioritize tasks/projects and problem solve
  • Familiarity with retail industry/technical terms and processes
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Highly motivated self-starter who can work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to effectively craft and deliver messages to senior level executives

Desired Previous Job Experience:

  • Knowledge of JDA planning software or similar software
  • Knowledge of EA planning software or similar software
  • Familiarity with retail financial components
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, Magic


Education Level: Bachelor’s Desired
Required Travel: None
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Position Type: Full-Time
 Regions: West


Jobs at Kroger: At Kroger, we hire people who have a passion for helping others and who want to build a relationship with our Customers. No matter what stage of your career, you can build your future at Kroger. We look for people who want more, aspire to be more and work hard to achieve their goals. Our focus on keeping the Customer first is what makes us successful. As the largest traditional grocery chain in the U.S. and one of the world’s largest retailers, we employee more nearly half a million Associates across 35 states. We offer many opportunities not only in our stores, but in Manufacturing, Logistics, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, and many other fields.


Company Overview: Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless shopping experience under a variety of banner names.  At The Kroger Co., we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®.  We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.

 Posting Notes:  OR || Portland || 3800 S.E. 22Nd Ave. || 97202 || Kroger General Office || [[mfield2]] || General Merchandise || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None