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Allocation Analyst

  • 234 Kingsley Park Drive, Fort Mill, South Carolina, United States, 29715

Shoe Station has an immediate opening for an Allocation Analyst to add to its already strong team in our new southern office in Fort Mill, South Carolina (southern suburb of Charlotte, North Carolina). We are looking for someone that has experience in Allocation and/or Planning.




The Allocation Analyst monitors and maintains a suitable amount of merchandise available for customers to purchase in each store.


  • Evaluates and enters store distributions.
  • Manages all product fill in order.
  • Reviews store distributions prior to purchase order arrival at the Distribution Center and ensures final release is complete.
  • Manages all product in the Distribution Center via model stock system.
  • Maintains model stock set-up.
  • Replenishes the stores from the Distribution Center (Picks) and manage the warehouse inventory list.
  • Sets up the new store matrix and ensures product is distributed.
  • Confirms store inventory coverage and timeliness for ad styles.
  • Prioritizes ad purchase orders and reviews freight lists ensuring all incoming pre-distribute purchase order distributions are correct
  • Maintains store capacities.
  • Uses skills and available technology to analyze and maintain correct in store size structures.
  • Analyzes and reacts to product trends for each store.
  • Builds and executes quarterly strategy for opportunity stores.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required.
  • 2+ years' experience in retail Allocation and/or Planning preferred.
  • Working knowledge of retail systems, terms, and calculations (e.g., gross margins, open to buy, inventory turn, GMROI, etc.).
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office with advanced Excel experience required.
  • Strong computer skills including a proven ability to create and maintain complex analytic reports.
  • Excellent verbal, and written communication skills with the ability to articulate ideas.
  • Ability to create and present presentations to Corporate and Store management.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, and to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and vendors at every level.
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent time management and organization skills with a proven ability to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to evaluate problems and apply knowledge to identify appropriate solutions.
  • Highly flexible and adapts well to a rapidly changing environment.

Total Rewards:

The Shoe Carnival, Inc. Total Rewards program offers eligible associates highly competitive benefits, including the following:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation & Sick Time)
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, & Vision Benefits
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life, Disability, and Voluntary Benefits
  • Fitness Membership Discounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Employee & Family Discounts
  • Relocation Opportunities


Shoe Carnival, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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