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Allocation Analyst – Women’s Running and Training

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NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world's best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At Nike, it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

Nike, Inc. Retail Corporate is the backbone to stores around the world. A global network of teams — Finance, Human Resources, Talent Development, Marketing, Merchandising, Real Estate and Strategic Planning — direct the daily operations of and the hundreds of Nike Stores and Nike Factory Stores. Retail Corporate teams share the same passion and energy for the brand as their in-store teammates, and it shows: Retail continues to be one of Nike’s top areas of growth.


As an Allocation Analyst in Demand and Supply Management (DSM), you will distribute inventory to ensure the "right" merchandise is in the "right" stores at the "right" time.  You will execute initial allocations of seasonal assortments to deliver the most premium consumer experience in Nike stores and on  You will review sales trends and stock levels in-season, continuously making adjustments to maximize inventory productivity and profitability.  You will understand store, style, color and size level selling performance and work within our allocation systems to optimize product distribution at each of those levels.  You will manage multiple sources of product within a complex supply chain network as well as work closely with stores if stock rebalancing is required.

Business acumen is a must as you will analyze a variety of retail metrics including sell-through, turn, weeks of supply, and gross margin in order to make good decisions and drive sales.  You will share business results in the context of planned and forecasted sales and inventories on a weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis. In partnership with the Planning and Merchandising teams, you will develop store-level distribution strategies for upcoming seasons based on analysis of current sales trend, selling history, and current and projected levels to achieve optimal inventories.  You will identify opportunities and share them cross-functionally to ensure that all are working together to achieve financial goals.

Strong written and verbal communication skills are also required in this highly collaborative environment.  The Allocation Analyst will partner closely with a wide variety of other functions including Merchandising, Planning, Product Presentation, Brand, Marketing, Supply Chain, Field Operations, and Field Leadership in order to be successful.  Our ideal candidate will be highly analytical with strong technical skills, systems aptitude, and the ability to work effectively across a complex organization.  He or she will have a powerful sense of initiative, and a solution-oriented, team-focused mindset.  The strongest candidates will have a demonstrated history of innovative thinking with the ability to bring ideas to life, driving business results and delivering enhanced capabilities and value to the overall team.

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Math, Economics or related discipline required
  • Minimum 2 years related retail planning or allocation experience required
  • Excellent business analysis skills including metric-based decision making and problem solving
  • Retail field experience a big plus
  • Strong proficiency with Excel, including the ability to create pivot tables, write complex formulas, and maintain data integrity across multiple linked spreadsheets
  • Knowledge of VBA and/or SQL also a plus
  • Proficiency with other MS Office Products, including Outlook, Power Point, and Word
  • Flexibility, adjusting priorities and managing time wisely in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
  • Knowledge of Just Enough and/or SAP also a plus

NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.

NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

Job ID 00423270

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