Free People: Exploratory Allocator hos Urban Outfitters

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Founded in 1984, Free People () is a boutique women’s fashion label that operates ecommerce, retail, and wholesale businesses. Free People is the fastest growing URBN brand and has a vibrant ecommerce platform including web, mobile and a newly released iPhone app. Free People is frequently recognized as an industry leader from a technical, creative and innovative perspective. Free People’s retail business includes over 100 boutique stores and its Wholesale business includes over 1,400 specialty boutiques and department stores across the globe. Free People is an inspiring shopping experience for the stylish, confident, and curious young woman who appreciates our distinctive assortment of apparel and accessories.



Reports to

Allocation Manager


Maximize sales and profit through allocation and business analysis to achieve financial objectives.

  • Meeting or exceeding sales and inventory goals
  • Allocating for one or more product class
  • Responsible for store sales and inventory plans for assigned merchandise categories
  • Analyzing sales to stock ratios and product flow management-new purchase order and back stock allocations
  • Ensuring the right product is delivered to stores at the right time
  • Identifying opportunities and risks, recognizing trends by product category and attribute at the individual store and store group level
  • Partnering with planning to run size and color selling analysis to place future size and color buys
  • Collaborating with planning and buying to relate current store performance to impact upcoming buys
  • Prepping for and participating in monthly reforecast, strategy, buy meetings, and division roll
  • Communicating with distribution center as necessary
  • Partnering with the visual team and participating in weekly turnover meetings
  • Communicating weekly with DM’s about current business
  • Collaborating with peers to ensure consistency of information, share best practices and develop systems knowledge

Job Skills
  • Strong statistical analysis skills
  • Previous allocation or planning experience
  • Excellent organizational, prioritizing and creative problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Works well in teams
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment


Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion, Business, or a related field.


Philadelphia, PA


Some travel required.

Urban Outfitters, Inc. celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are proud to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We believe strongly in fostering a safe, fair and respectful work environment. To ensure compliance with our non-discrimination and anti-harassment policies, we offer anti-harassment training to managers and employees.

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