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Vans: Allocation Analyst at VF Corporation

Vans: Allocation Analyst

VF Corporation Costa Mesa, CA (On Site) Full-Time

Be ready to take part in the ever-changing retail industry in executing your vision to drive sales for our retail business. As an Allocation Analyst, you will manage an exclusive category of products, identify, and implement allocation strategies across the US, Mexico, and Canada for both full price and outlet stores. You will collaborate with Allocation and Merchant teams to support key marketing initiatives and specialized assortments. Excellent organizational skills will be key as you balance multiple projects, including frequently monitoring product performance, inventory levels, and sell through to achieve the companys sales and profitability objectives. We welcome individuals who will be strong team players to support and drive our retail vision. You make our customers happy, therefore we count on you to sustain our successful US and International retail store business!

Join the Vans Family

Vans is the original action sports footwear company, rooted in authenticity and creativity. Founded in 1966, we have thrived on a legacy of impacting our greater community through four pillars: action sports, music, art and street culture. We are constantly inspired by the creative voyagers within our company and community. For them, creativity is about the journey, not just the output. Our mission is to empower everyone to use creativity to discover themselves. Our vision is to create a world where anyone can be their unique self.

At Vans, our culture sets us apart and influences everything we do. We are driven by our five values: We have HEART also referred to as the Van Doren Spirit. We are relentlessly CURIOUS about our consumers and the world around us. We are UNAPOLOGETICALLY AUTHENTIC and whole heartedly believe the most Off the Wall thing you can do is be yourself. We are driven by a spirit of INGENUITY . And we are passionate about local COMMUNITIES . And most of all, we are a family that has fun together.

At Vans we empower creative exploration and inspire youth culture through a commitment to inclusivity. We welcome anyone and everyone into our global family and proudly celebrate and environment where individuality is embraced, equal opportunities thrive, and everyone is empowered to reach their greatest potential.

By joining our family, you will be immersed in an environment of incredibly supportive and collaborative people. We work hard across a multitude of initiatives to bring the Van Doren Spirit to life. We live for what we do.

As of October 18, 2021, this position requires proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 on the first day of employment, absent need for medical or religious accommodation or other exemption as allowed by state or local law. Further information provided during the recruitment process.

How You Will Make a Difference

What you will do:

  • Develop and execute merchandise allocation strategies through analyzing reports and making independent decisions that support merchandise financial plans, inventory turn objectives, regional and store attributes for assigned categories.

  • Track classification/style performance weekly and adjust allocation strategy to maximize sales opportunities and minimize markdown liability.

  • Create and analyze ad-hoc reporting as needed to drive allocation and business decisions.

  • Manage inventory consolidations between Ecommerce, full price, and outlet stores in partnership with Allocation and Merchant teams.

  • Create and build appropriate product mix and inventory levels for new, remodel, and relocation stores.

  • Analyze assortment plans with the Merchant team to ensure their vision is aligned with allocation needs.

  • Build strong cross-functional partnerships with Merchant, Planning, Store and DC teams.

How you will do it: Be inclusive, value various points of view and demonstrate an intellectual curiosity. Ongoing product review utilizing reporting and the allocation system combined with visiting stores to understand impact of visual guidelines, product density and in store trends. Your diverse experiences and background enable you to provide a unique perspective to fuel our global growth.

What success looks like: Bring your creative and analytical skills to ensure well-balanced store assortments that achieve both sell through and financial targets. Build strong cross-functional partnerships to ensure alignment on allocation strategies across multiple channels and countries and build brand love.

Free To Be, Inclusion & Diversity

As a mission-led, performance driven company, we strive to foster a culture of belonging based on respect, connection, openness and authenticity. We are committed to building and maintaining a workplace that celebrates the diversity of our associates, allowing them to bring their authentic selves to work every day.

Skills for Success

Years of Related Professional Experience: 5+ years

Educational Position Requirements:

A formal education and subsequent undergraduate/graduate degrees are nice to have, but we are most interested in your total experience and professional achievements.

What we expect you already know: In-depth knowledge of store allocation philosophies and methodology, with strong analytical, written, and verbal communication skills and an aptitude for retail allocation systems. Experience in JDA or Blue Yonder is a plus.

What we will teach you: To think strategically and build creative allocation strategies across multiple countries and channels including Ecommerce. To be your authentic self and to share your unique talents and skill set with our team. We will empower you with opportunities and create a space where you can independently drive your business but will support you throughout your journey.

VF Guiding Principles: Live with Integrity, Act Courageously, Be Curious, Act with Empathy, and Presevere.

Whats in it For You

Were in the business of unleashing human potential, driven by the ideas, energy and commitment of our people. Thats why we offer comprehensive benefits that encourage mental, physical and financial well-being for all VF associates. When it comes to benefits, were the total package. Go to and click on Looking to Join VF? to learn more.

Our Parent Company, VF Corporation

VF is one of the worlds largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies connecting people to the lifestyles, activities and experiences they cherish through our family of iconic outdoor, active and workwear brands. At the heart of our journey lies our company-wide purpose: We power movements of sustainable and active lifestyles for the betterment of people and our planet. This is our purpose. Its the reason we come to work every day. Its a commitment shared by our global associates across all brands. Our purpose unites us and leads us to pursue our goals, together. This is our calling. Learn more at

We just have one question. Are you in?

Pay Range:

$66,528.00 USD - $99,792.00 USD annually

Incentive Potential:

This position is eligible for additional compensation awards that may include an annual incentive plan, sales incentive, or commission potential. Specific details of the additional compensation eligibility for this position will be provided during the recruiting and interview process.

Benefits at VF Corporation:

You can review a general overview of each benefit program offered, including this year's medical plan rates on and by clicking Looking to Join VF? Detailed information on your benefits will be provided during the hiring process.

Please note, our pay ranges are determined and built from market pay data. In determining the specific compensation for this position, we comply with all local, state, and federal laws.


VF Diversity Vision StatementVF is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of our associates, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and conduct business. The continued success and growth of VF is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity throughout VF around the world.VF is an equal employment opportunity/ affirmative action employer of minorities, females, protected veterans and the disabled. VF is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, and treating our VF associates and VF applicants without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, HIV/AIDS status, or any other legally protected factor.

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