Planning & Allocation Manager – Consumer Goods Industry!

About Our Client:

Our client is well-known in the consumer goods market.


Position Scope:

The Planning & Allocation Manager is responsible for handling the logistical coordination as required for the retail business unit.  The Planning & Allocation Manager forms an integral part of the supply chain management team by effectively and systematically providing accurate information for allocation planning and stock replenishment for Retail, Online, and Wholesale channels. The incumbent must have previous hands-on retail experience and strong analytical and numerical skills, as well as exceptional team working skills.



  • Develop and execute initial allocation and replenishment of product to all assigned stores
  • Manage replenishment and proactively make adjustments based on sales trends, seasonality factors (weekly allocation/shipment targets, store inventory levels, store capacity, sell-through rates), business needs and customer demand
  • Execute inventory movement in season and end of season (implement transfers to balance stock levels)
  • Generate and analyze various reports to facilitate stock balancing, inventory management based on sales trends to guide strategic allocation of product to stores (allocation grids, sales-to-stock reports…)
  • Contribute as main user to development and update of allocation tools
  • Analyze SKU level performance on a weekly basis to make recommendations to supply chain and product management.
  • Pricing uploads and verification
  • POS Database Management
  • Act as first point of contact for store staff for logistics and supply chain matters.
  • Participate in other tasks and special projects as may be required.


Education and Experience:

  • College or bachelor’s degree preferred;
  • 2-3 years of relevant work experience in allocation or inventory analysis, preferably in the retail industry
  • Direct working knowledge of operations, warehouse management, inventory control, and transportation management;
  • Strong knowledge Microsoft Office products, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint;
  • Knowledge of AS400 would be beneficial
  • Solid project management skills are essential;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Strong written and verbal skills to communicate with all levels of the organization and its executive team;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Strong quantitative and critical thinking skills;
  • Strong customer service orientation;
  • Team player



Core Competencies:

  • Customer Focus
  • Communication
  • Team Work
  • Quality Orientation
  • Time Management
  • Adaptability/ Flexibility
  • Creative and Innovative Thinking
  • Decision Making and Judgement
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Problem Solving
  • Result Focus
  • Accountability and Dependability
  • Mediating and Negotiating
  • Leadership
  • Development and Continual Learning


Application Instructions: 

To apply, please send a resume to Shannon Terpstra at


Summit Search Group is a fair and equitable search firm. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.


Job ID



Markham, ON


Competitive compensation package + benefits


Categories:    Supply Chain   

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Planning & Allocation Manager – Consumer Goods Industry!

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