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Allocator  - London/Hybrid

Do you keep up to date with luxury fashion? 
Do you know your Chloe from your Balmain? 
Do you love all things luxury retail? 
If YES, we may have the role for you… 
Luxury department store, Harvey Nichols, is searching for an Allocator to join its thriving Merchandising department in our Head Office in London – Knightsbridge. Our culture is based on inclusivity; we embrace diversity. Whoever you are, Harvey Nichols has a place for you.  


How we reward your hard work… 

At Harvey Nichols, we champion career development and are passionate about our people. We will do all we can to support your journey and career path with us. Alongside this you will have access to a world of amazing benefits such as. 

• Up to 40% off fashion  
• Up to 40% off hospitality, foodmarket and hampers 
• 30% off beauty and perfumery, wine and spirits 
• Clothing allowance 


You will also have access to charity days, a season ticket/bike loan; learning and development opportunities; to our Employee Assistance Program - Retail Trust and recognition schemes and the opportunity to join one of our employee groups – Wellbeing, Diversity & Inclusion and Sustainability. These are just some of the reasons people join and stay! 

About the role… 

As an Allocator you will be supporting the Merchandiser in all areas of the Merchandising function. You will be responsible for the daily running of the department, communicating effectively with all relevant areas of the business and its down to you to produce accurate information, working with other functions to ensure the integrity of the data. You will:       


  • Prepare and check Monday morning sales and stock report and daily sales report.
  • Update store stock holding report and category sales for department continuity products.
  • Review fashion brand analysis report, new stock report and fashion size reports.
  • Allocate new stock and replenishment stock, maintaining records of all allocations.
  • Raise Head Office generated store transfers.
  • Provide analysis to consolidate stock when required.
  • To be the first point of contact for stores.
  • Suggest repeat orders.
  • Maintain regular communication with stores regarding stock and their performance.
  • Visit Knightsbridge shop floor and stockrooms
  • Meet with buying to discuss order log and to review delivery schedules.                                         
  • Review category sales and with the Buying team.
  • Check outstanding transfers and follow up with stores.
  • Discuss and review cancellation dates with Buying, and establish what stock is to be cancelled.                                      
  • Allocate recall stock.
  • Allocate all current season to clear the warehouse for the Sale.
  • Recode styles.
  • Visit the regional stores as authorised by the Merchandiser.
  • Help prepare information for intake planning.
  • Participate in range review process.
  • Carry out competitor shops and feedback with report.  


Is this you?  
We are looking for individuals who embrace diversity, love a challenge, are passionate about luxury retail and are looking for something uniquely different.  


  • Have you got previous experience in a merchandising or allocator role in retail?
  • Do you have excellent organisation, communication, and presentation skills?
  • Are you a whizz on Excel?
  • Do you have strong interpersonal skills?
  • Are you persuasive and articulate? 
  • Do you have strong administrative skills?
  • Able to work on your own or as part of a team?
  • Do you have a passion for fashion? 


Where do I sign? 
If you are already thinking of what you will wear on your first day (no we don’t have uniforms) and this role catches your eye, hit the “apply” button below to kick-start your journey with us.

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