Allocator - F&F Clothing (12 month Fixed Term Contract)

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

Location: WGC

United Kingdom

Apply by: 03/07/2023

Allocator - F&F Clothing (12 month Fixed Term Contract)


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About the role

We are delighted to share that a new opportunity has arisen for an Allocator to join us here at Tesco within the Clothing (F&F) team on a 6-12 month Fixed Term Contract. 

An Allocator needs to manage the effective and accurate allocation & replenishment of stock, to provide the required stock levels, in Stores, in order to achieve targeted sales – in line with the Merchandising team’s plans. They analyse the performance of lines, to provide accurate information, for the purposes of allocation and business planning.

This is a fantastic first appointment role to join our busy Head Office environment. If you are interested and excited by fashion retail, numerical and logical then this could be the perfect role for you!

You will be responsible for


  • Manage the throughput of stock from allocation to replenishment using and maintaining all available tools
  • Demonstrate and maintain competence in all technical area’s relevant to the role
  • Analysis of Weekly Sales information, including ROS analysis, Bestsellers, Cover Sheets and decide with Senior Allocator & Merchandising on next step actions to be taken for priority Stores & Lines
  • Produce department analysis for the Assistant Merchandisers
  • Allocate to new Store Openings and Refits, monitoring package builds
  • Maintain successful meetings with Merchandising by promoting distribution strategies and improving communication
  • Responsible for maintaining all data, the distribution of Reports and understands the importance of accurate, organized & timely filing
  • This role will best suit an individual who enjoys working as part of a team, is well organised, pragmatic and a lateral thinker with an inquisitive mind who is motivated to make change for the better and, most importantly, puts our customers first.

Commercial/Trend Knowledge

  • Visit stores to gain a better understanding of the impact of allocations/replenishment and store stock profiles
  • Be commercial and aware of the changing role of retail on the High St and in the competition

Team management and development

  • Carries out tasks as delegated, in a timely manner, working under supervision.
  • Asks for support & direction to develop skill base
  • Demonstrate behavioural skills required of every member of the team
  • Review and monitor the department Operating Plan to ensure that all objectives are met throughout the year

You will need

You’ll need to have demonstrated experience of:

Effective Communication

Clear & concise in all written & verbal communications

Communicates clearly and effectively with others to gather information to make better informed decisions

Team Working

Is a positive & enthusiastic member of the team

Deputises for others at same level and assists with training as required

Recognizes Responsibility

Responsible for own actions under supervision of line manager

Build Relationship

Builds positive relationships with own team members & other functions

Has a positive ‘can do attitude’

Embraces and demonstrates a positive ‘can do’ attitude to all work situations

Demonstrates personal commitment

Working under pressure

When under pressure is able to work in a positive & productive manner under supervision

Innovation and change

Creates and introduces ideas that drive change and innovation


  • Personal attributes that reflect the role requirements above
  • Good Excel computer skills
  • Be interested and excited by fashion retailing
  • Numerical and logical skills are essential
  • Able to be self-motivated and work under management

What’s in it for you

We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work! These include but are not limited to:

  • Annual bonus scheme.
  • Holiday starting at 20 days plus a personal day rising to 22 days after 12 months (plus 8 Bank holidays).
  • Retirement savings plan - save between 4% and 7.5% and Tesco will match your contribution.
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay.
  • Great colleague deals and discounts, saving you money on everyday purchases, eating out and utility bills for the home.
  • Opportunities to get on - take advantage of our ongoing learning opportunities and award-winning training, to help you achieve the job and career you want.

Click here to read more about the benefits we have available for our colleagues.

About us

Our vision at Tesco is to become every customer's favourite way to shop, whether they are at home or out on the move. Our core purpose is ‘Serving our customers, communities and planet a little better every day’. Serving means more than a transactional relationship with our customers. It means acting as a responsible and sustainable business for all stakeholders, for the communities we are part of and for the planet.

We are proud to have an inclusive culture at Tesco where everyone truly feels able to be themselves. At Tesco, we not only celebrate diversity, but recognise the value and opportunity it brings. We're committed to creating a workplace where differences are valued, and make sure that all colleagues are given the same opportunities. We're a big business with diverse working patterns and many business areas which means that we can find something that works for you. Everyone is welcome at Tesco.

We have recently announced that we will be moving towards a more blended working week – combining office and remote working. Our offices will continue to be where we connect, collaborate and innovate. Please talk to us to about how this can work for you.

NOTE: Should you be successful in your application, your offer will be subject to and conditional upon you providing your bank account details on your agreed start date.

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