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Burlington Manager of Allocation in Burlington, New Jersey

LOCATION 2006 Route 130 North Burlington NJ US 08016

If you want an exciting job with one of the largest off-price retailers in the nation, join the Burlington Stores, Inc. team as a Manager of Allocation! Are you an experienced retail leader who is comfortable leading a team in the allocation process? Are you a critical thinker and creative problem-solver who would thrive in the fast-paced world of off-price retail? Are you a detail-oriented multitasker with the ability to think on your feet? If so, this may be the right opportunity for you!

The Manager of Allocation is responsible to direct, manage and monitor the execution of product allocation to support company strategy and achieve inventory objectives by store cluster and attributes and to develop and train Allocators.

Business Performance and Inventory Strategies:

Understand and oversee execution of allocation strategy by division.

Participate in weekly/monthly assortment/allocation strategy session with respective buying team.

Oversee the use of the Allocation tool by Allocators and ensure use of standardized best practices when performing allocations.

Set and monitor productivity standards and service level performance of the department, in conjunction with Director of Allocation Strategy

Monitor allocation effectiveness by reviewing store reports, including: ABC Ranks, A-H Grids, FWOS and Scorecards

Surface business opportunities to increase Sales and inventory productivity in collaboration with Planners and Merchants to the Director of Allocation Strategy and VPs Planning & Allocation

Assists with the resolution of receiver issues with Supply Chain and DC teams

Works with technical resources to enhance use of Analytics tool and its effectiveness.

Leads team in recommending potential allocation systems and process enhancements.

Visits store locations to validate inventory is in line with reports and understand improvement opportunities for allocation.

Collaborative Relationships:

Create a strong partnership with Buying and Planning to achieve financial objectives.

Maintain effective working relationship with Supply Chain and DC teams.

Consider individual, division, and total company goals when making decisions.

Listen to others, act as a team player.

People Development:

Display Core Values in everyday interactions.

Continually train and develop Allocators to increase allocation and analytical skills.

Set, develop and influence Allocation Best Practices.

Establish an environment that encourages and challenges individuals to grow to become more influential, establish high standards and accept responsibility

Create agreed upon development goals and works with direct reports to achieve milestones.


• 1-3 years management experience

• 5-10 years of merchandise planning experience


4 year college degree required

If you…

…are excited to deliver great values to customers every day;

…take a sense of pride and ownership in helping drive positive results for a team;

…are committed to treating colleagues and customers with respect;

…believe in the power of diversity and inclusion;

…want to participate in initiatives that positively impact the world around you;

Come join our team. You’re going to like it here!

You will enjoy a competitive wage and comprehensive benefit package including a generous paid time off plan, a company matched 401(k) and an associate discount. We are a rapidly growing brand, and provide a variety of professional development opportunities so our associates can grow with us. We work hard and have fun together! Burlington associates make a difference in the lives of customers, colleagues, and the communities where we live and work every day. Burlington Stores, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.

Today's Date 5/3/2021
Posting Number 2021-146502
Location US-NJ-Burlington
Address 2006 Route 130 North
Zip Code 08016
Position Type Regular Full-Time
Career Site Category Corporate
Position Category Planning and Allocation
Evergreen Yes

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