THE PAPER STORE BUY - Allocation Analyst Salary in the United States

How much does an BUY - Allocation Analyst make at companies like THE PAPER STORE in the United States? The average salary for BUY - Allocation Analyst at companies like THE PAPER STORE in the United States is $71,248 as of August 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $62,384 and $80,113. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities


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What does an BUY - Allocation Analyst do at companies like THE PAPER STORE?


The Paper Store is committed to being the premiere destination for all of our customer’s gift-giving needs. Our mission is to share our passion for The Paper Store with each customer, during each visit, by going above and beyond their expectations for both selection and service. The Allocation Analyst role at The Paper Store is to manage store inventory by reviewing forecasts and store demand to ensure optimal inventory assortment while maintaining profitable inventory levels across the chain. The Allocation Analyst is a highly collaborative role and partners closely with buying and planning to develop, maintain, analyze and execute chain level item plans and allocation strategies for both new and existing product.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with Buyers and Planners on a regular basis regarding all issues related to replenishment/inventory allocation
  • Distribute and replenish inventory to stores and ecommerce daily
  • Analyze and assess assortment needs for new stores
  • Partner with Planner to evaluate product needs at all levels. Bubble up all concerns and recommend solutions
  • Validate presentation minimums to ensure enough inventory is available to support planned events: promotions, catalog and print marketing efforts, specific store needs and floor placements
  • Execute timely and accurate initial and replenishment distributions that support divisional inventory goals by store
  • Work with Planners and Buyers to develop allocation strategies that align with company sales goals
  • Make recommendations to Director of Allocation for continuous improvement in Retalon with regards to forecasts, replenishment and inventory turn
  • Manage static and dynamic parameters to ensure levels of merchandise at all store locations that will maximize sales and inventory turn 
  • Recap and report location and product selling performance
  • Analyze selling trends by store/sku level to make recommendations to buying team regarding assortments, presentation quantities, and overall inventory needs
  • Ensure timely flow of orders through the company.  From the allocation of product, through the receipt of goods to the warehouse, movement through the distribution center and timely receipt onto the store shelves
  • Execute distributions for new store openings and coordinate with the distribution center to ensure accurate and timely "pack and holds" 
  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2-4 years related retail experience
  • Sound analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong ability in Microsoft Excel and database applications; including building spreadsheets ad hoc
  • MicroStrategy reporting ability a plus
  • Extremely detail oriented and willing to analyze down to the lowest level
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and closely with a diverse group of people
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

                                                AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The Paper Store provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type based upon color, disability, gender, pregnancy (and certain conditions related to pregnancy such as lactation or the need to express breast milk for a nursing child), national origin, race, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, military status or other legally protected status.  This commitment applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, transfer, termination, layoff, compensation, benefits, and all other conditions and privileges of employment, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

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The chart shows total cash compensation for the THE PAPER STORE BUY - Allocation Analyst in the United States, which includes base, and annual incentives can vary anywhere from $62,384 to $80,113 with an average total cash compensation of $71,248. Total compensation includes the value of any benefits received in addition to your salary and some of the benefits that are most commonly provided within a total compensation package including bonuses, commissions, paid time off, and Insurance. The total cash compensation may get paid differently by industry, location, and other factors.
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