Requirements for Allocation Manager

  • 4-6 years professional experience, in an allocation role
  • Comfortable and confident making allocation decisions and recommendations grounded in data
  • High level of proficiency with Excel including data manipulation/organization and modeling/forecasting
  • A strong written/oral communicator
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment that requires continual multi-tasking and prioritization 
  • Experience with a business intelligence tool like Looker or Tableau preferred, but not required 
  • Intellectually curious and an analytical thinker who can detect patterns and trends to add business value
  • A detail-oriented and proactive problem-solver
  • Ability to envision a future different than today and conceptualize a strategic path to get there
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics 365 a plus 
  • Team player with a “no task is too small” attitude
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
  • Passionate about transforming travel (but that’s a given!)

Responsibilities for Allocation Manager

  • Consistently analyze performance trends to inform future allocation strategies.
  • Effectively allocate new and existing core products to stores and warehouses based on assortment goals and past performance.
  • Analyze retail and international selling trends to create location specific allocation plans and partner with Retail/International teams to roll out strategy.
  • Create scalable allocation processes for Away taking into account channel and market differences to allow for greater visibility into inventory status and performance.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop allocation reporting related to system calibration, inventory management, and in-stock rates.
  • Drive consistent communication with key stakeholders around allocation strategies and results, inclusive of risk and opportunity.
  • Build the company education of inventory health through iterating on current processes and implementing new strategies to drive the business forward.
  • Collaborate with our Production and Operations teams to recommend inventory strategy efficiency improvements to ensure that we are implementing an optimized retail fulfillment network.
  • Partner with Finance and Inventory teams on liquidation and end of lifecycle product management.



  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance
  • Life and AD&D insurance
  • 401(k) with a company match
  • Flexible spending, health savings and commuter benefits
  • Paid Time Off (vacation, personal well being, volunteer, paid holidays, floating holidays, bereavement and jury duty)
  • Paid Parental Leave, Short & Long-term disability
  • Product stipends and recognition awards

About this position

Away is a global lifestyle brand with a mission to transform travel through products and content that inspire people to get away more. In support of our mission, we are seeking an Allocation Manager to join our Merchandising, Planning, and Allocation team.
We believe in being intentional about our approach to modern work. Our hybrid model drives our commitment to fostering an environment that empowers, enables and supports our workforce to do their best work with in-person moments that matter. This role reports to the Senior Director, Planning and Allocation and
 will require a weekly in-office presence on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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Job Summary

Years of Experience
$99,000 - $105,000
New York, NY or Hybrid
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Our why
We believe the more we travel, the better we all become. That’s why our travel essentials are designed to last (and last) for every trip to come, so you can get out there and explore.
Our approach
We’re travelers, and our experiences inform our approach to the things we make. Simply put—our luggage is designed by travelers, for travelers. At Away, you’ll find suitcases, bags, and accessories built with thoughtful details to make each and every journey more seamless. We’re transforming travel to inspire you to get Away more and see more of the world along with us.
Our travel essentials
Our suitcases, bags, and accessories use materials—from polycarbonate and aluminum to water-resistant nylon—that are not only sleek and lightweight, but also high-performing, durable, and ready for whatever comes up along the way. When it comes to our luggage, the details matter, especially since they’re intentional and functional, to make the journey (from packing to unpacking and storing) seamless.

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