The Cato Corporation, a leading specialty retailer of value-priced women’s fashion apparel with corporate offices located in Charlotte, North Carolina, operates three concepts: Cato, It’s Fashion and Versona. The Company has over 1,300 stores throughout the United States and a diverse workforce of approximately 10,000 associates. The Company’s stock is traded on the NYSE under the symbol “CATO”.
Cato is seeking experienced Manager of Store Planning & Allocation to join its merchandising team. This position is responsible for managing a team that focuses on maximizing sales and profit by properly assorting stores, reviewing the Assortment Planning process, implementing area’s overall allocation strategy, identifying store level analysis opportunities, and overall Allocation staff training and development.
Qualified candidates will possess a thorough understanding of product mix; strong analytical, organizational and communication skills; and proficient in Excel, Word, and Allocation software; preferably JDA. Prior planning and allocation experience in a specialty retail organization along with excellent managerial/leadership skills and collaborative aptitude. Qualified candidates will possess a minimum of 4 years in merchandise planning and allocation experience and a four-year college degree in fashion retail, business or related field.