Payless ShoeSource

  • Manager, International Allocation Mens / Kids / Athletics

    Job Locations US-TX-Dallas
    Position Type Regular
    Requisition ID
  • Overview

    FIND YOUR FIT with Payless ShoeSource as the Manager – International Planning & Allocation                                               

    You know who you are.  And you know what moves you.  That's why your chosen career should fit you as well as your favorite pair of shoes, every step of the way.  And that's what makes a career with Payless ShoeSource the perfect fit for you.


    The person in this position leads efforts to achieve the following objectives:

    • Lead a team in the planning, execution and allocation of product to ensure the correct product, proportions, depth and sizes gets to the right stores at the right times.
    • Manage the receipt flow to ensure promotional items are in store to support events. 
    • Maintain targeted in-stock levels for ad and core/basic products.
    • Coach, develop and lead team of demand planners and allocators by providing appropriate training and feedback.
    • Partner with logistics team to ensure proper balance of inventory at each node.
    • Coordinate the onboarding, management and development of entry level merchandising hires.
    • Conduct market baskets by country analyzing pricing and promotions among local competition.


    • Experience in leading a team to achieve positive financial results and develop associates.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field (or equivalent experience).
    • A minimum of five years of increasing responsibility in planning and allocation.
    • Experience in effectively planning and executing company and departmental strategies.
    • Ability to develop and retain superior organizational talent through coaching, teaching and mentoring.
    • Strong analytical and communication skills.
    • Project management skills - to formulate actions and recommendations based on analytical data
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
    • Ability to travel internationally up to 1-2 times per year.


    Payless ShoeSource is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  This business uses E-Verify in its hiring practices to achieve a lawful workforce.


    Payless ShoeSource is the largest specialty footwear retailer in the Western Hemisphere, offering a vast array of style, brand and size selections at affordable prices for every member of the family. Founded in in 1956, today Payless serves millions of customers through our extensive global network of over 3,400 stores and an increasing eCommerce presence. We employ nearly 18,000 associates in over 40 countries worldwide and are committed to providing an inclusive work culture for all members of the Payless team.


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