Newell Brands Allocations Analyst - The Coleman Company, Outdoor and Recreation in Wichita, Kansas

TITLE: Allocation Analyst


REPORTS TO: Director, Customer Care


The Allocation Analyst is responsible for allocation of all short-supply inventory between global customer orders to achieve timely and complete customer deliveries. The Allocation Analyst manages and maintains the records for product succession to eliminate sales order disruption. The Allocation Analyst is responsible for the creation and distribution of reporting to senior management on demand status and service level performance.


  • Manage product allocation of global customer sales demand to achieve optimum customer satisfaction by determining proper allocation quantities by customer, by SKU using forecast data which includes the need to have a working knowledge of customer compliance policies, customer fill-rates and penalties.

  • Identify potential inventory shortages by analyzing available information. When shortages are identified, determine the appropriate inventory allocation that will ensure the highest customer fill-rated and on-time shipment while striving to reduce or avoid any potential penalties. Allocation responsibilities include review of domestic and international orders.

  • Analyze forecast vs. demand and other internal reports to identify the point at which product demand will exceed supply. Coordinate with the appropriate departments to determine what action should be taken when supply is insufficient.

  • Communicate, in a proactive manner, product backorder status with Customer Services, S&OP, and Sales to determine the most beneficial distribution of available product to customers.

  • Remain current on rolling production changes, discontinues items and model changes. Systematically maintain product substitution records with data to eliminate order delays and manual order adjustment.

  • Direct Customer and Consumer Services to change orders containing discontinued or rolling change products by analyzing current backorders and providing detailed reports of open orders with update directives.

  • Assist Distribution as needed with the management of maintaining adequate inventory levels at each of the Company’s physical warehouses.

  • Determine the need to systematically maintain records of inventory placed on hold to reserve for future consumption. Audit product reserves to determine the appropriate time to release the hold if demand does not consume the stock within a reasonable period of time.

  • Determine the need and systematically maintain records of product inclusions and exclusions to restrict product consumption/shipments by certain customers, to certain states or from certain warehouses.

  • Identify the demand for materials between warehouses and execute the systematic transfer of such materials to physically move products between distribution centers while ensuring cost effective movements.

  • In addition to allocation reporting, creates, reviews and distributes daily reports, including but not limited to order cancellations, inbound container hot lists to support demand, overview of total order status, overview of total shipping status, CSR order changes required, and global service level metrics.

  • Establish and maintain effective work relationships within the department, the Corporation and the community; and maintains the professional competence, knowledge and skill necessary for the satisfactory performance of all assigned responsibilities.

Supervise Others: No

Expected Travel: None


  • An Associate’s Degree in Business or related field.

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in Customer Service, Inventory Management, logistics or equivalent combination.

  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills, the ability to multi-task with a high-volume workload and the ability to meet deadlines.

  • Strong MS Office skills including advanced proficiency with Excel


  • A Bachelor’s Degree or higher.

  • Experience with SAP

About The ColemanCompany – a Newell Brands Subsidiary:

Brands of Everyday Life

Coleman, the number one brand in outdoor recreation products, is a dynamic, market-facing company known worldwide for outdoor recreation products that are simple, fun, and reliable. Coleman has been fostering the connections made between family and friends through outdoor activity for over 116 years, and we continue to push for innovation and integrity as new and exciting products are developed.

As a global company with offices worldwide Coleman practices operational excellence in everything we do, constantly looking to optimize worldwide logistics and move towards a global operations model that maximizes performance and customer satisfaction. Coleman Team Members have the chance to make a real impact in their careers and in our communities. With access to a vast network of resources. The opportunity for growth is here for those with the vision and the drive to be number one. To learn more about Coleman and our products visit our website at at

Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL ) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, EXPO, Parker, Elmers, Coleman, Jostens, Marmot, Rawlings, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert and Yankee Candle. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play .

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