Allocation Analyst Job

Job Title: Allocation Analyst
Department: Merchandise Planning & Allocation

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 over 10,000 associates.  The Company’s stock is traded on the NYSE under the symbol “CATO”.

As an Allocation Analyst, you will be trained to evaluate store performance and allocate merchandise according to monthly allocation strategies and assortment plans.  This position works closely with merchandising and store operations to maximize sales and profitability.

Qualified applicants will possess strong analytical, organizational and communication skills, one year retail experience, retail management experience preferred and working knowledge of Microsoft Office products.  Prior experience with JDA Allocation and RDW software is a plus.  A Bachelor’s degree in Business, Math or Fashion Retailing is preferred.

For consideration, please submit your resume and salary requirements to: The Cato Corporation, PO Box 34216, Charlotte, NC  28216, fax to (704) 551-7246, or email

EOE/Drug Testing


8100 Denmark Road
Charlotte, NC 28273-5975
Attn: Recruitment

(704) 551-7246

For our online employment application, click here. If you are interested in working in a Cato, Versona, It's Fashion, or It's Fashion Metro store, fill out the online employment application and take the completed form to the store. To find the store nearest you, please click on the Store Locator.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Drug-free workplace
You must be at least 18 years of age to be employed by the company.