Company: Ross Stores
Job Number: 16004452
Location: New York, NY
Date Posted: 5-24-2017
SUMMER INTERN-Assistant Buyer
About Ross Stores:
Ross Stores, Inc. is an S&P 500, Fortune500 and Nasdaq 100 (ROST) Company headquartered in Dublin, California, withfiscal 2016 revenues of $12.9 billion. The Company operates Ross Dressfor Less® (“Ross”), the largest off-price apparel and home fashion chain in theUnited States with 1,340 locations in 36 states, the District of Columbia andGuam. The Company also operates over 190 dd’s DISCOUNTS® locations in 15 statesthat feature a more moderately-priced assortment of first-quality, in-season,name brand apparel, accessories, footwear and home fashions for the entirefamily at everyday savings.
The company’s merchandise mix and assortmentsare constantly evolving as merchants and planners focus on what customers wantto buy and respond by delivering great discounts on a wider variety of namebrand merchandise. With its solidmanagement team, proven off-price concept, strong cash flow and return onequity, Ross is ideally positioned to successfully execute its growthstrategies.
At Ross you will find:
· A career that fits you
· Amazing culture and people
· Big company with a family feeling
· Customer focus
Are you ready for the next big move in your career? We look forward to hearing from you!
The culture demands hands-on, close engagementat all levels, and the ability to think and act strategically. Within thisculture, there are many opportunities to attain and even exceed personal goalsquickly while partnering with professionals across multiple categories. This creates a win-win culture with a rigorous standard of performance foreveryone.
Structured for growth and profitability,individuals are measured on performance rather than process. What thisyields is an environment that is invigorating and offers a clear, compellingreward system for the team.
Perform the administrative & operational functions supporting a designated buyer.
Handle purchase order management and administration as well as processing markdowns. This includes writing orders, changes, cancellations and necessary follow-up (both internally and externally) to ensure key shipments are delivered and processed.
Analyze and interpret key business issues as directed by supervisor including the monitoring of regional merchandise reports, Open-to-Buy monitoring, and stock analysis.
Develop effective relationships with vendors. This includes appropriate level of interaction with vendors in terms of both problem resolution and follow-up.
Demonstrate the ability to effectively utilize the merchandising systems and understand warehouse processes. Includes utilizing systems and preparation of reporting to allow for interpretation of the business.
Demonstrate product knowledge through sharing information with buyer as a result of competitive shopping, shopping Ross Stores, and the market.
Desired Skills andQualifications:
Strong organizational skills
Strong retail math skills
Highly effective written and verbal communication
Strong analytical and PC skills, with an emphasis on spreadsheetapplications
Desire to work as an Assistant Buyer upon Graduation
Analysis & Judgment
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Ross really puts emphasis on its employees, and they want the company to grow from within. Teamwork is emphasized and facilitated. Employees also feel supported here. I really love the people I work with, and like that I am constantly challenged to learn new things. This helps me to look at things in a new way. I also appreciate the emphasis my manager puts on my professional development.
Associate Merchandise Control Analyst
Ross offers individuals the opportunity to learn about the off-price business from the ground up. For example, I started as an analyst, and now I am a senior director. Your point of view is considered as you work with different merchants. If you’re analytical, energetic, inquisitive, motivated, passionate and team-oriented, you’ll be a perfect fit for the merchandising team.
Senior Director, Merchandise Control
I started at Ross right out of college with a degree in Fashion Merchandising. Ross had a wonderful training program that helped me transition into my first role. My progress would not have been as successful without managers who make sure I am learning and developing to my fullest potential. I have had a great experience at Ross and see myself continuing to grow within the company.
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As a Buyer, my primary focus is to find product with those great values that ensure our customer will come back, which is so important. I was brought into the company as an Assistant Buyer and groomed to become a Senior Assistant Buyer within nine months. Eventually, I was able to further develop my skills, enabling me to take over an entire department as a Buyer.
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