Assistant Merchandise Planner Intern Job

Company: Ross Stores

Job Number: 16004367

Location: New York, NY

Date Posted: 1-18-2017

About Ross Stores:

Ross Stores, Inc. is an S&P 500, Fortune 500 and Nasdaq 100 (ROST) Company headquartered in Dublin, California, with fiscal 2015 revenues of $11.9 billion. The Company operates Ross Dress for Less® (“Ross”), the largest off-price apparel and home fashion chain in the United States with over 1,270 locations in 34 states, the District of Columbia and Guam. The Company also operates over 170 dd’s DISCOUNTS® locations in 15 states that feature a more moderately-priced assortment of first-quality, in-season, name brand apparel, accessories, footwear and home fashions for the entire family at everyday savings.

The company’s merchandise mix and assortments are constantly evolving as merchants and planners focus on what customers want to buy and respond by delivering great discounts on a wider variety of name brand merchandise. With its solid management team, proven off-price concept, strong cash flow and return on equity, Ross is ideally positioned to successfully execute its growth strategies.

At Ross you will find:

  • A career that fits you
  • Teamwork
  • 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 engagement at all levels, and the ability to think and act strategically. Within this culture, there are many opportunities to attain and even exceed personal goals quickly while partnering with professionals across multiple categories. This creates a win-win culture with a rigorous standard of performance for everyone.

Structured for growth and profitability, individuals are measured on performance rather than process. What this yields is an environment that is invigorating and offers a clear, compelling reward system for the team.

Additional information is available at:


  • Develop regional product strategies and review with Manager
  • Review in-season system generated forecast recommendations and determining which recommendations to accept/reject based on current business performance (e.g. Markdown and inventory turn) and expected future business conditions (e.g. supply constraints and predicted weather anomalies)
  • Conduct a regional 3-D review across products to develop future region plans and flow recommendations. Support new regional strategies (i.e. Warm-Weather initiatives and Limited door analyses)
  • Present recommendations to Manager for approval
  • Exposure to chain side planning

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • Strong retail math skills
  • Highly effective written and verbal communication
  • Strong analytical and PC skills, with an emphasis on spreadsheet applications (MS Excel)
  • Desire to work as an Assistant Merchandise Planner upon graduation
  • Business Acumen
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Results Orientation
  • Analysis & Judgment
  • Collaboration

Ross is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to the hiring, acceptance and appreciation of every individual. FULL STATEMENT.

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Ross is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to the hiring, acceptance and appreciation of every individual. FULL STATEMENT