Associate Merchandise Planner Job

Company: Ross Stores

Job Number: PL16003222

Location: New York, NY

Date Posted: 6-26-2017


About Ross Stores:
Ross Stores, Inc. is an S&P 500, Fortune 500 and Nasdaq 100 (ROST) Company headquartered in Dublin, California, with fiscal 2016 revenues of $12.9 billion. The Company operates Ross Dress for Less® (“Ross”), the largest off-price apparel and home fashion chain in the United States with 1,340 locations in 36 states, the District of Columbia and Guam. The Company also operates over 190 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.

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About this job:
Associate Planner will be responsible for planning, trending revisions, and OTB control from the classification level to the division level. Responsible for developing unit classification plans to support the open to ship allocation system. Partners with the Buying, Store Planning teams and Management to identify business opportunities/risks to sales/margin and make recommendations accordingly.

  • Responsible for developing seasonal business plans through partnership with buying group and analysis of historical data to forecast trends
  • Develop Pre-Season chain plans at the class level and In-Season forecasting of chain plans
  • Monitoring monthly performance to sales, inventory and margin targets
  • Manage weekly OTB
  • Performs independent analysis and recommends courses of action to drive profitable sales
  • Collaborates closely and builds trust among cross-functional partners to drive desired results
  • Responsible for presenting and calling out risks/opportunities to Management and Senior Merchants

Desired Skills and Qualifications:
  • Requires minimum of 2 years’ retail merchandise planning experience; prefer to have at least 1 yr. of managing OTB experience
  • Demonstrated decision-making ability
  • Ability to partner and influence cross-functional partners
  • Highly proficient in Excel
  • Highly effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills
  • Strong retail math skills
  • Knowledge of planning systems desirable, Arthur Planning is strongly desirable
  • 4-year college degree required

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