Director, Strategic Sourcing

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We are the nation’s largest off-price retailer with over 2,000 stores, and a strong track record of success and growth. Our focus has always been bringing our customers a constant stream of high-quality brands and on-trend merchandise at extraordinary savings. All while providing a fun and exciting treasure hunt experience.
As part of our team, you will experience:

  • Success. Our winning team pursues excellence while learning and evolving
  • Career growth. We develop industry leading talent because Ross grows when our people grow
  • Teamwork. We work together to solve the hard problems and find the right solution
  • Our commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and our community. We celebrate the backgrounds, identities, and ideas of those who work and shop with us because our differences make us stronger. We strive to be a positive force in our community.

Our Corporate headquarters are in Dublin, CA, we have 3 buying offices in key markets in New York City, Los Angeles, and Boston, and 8 distribution centers nationwide. With 2023 revenues of $20.4 billion, we are a Fortune 500 company who is committed to providing an inclusive work environment with continuous learning opportunities and development for our teams.


Ross Stores, Inc. is the fast-growing off-price retailer that can't be missed. We're taking the off-price retail industry by storm by delivering the best branded bargains to our customers across the nation. You will be part of making that happen.

The Strategic Sourcing Director will be responsible for developing and executing key strategic sourcing projects to help Ross secure the best services and products at the most competitive cost. In addition to traditional strategic sourcing functions which include steps such as presentation writing, data analysis, baseline development, model building, RFP development, bid management, negotiations, offer analysis and scenario development, this role requires the Director to have an entrepreneurial mindset with the ability to identify and create opportunities to help the organization reduce and/or avoid cost while minimizing risk.

This role will also be involved in post-bid management, which includes activities such as supplier on-boarding, spend analysis and vendor management. The Director will lead a team tasked with managing multiple projects at the same time, as well as supporting ad-hoc sourcing inquiries.

Strong leadership, project management, and oral and written communication skills are key. This role will directly manage two strategic sourcing associates, but also interact with many Ross associates, including peers and senior leaders within the Finance, Store Operations, and Loss Prevention departments. The Director will also partner with a wide variety of vendors to facilitate strategic sourcing processes and support other cross-functional initiatives.

The base salary range for this role is $108,600 - $204,150. The base salary range is dependent on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, qualifications, relevant education, certifications, seniority, and location. The range listed is just one component of the total compensation package for employees. Other rewards vary by position and location.


Drive Strategic Sourcing Process Execution

• Create and implement mid-to-long term detailed sourcing strategic plans and category roadmaps

• Conduct detailed savings analysis and savings projections and synthesize into actionable recommendations

• Lead RFx (RFQ, RFP, RFI) processes from start to finish, for projects that vary in complexity, visibility, and priority

• Evaluate RFx responses (quantitatively and qualitatively)

• Conduct detailed market and vendor research and communicate these findings through meaningful research summaries

• Develop and manage complex short-and long-term project timelines including leading and managing internal and external teams

• Facilitate the development of award scenarios and recommendations for stakeholder evaluation, consideration and decision-making
Project Management

• Work with the leadership team to identify and strategically grow the Strategic Sourcing practice with an entrepreneurial mindset

• Present and communicate effectively with all levels of the organization including senior management

• Create and execute project work plans and successfully deliver on timelines and project goals and objectives

• Manage the Direct Imports program including multiple store fixtures categories. Interfacing with overseas suppliers in Asia and domestically in the USA is required.
Contract Development and Management

• Lead contract negotiations with internal and Legal stakeholders

• Assess contracts for potential sourcing project opportunities

• Draft contract terms
Ad-Hoc Analysis and Project Support

• Manage both planned and unplanned projects from stakeholders across the company

• Partner with business leaders to create project roadmaps and savings tracking documents

• Develop high quality, detailed PowerPoint presentations



• Building Effective Teams (for managers of People and/or Projects)

• Developing Talent (for managers of People)

• Collaboration


• Leading by Example

• Communicates Effectively

• Ensures Accountability and Execution

• Manages Conflict


• Business Acumen

• Plans, Aligns and Prioritizes

• Organizational Agility
With particular emphasis on the following specific position-related competencies:

• Analysis and Judgment

• Drives Results

• Leadership

• Problem Solving


• BA/BS in Business, Economics, Accounting or Engineering preferred. Advanced degree such as an MBA is a plus.

• Minimum 10 years strategic sourcing experience. Multi-category sourcing experience preferred, including sourcing of both products and services.

• Management consulting experience preferred; experience in retail is a plus.

• Strategic thinking and ability to influence on multiple levels of the organization.

• Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, especially in front of peers and executive audiences.

• Must have strong quantitative skills and a data driven approach to solving problems.

• Must pay very close attention to details and possess the drive to get things right with minimal supervision.

• Must be able to listen, understand, and communicate with associates at all levels of the company.

• Possess the ability to multi-task, prioritize, work independently and keep a high level of focus.

• Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills required.

• Contract writing and management experience preferred.

• Occasional international and domestic travel required with advanced notice given.


This role requires regular in-office presence, including to engage in in-person team interaction, meetings and collaboration, client support, mentoring, coaching, and/or feedback. This position requires the ability to use a computer, work as part of a team, and the ability to communicate with team members and others. However, this role can perform duties effectively using a combination of in-office and remote work. #LI-Hybrid


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This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management's discretion.

Ross is an equal employment opportunity employer. We consider individuals for employment or promotion according to their skills, abilities and experience. We believe that it is an essential part of the Company's overall commitment to attract, hire and develop a strong, talented and diverse workforce. Ross is committed to complying with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, physical, mental or developmental disability, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), veteran status, military status, marital or registered domestic partnership status, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, as well as any other category protected by federal, state or local laws.