Allocation Planner

Our values start with our people, join a team that values you!

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.


The Allocation Planner is responsible for a diverse range of assignments, projects, and analytics to support preseason and in-season allocation strategies and initiatives for their assigned Regions/Stores/Product areas. This role will evaluate overall sales performance and emerging trends to recommend action for in-month receipt management. The Analyst provides weekly visibility of current performance and trends to leadership. Additionally, the Analyst researches and responds to product level inventory concerns from stores.

The ideal candidate should demonstrate the ability to work independently to provide sound analytics, with the ability to draw and communicate conclusions and recommendations.

Allocation Planners work on projects and tasks where analysis of situations or data requires a review of diverse factors. Analysts must exercise judgment to determine appropriate action(s) to resolve a variety of issues and builds productive internal/external working relationships. In this role Analysts are developing their professional knowledge and expertise.
The base salary range for this role is $66,560 - $94,650. 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


Analytics of Sales, Inventory and Receipt Management

• Support end of month inventory plan achievement and strategic initiatives for assigned Regions/Stores/Product areas.

• Monitor region and store inventory position in relation to sales trends

• Research and respond to store inventory concerns

• Execute and maintain Excel based reports/tools

• Perform ad hoc analysis as needed

• Support on-boarding of concepts with peers


• Drive timely and effective communication with internal and external business partners to inform/recommend allocation strategies and results

• Provide weekly communication to Allocation leadership of results and inventory opportunities/risks, providing recommended action needed to support changing trends

• Communicate conclusions and recommendations in a clear, straight forward, and concise format to business partners



• Collaboration


• Leading by Example

• Communicates Effectively

• Ensures Accountability and Execution

• Manages Conflict


• Business Acumen

• Plans, Aligns and Prioritizes

• Organizational Agility

• Functional/Technical


• Bachelor's Degree, preferred

• 1-2 years equivalent work experience

• Intermediate proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

• Efficient verbal and written communication skills

• Retail Math

• Retail software experience, a plus (JDA or Other Allocation Software)


Job requires ability to work in an office environment, primarily on a computer.
Requires sitting, standing, walking, hearing, talking on the telephone, attending in-person meetings, typing, and working with paper/files, etc.
Consistent timeliness and regular attendance.
Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.
This role requires regular in-office presence, including to engage in in-person team interaction, meetings and collaboration, client support, and/or feedback. However, this role can perform duties effectively using a combination of in-office and remote work.

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.