Position Overview

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, the District of Colombia and Guam. You will be a part of making that happen.

As the frontline of the Allocation department, you will be paramount to our business as you execute assortment strategies and support our distribution center’s daily production goals across Ross and dd’s Discounts. In a typical week, you will leverage tools such as Excel and our Allocation software to execute seasonal strategies and new store inventory plans with our Assortment Management team. You may also review assortment needs and then perform any specialized allocations, such as ensuring our Bay Area locations get Golden State t-shirts during playoff season. Your strong sense of judgment will grant you the ability to identify issues early on and offer resolutions.

Responsibilities and Performance Profile

  • Support the Allocation Department. Work in collaboration with your manager and the Assortment Management team to execute seasonal strategies, new store builds, specialized allocations, and the manual flow of products using Allocation software.
  • Know Your Business. Flex your eye for detail by identifying post-receipt data and determining which product allocations should be adjusted. Look out for any errors or missing information needed to execute inventory plans. Quickly and efficiently escalate urgent errors or requests for clarification to business partners.
  • Develop Your Excel Skills. Through guided training and support, learn how to use MS Excel to manage large amounts of data and assortment execution.
  • Communicate Effectively. You not only have an analytical mindset, but you also know how to communicate to all levels both verbally and in written formats.
  • Have a Customer Mindset. Remain dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers. Keep them in mind at all times.
  • Stay Ready For Change. Move seamlessly between projects, adapting quickly to sudden changes in priorities and remaining calm during peak seasons.

About Our Team

We’re a team of highly-motivated and data driven individuals with a commitment to growth and excellence. When you join our team, you’re joining a family that emphasizes career development and advancement. We offer robust training to every new member, provide you with new opportunities to share your knowledge with others, and we work hard to build and maintain an inclusive environment for Associates entering Ross at any stage of their career.

If this sounds like the place for you, we encourage you to apply!


  • No direct work experience in allocation or assortment is required, but a willingness to learn and conduct data analysis within a fast-growing retailer is a must.
  • Associates degree preferred, High School degree required.
  • Basic skillset in MS Excel.
  • Ability to work cross functionally with high attention to detail.
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills.
  • A personal drive for results and executing responsibilities on time.

  • 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.
  • Routine deadlines; usually sufficient lead time; variance in work volume seasonal and predictable; priorities can be anticipated; some interruptions are present; travel or other inconveniences have advance notice; involves occasional exposure to demands and pressures from persons other than immediate supervisor.


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.