Analyst, Assortment Management - Ross

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The Assortment Analyst is a direct link to the bi-coastal Merchant and Planning Organization partnering on strategies that support the assortment vision. Assortment Analysts independently drives projects and provides recommendations to optimize inventory selection through complex analytics to support business needs. The Assortment Analyst will also be responsible for managing the accurate execution of assortment strategies using allocation system applications.


Assortment Strategy Analysis

• Collaborate and strategize with Merchant partners on business opportunities

• Identify and conduct high level analytics to support business needs
o Seasonal Strategies
o New Store Openings
o Business Events
o Ad Hoc requests

• Define and implement allocation approaches that result in an optimal inventory mix to improve the customer experience

• Participate in field visits to assess allocation results and identify assortment opportunities

Inventory Plan Analysis

• Collaborate with Planning partners to resolve issues that address plan achievement

• Identify issues impacting inventory plan achievement and develop recommendations for improvement

• Ensure New Stores achieve opening inventory targets

Essential Operations

• Manage and drive allocation automation to support timely receipt processing

• Ensure allocation department tools are current and accurate

• Validate automated allocation approaches

• Support allocation execution through accurate and timely use of system applications


• Collaboration

• Communicates Effectively

• Leading By Example

• Ensures Accountability & Execution

• Manages Conflict

• Plans, Aligns and Prioritizes


College degree preferred
2+ years equivalent work experience preferred
Outlook & Word knowledge required (or equivalent application suite) & PowerPoint preferred
Intermediate Excel

• Worksheet Formatting/Function- conditional format, V-lookup

• Retail Math Formulas
Retail software experience a plus (JDA or SAP/Oracle)


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, mentoring, coaching, 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.

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