Analyst, Assortment Management

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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.

The Assortment Analyst supports their manager in partnering with both merchants and planning to help shape strategies that contribute to the assortment vision. Through analytics, the Assortment Analyst works both independently and collaboratively to drive projects and provide recommendations that can optimize sales, inventory & assortment results. The Assortment Analyst will also be responsible for managing the accurate execution of assortment strategies using allocation system applications. This includes overseeing the standard allocation approach, maintaining the minimum and maximum allocation quantities, new hierarchy set up, and trouble-shooting as needed.

Analysts 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


Assortment Strategy Analysis

• Complete the discovery to collaborate and strategize with Merchant partners on business and assortment opportunities

• Identify and conduct high level analytics to support business needs

• Seasonal Strategies

• Business Events

• 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

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

• 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)

• Ability to independently analyze data sets to solve problems and summarize recommendations

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.