Analyst, Production Planning

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The Analyst, Production Planning position has responsibility for the planning and preparation of Supply Chain operating plans, including near term production scheduling and long-range projecting. The Production Planning team will serve as the operating conduit between Supply Chain Operations and the Merchant Planning team. The Analyst will work with Merchant Planning to model inbound / outbound targets and will partner with Supply Chain Operations to balance capacity and demand. This role will monitor goal vs actual reporting and review capacity plans to support peak planning.


• Develop weekly unit targets in partnership with DC operations to ensure targets are set appropriately considering the make-up of the freight available to work. 25% OF TIME

• Oversee daily and weekly reporting on production, volume forecasts and distribution workload. 20% OF TIME

• Manage cross-functional communication and alignment of priority / issue resolution. Interface with cross-functional partners when plans are lagging to research and develop mitigation strategies. 20% OF TIME

• Model and analyze peak volumes to understand potential constraints and support mitigation strategies to address distribution capacity constraints. Partner with Supply Chain operations to evaluate peak plans and gather alignment on overall operating strategy. 20% OF TIME

• Conduct ad hoc analysis as required. 15% OF TIME


• Analysis & Judgment

• Attention to Detail

• Business Acumen

• Planning and Organizing

• Communication

• Drive Results

• Process Improvement

• Teamwork / Collaboration


• Strong analytical and conceptual ability

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

• Must be able to multi-task and manage multiple assignments and priorities

• System savvy

• Advanced spreadsheet skills (Excel / PowerPoint)

• Retail or consumer products experience a plus

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.

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.
Job frequently requires sitting, handling objects with hands.
Job occasionally requires standing, walking, reaching, talking, hearing, and lifting up to 10 pounds.
Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically. #LI-Hybrid


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.