Assistant Buyer Intern (Los Angeles)

Please Note:

Ross offers one Summer Intern track at our Los Angeles Buying Office: Assistant Buyer Intern.

About Ross Stores:

Ross Stores, Inc. is an S&P 500, Fortune 500 and Nasdaq 100 (ROST) Company headquartered in Dublin, California, with fiscal 2017 revenues of $14.1 billion. The Company operates Ross Dress for Less® (“Ross”), the largest off-price apparel and home fashion chain in the United States with over 1,409 locations in 37 states, the District of Columbia and Guam. The Company also operates 213 dd’s DISCOUNTS® in 16 states that feature a more moderately-priced assortment of first-quality, in-season, name brand apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions for the entire family at everyday savings.

The company’s merchandise mix and assortments are constantly evolving as merchants and planners focus on what customers want to buy and respond by delivering great discounts on a wider variety of name brand merchandise. With its solid management team, proven off-price concept, strong cash flow and return on equity, Ross is ideally positioned to successfully execute its growth strategies.

At Ross you will find:

· A career that fits you

· Teamwork

· Amazing culture and people

· Big company with a family feeling

· Customer focus

Are you ready for the next big move in your career? We look forward to hearing from you!

The culture demands hands-on, close engagement at all levels, and the ability to think and act strategically. Within this culture, there are many opportunities to attain and even exceed personal goals quickly while partnering with professionals across multiple categories. This creates a win-win culture with a rigorous standard of performance for everyone.

Structured for growth and profitability, individuals are measured on performance rather than process. What this yields is an environment that is invigorating and offers a clear, compelling reward system for the team.

ASSISTANT BUYER INTERN:

Responsibilities:

· Perform the administrative & operational functions supporting a designated buyer.

· Handle purchase order management and administration as well as processing markdowns. This includes writing orders, changes, cancellations and necessary follow-up (both internally and externally) to ensure key shipments are delivered and processed.

· Analyze and interpret key business issues as directed by supervisor including the monitoring of regional merchandise reports, Open-to-Buy monitoring, and stock analysis.

· Develop effective relationships with vendors. This includes appropriate level of interaction with vendors in terms of both problem resolution and follow-up.

· Demonstrate the ability to effectively utilize the merchandising systems and understand warehouse processes. Includes utilizing systems and preparation of reporting to allow for interpretation of the business.

· Demonstrate product knowledge through sharing information with buyer as a result of competitive shopping, shopping Ross Stores, and the market.


Desired Skills and Qualifications:


· Strong organizational skills

· Strong retail math skills

· Highly effective written and verbal communication

· Effective PC skills, with an emphasis on Excel

· Ability to problem solve

· Results oriented

· Sound analytical skills & judgment

· Ability to collaborate


Dates of Internship: Monday, June 3, 2019 – Friday, August 9, 2019

Must graduate between August 2019 – May 2020 and be available to work the full 10 weeks, Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

For those applicants applying for positions in Los Angeles, Ross will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance.

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