Assistant Sourcing Manager

Welcome to Ross Stores, Inc., where our differences make us stronger… At Ross and dd’s, inclusion is a way of life. We care about our Associates and the communities we serve and we value their differences. We are committed to building diverse teams and an inclusive culture. We respect and celebrate the diversity of backgrounds, identities, and ideas of those who work and shop with us. Come join us as we continue our diversity, equality and inclusion journey!

About Ross Stores, Inc.

Since 1982, our focus has been on bringing our customers a constant stream of high-quality brands and trends at extraordinary savings, while providing a fun and exciting treasure hunt experience. We believe in keeping things simple: no expensive signage, displays or fancy fixtures - to us, it's far more meaningful to pass greater savings on to our customers with on trend apparel, accessories, footwear, and home furnishings. With more than 1,800 stores, including Ross Dress for Less and dd's DISCOUNTS, we are the nation's largest off-price retail chain, and we continue to grow at a rate far outpacing traditional retail.

With corporate headquarters located in Dublin, CA, we have three buying offices positioned in key markets in New York City, Los Angeles, and Boston, as well as six state-of-the-art distribution centers across the country. With FY2019 revenues of $16 billion, we are a Fortune 500, S&P 500, and Nasdaq 100 Company, committed to offering an inclusive, safe and positive workplace. Come see what's in store.

As part of the Ross family you will experience:
  • A respectful culture embedded with collaborative partnerships and humility
  • Opportunities to give back to your community through national charities, local volunteer initiatives, and our Ross Cares Fund
  • A significant investment in your career through extensive onboarding programs, continuous learning opportunities, ongoing development and the opportunity to work with engaged and knowledgeable industry leaders

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About this opportunity ....

The Assistant Sourcing Manager provides sourcing and operational support on all aspects of the Product Life Cycle from development to delivery. Reporting to a Manager/Director of Sourcing, this role will be responsible for supporting Sourcing team to deliver product that is in line with the brand aesthetic, quality and value that meets the Merchant objectives. The expectation is to prepare the incumbent for promote-ability as future bench strength for the Associate Sourcing Manager position.

Essential Functions:
  • Supports operational functions within designated product categories by assisting the Sourcing team in the development of product from initial design concept to placement to production to shipment of an item
  • Supports Manager with the direction of product costing and learns components of cost breakdowns
  • Monitors milestone calendars to ensure that deadlines are met, issues are flagged, and updates to the team are timely
  • Establishes relationships with all internal and external business partners

Who you are ...
  • 1-2 years' experience within sourcing of the product life cycle
  • Bachelor's Degree or commensurate experience required
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong Retail Math Skills
  • Highly effective written and verbal communication
  • Strong analytical and PC skills, with an emphasis on spreadsheet applications

Perks and Benefits of joining our team....

Our Associates are at the heart of everything we do and we're proud to offer a range of benefits that reflect how much we value their contributions. Here's a peek into what you can expect as an eligible Ross Associate:
  • A broad range of affordable health insurance options*, 401(k) with employer match*, life insurance*
  • Ample PTO, paid holidays, and Summer Fridays, as well as the opportunity to purchase additional vacation*
  • Employee stock purchase plan*
  • Charitable donations matched by Ross Stores Foundation
  • Enhanced maternity and bonding leaves with 100% income replacement*
  • Parent support programs
  • And more....
  • * eligibility may vary based on level and tenure, subject to change