Associate Allocation Analyst


Ross Allocation is a fast-paced, dynamic work environment, where you can learn and grow while contributing to the success of the business. The Allocation Department is responsible for ensuring that all 1300 Ross & dd's stores reflect the "treasure hunt" philosophy that they are known for. Associate Assortment Analysts are responsible for a specific merchandise segment for all stores.

The Associate Analyst is responsible for conducting basic analysis as directed to support diverse business needs. In addition, the Associate Assortment Analyst is responsible for the execution of essential operations using allocation system applications.

The Associate Analyst will interpret various reports to identify opportunities that support allocation objectives.


Assortment Strategy

  • Execute key merchant strategies as directed by Assortment Management Team
    • Seasonal Strategies
    • New Store Builds
    • Business/Holiday Events
    • Specialized allocations
  • Analyze and interpret reporting to validate plan achievement & assortment execution
  • Participate in field visits to assess allocation results and identify assortment opportunities
  • Compile and format basic recaps to measure assortment strategies

Inventory Plan Analysis

  • Identify issues impacting inventory plan achievement and partner with manager for resolution
  • Ensure New Stores achieve opening inventory targets
  • Research SKU/Product level store callouts as directed
Essential Operations
  • Ensure allocation department tools are current & accurate
  • Prepare standard reports to support team business needs
  • Validate automated allocation approaches
  • Support allocation execution through accurate and timely use of system applications


  • Approachability
  • Learning on the Fly
  • Business Acumen
  • Organizing
  • Communication
  • Planning
  • Composure
  • Priority Setting
  • Creativity
  • Problem Solving
  • Customer Focus
  • Process Management
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Self-Development
  • Drive for Results
  • Time Management
  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Timely Decision Making
  • Humble
  • Integrity and Trust


  • 1 year retail experience
  • College Degree preferred
  • Foundational knowledge of Micro Soft Suite
    • Basic Excel


  • No unusual physical requirements. Requires no heavy lifting, and nearly all work is performed in a comfortable indoor facility.
  • 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.


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.