Associate Allocation Planner

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The Plan Achievement Associate Analyst is responsible for basic analysis over a diverse range of assignments, projects and analytics to support in-month allocations, end of month inventory plans and strategic initiatives. The Associate Analyst will support Regional Plan Achievement activities which include developing Sales Curves and In-Month Sales Trend assessments. Additionally, the Associate Analyst researches and responds to product level inventory concerns from stores.


Analytics of Inventory and Receipt Management

• Analyze and interpret reporting to validate inventory plan achievement and execution

• Support end of month inventory plan achievement through use of Weekly Sales Curves and IN-Month Trending for assigned Regions.

• Analyze historical sales performance

• Monitor region and store inventory position in relation to sales trends

• Research and respond to store callouts

• Perform ad hoc analysis as needed


• Drive timely and effective communication with Analysts/Managers on the team

• Provide weekly communication of results and inventory opportunities/risks, providing recommended action needed to support changing trends

• Communicate conclusions and recommendations in a clear, straight forward, and concise format to business partners


• Communication

• Analysis and Judgment

• Drive for Results

• Interpersonal and Team Effectiveness

• Analytics

• Customer Service


Bachelor's Degree or 1-2 years of related experience in Planning and/or Allocation
Solid MS Excel skills and mathematics foundation, formulas/functions (e.g., vlookup, etc.) is a plus
Solid Oral and Written communication


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 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.