Associate Analyst, Assortment Management

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We are the nation’s largest off-price retailer with over 2,000 stores, and a strong track record of success and growth. Our focus has always been bringing our customers a constant stream of high-quality brands and on-trend merchandise at extraordinary savings. All while providing a fun and exciting treasure hunt experience.
As part of our team, you will experience:

  • Success. Our winning team pursues excellence while learning and evolving
  • Career growth. We develop industry leading talent because Ross grows when our people grow
  • Teamwork. We work together to solve the hard problems and find the right solution
  • Our commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and our community. We celebrate the backgrounds, identities, and ideas of those who work and shop with us because our differences make us stronger. We strive to be a positive force in our community.

Our Corporate headquarters are in Dublin, CA, we have 3 buying offices in key markets in New York City, Los Angeles, and Boston, and 8 distribution centers nationwide. With 2023 revenues of $20.4 billion, we are a Fortune 500 company who is committed to providing an inclusive work environment with continuous learning opportunities and development for our teams.


Associate Assortment Analysts are responsible for a specific merchandise segment for all stores. The Associate Assortment Analyst is responsible for conducting basic analysis, as directed, to support diverse business needs. They ensure the accurate execution of assortment strategies within their business area using allocation system applications and escalate issues to their manager. The Associate Analyst will interpret various reports to identify opportunities that support allocation objectives.

Associate Analysts apply established policies and procedures to complete tasks and resolve issues. They follow organizational best practices in analyzing situations or data and build stable working relationships within Allocation. Associate Analysts are collaborative team members who are accountable for the execution of essential Allocation operations. In this role Associate Analysts are building their foundational skills.

The base salary range for this role is $66,560 - $ 76,050. The base salary range is dependent on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, qualifications, relevant education, certifications, seniority, and location. The range listed is just one component of the total compensation package for employees. Other rewards vary by position and location.

  • Assortment Strategy
    • Compile and format basic recaps to measure assortment strategies
    • Execute key merchant strategies as directed by the Manager or Sr. Analyst
      o Seasonal Strategies
      o Business Events
      o Ad Hoc Request
    • Analyze and interpret reporting with assistance to validate assortment execution
    • Participate in store visits to assess allocation results and identify assortment opportunities
  • Inventory Plan Analysis
    • Identify issues impacting inventory plan achievement and partner with manager for resolution
      Assist with trouble shooting store call outs as directed by Manager or Sr Analyst
  • Essential Operations
    • Ensure allocation department tools are current & accurate
    • Prepare standard reports to support team business needs
    • Validate automated allocation approach and allocation levers are set up as instructed


• Collaboration


• Leading by Example

• Communicates Effectively

• Ensures Accountability and Execution

• Manages Conflict


• Business Acumen

• Plans, Aligns and Prioritizes

• Organizational Agility

• Functional/Technical

  • Bachelor's Degree, or 1+ years of relevant work experience
  • Basic proficiency in MS Office (Word, Outlook, Excel) or equivalent application suite
  • Excel: Basic formatting using format cells drop down box, format text, saving, and basic formulas (sum, add, subtract, divide)
  • Basic retail math
  • Solid communication skills


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 role requires regular in-office presence, including to engage in in-person team interaction, meetings and collaboration, and/or feedback. However, this role can perform duties effectively using a combination of in-office and remote work.



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.