Associate Strategy Analyst

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GENERAL PURPOSE:

The Associate Strategy Analyst will play a key role in addressing significant challenges in how we continue to support our bargain strategy. The Associate Strategy Analyst will report to the Strategy Manager and will be part of a team that is comprised of alumni from top consulting firms (BCG, McKinsey and others).The Associate Strategy Analyst will gain exposure to multiple areas of the business and should expect to interact frequently with key operators as well as other strategy team members in Dublin and New York, and support the presentation of findings to the top executives of the company (including the CEO, COO, Chief Merchants and EVP Planning).

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Perform practical, action oriented, & comprehensive data analysis in support of Strategic business initiatives

• Conduct analysis - including pulling data, building models and analyzing financial, operational or statistical data - to support key strategic priorities for the Company (working in conjunction with Strategy team members and other key senior executives)

• Develop compelling materials to communicate results of analysis and key insights internally and externally (e.g. Board meetings, Buyer meetings, Operating Committee meetings, Strategic off-sites, etc.)

Analyze business problems and problem solve solutions with strategy team and key stakeholders

• Learn and understand the off-price business and diagnose key business problems. Create hypotheses on how to solve critical business ideas and prove them with rigorous data analytics.

Support key cross-functional initiatives

• Collaborate with other departments to conduct analyses for key executive-level priorities (e.g. new store format improvement, roll-out strategy for new business opportunities). This will require working closely with store operations, DCs and other areas of the business.

Drive customer insights across formats

• Conduct and analyze quantitative and qualitative consumer research to provide insight on customer attitude and behavior to drive strategies for the company and for individual businesses.

COMPETENCIES:

• Analysis and Judgment

• Drive for Results

• Foundational Business Acumen

• Influence

• Collaboration

• Teamwork

• Communication

• Technical / Functional competence

QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:

• Top-tier undergraduate college degree, preferably with analytical or business background

• Demonstrated relevant experience

• Outstanding analytical ability: Must have a data driven approach to solving problems. Requires very strong quantitative skills and a good sense of how to dissect problems.

• Must be able to set priorities while conducting analysis to quickly arrive at an actionable solution.

• Detail-oriented approach: Must have very close attention to details and the drive to get things right.

• Teamwork/Communication: Needs to be able to build effective working relationships within and outside the Strategy team. Must be able to listen, understand, and communicate with others throughout the company at various levels.

• Strong fundamental technical skills - must be Excel and PowerPoint proficient, strong knowledge of SPSS or other statistical databases is preferred.

• Clear understanding of basic financial, statistical and economic concepts.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ADA:

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, client support, mentoring, coaching, and/or feedback. However, this role can perform duties effectively using a combination of in-office and remote work.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

None

DISCLAIMER:

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.