Assortment Management Analyst (Analytics)

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GENERAL PURPOSE:

The Assortment Management Analyst (Analytics) provides high-level insights to Allocation partners to support business and department processes and strategies. Independently drives projects and provides recommendations to optimize inventory selection through complex analytics to support business needs. The Assortment Management Analyst (Analytics) will also help to centralize and streamline Allocation activities, and provide broad visibility to key data for AM leadership where needed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Assortment Analytics

• Collaborate and strategize with Allocation partners across Ross and dd's on business opportunities

• Identify and conduct high-level analytics to support business needs

• Global Business Strategies (including Buy Size and Top Door Assessments)

• Seasonal Strategies

• AM Processes

• Ad Hoc Requests

• Drive creation and implementation of tools and processes to support Allocation Business Teams to create optimal inventory mixes and effectively communicate with Merchant and Planning partners

• Collaborate with Allocation partners to provide centralized, high-level visibility to key data for department strategies

Essential Operations

• Drive assigned Analytics Team projects and analyses

• Ensure AM Analytics team tools are current and accurate

• Gather necessary information to support team initiatives through data mining activities

• Support allocation execution through accurate and timely use of system applications

COMPETENCIES:

• Listening

• Presentation Skills

• Written Communication

• Learning on the Fly

• Drive for Results

• Functional/Technical Skills

QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:

2+ years equivalent work experience preferred
MS Office knowledge required (or equivalent application suite), PowerPoint skills preferred
Advanced Excel Proficiency

• Complex functions/formulas

• Pivot Tables

• VBA/Macro-writing
Database and SQL experience preferred (MS Access, Oracle)

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

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.