Buying Analyst

Welcome to Ross Stores, Inc., where our differences make us stronger… At Ross and dd’s, inclusion is a way of life. We care about our Associates and the communities we serve and we value their differences. We are committed to building diverse teams and an inclusive culture. We respect and celebrate the diversity of backgrounds, identities, and ideas of those who work and shop with us. Come join us as we continue our diversity, equality and inclusion journey!

Buying Analyst

Who is Ross Stores?

Since 1982, our focus has been on bringing our customers a constant stream of high quality brands and trends at extraordinary savings, while providing a fun and exciting treasure hunt experience. We believe in keeping things simple: no expensive signage, displays or fancy fixtures - to us, it's far more meaningful to pass greater savings on to our customers with on trend apparel, accessories, footwear, and home furnishings. With more than 1,800 stores, including Ross Dress for Less and dd's DISCOUNTS, we are the nation's largest off-price retail chain, and we continue to grow at a rate far outpacing traditional retail.

With corporate headquarters located in Dublin, CA, we have three buying offices positioned in key markets in New York City, Los Angeles, and Boston, as well as six state-of-the-art distribution centers across the country. With FY2019 revenues of $16 billion, we are a Fortune 500, S&P 500, and Nasdaq 100 Company, committed to offering an inclusive, safe and positive workplace. Come see what's in store.

As part of the Ross family you will experience:
  • A respectful culture embedded with collaborative partnerships and humility
  • Opportunities to give back to your community through national charities, local volunteer initiatives, and our Ross Cares Fund
  • A significant investment in your career through extensive onboarding programs, continuous learning opportunities, ongoing development and the opportunity to work with engaged and knowledgeable industry leaders

What Ross Stores Offers You:
  • A large investment in Associates through extensive onboarding programs and continuous learning opportunities
  • A focus on growing and promoting internal talent
  • A big company with a family feeling
  • A hands on leadership team with close engagement at all levels
  • A culture embedded with teamwork and humility
  • An opportunity to give back to your community
  • And did we mention... Summer Fridays and holiday closure!

What is an Alternate Supply Assistant at Ross?

The Alternate Supply Assistant is responsible for assisting the Alternate Supply Buyer in advancing the business while developing merchant skills, learning key business processes, as well as providing analytical and operational support to assigned Buyer.

What you would do?
  • Performs basic administrative and operational functions supporting a designated Buyer. Facilitates purchase order management and administration including writing orders, changes, and cancellations, as well as the processing of markdowns.
  • Follows up with external vendors to ensure key shipments are delivered and processed (i.e. how goods are packed and shipped.)
  • Provides detailed analysis and interpretation of key business data and reporting as directed by Buyer including the monitoring of key merchandise reports, stock analysis and other ad hoc analyses.
  • Develops effective relationships with vendors and appropriately interacts with them to follow up on open business issues, as directed by Buyer.
  • Begins to effectively utilize the merchandising systems and understand warehouse processes. This includes utilizing systems to prepare reports to allow Buyer to be able to interpret the business.
  • Keeps knowledge of competitors and pricing through a mix of research and competitive shopping.
  • Develops product knowledge and demonstrates initiative to suggest new resources and opportunities.
  • Ensures timely delivery of merchandise through communication with Buyer, merchant teams, and external vendors.
  • Follows communicated policies and procedures and adheres to purchase order management policies.
  • Demonstrates basic knowledge of packaway strategy, understanding the concept of budgeting and release of packaway merchandise.
  • Supports Buyers in preparation of key business meetings (i.e. vendor appointments, assortment planning).

What you bring to the table:
  • A passion for product!
  • A desire to learn, grow and engage
  • An understanding and prior use of retail math
  • A team player attitude
  • A drive for results

Why you are qualified:
  • You are proficient in Excel
  • You have a Bachelor's degree
  • You are organized and pay attention to detail
  • You are a strong communicator

Ross will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance.