Buying Analyst


About Ross Stores, Inc.

Welcome to Ross Stores, Inc. 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.

At Ross you will find an organization that invites you to be your authentic self. 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

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About this opportunity ….
The Buying Analyst 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.


  • 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).

Who you are

  • You have a passion for product!
  • You have a desire to learn, grow and engage
  • You have an understanding and prior use of retail math
  • You have a team player attitude
  • You have a drive for results
  • You are proficient in Excel
  • You have a Bachelor’s degree (required)
  • You are organized and pay attention to detail
  • You are a strong communicator

Perks and Benefits of joining our team….

Our Associates are at the heart of everything we do and we're proud to offer a range of benefits that reflect how much we value their contributions. Here's a peek into what you can expect as an eligible Ross Associate:

  • A broad range of affordable health insurance options*, 401(k) with employer match*, life insurance*
  • Ample PTO, paid holidays, and Summer Fridays, as well as the opportunity to purchase additional vacation*
  • Employee stock purchase plan*
  • Charitable donations matched by Ross Stores Foundation
  • Enhanced maternity and bonding leaves with 100% income replacement*
  • Parent support programs
  • And more....

* eligibility may vary based on level and tenure, subject to change

At Ross & dd’s we care about our Associates and the communities we serve. We are committed to building diverse teams and an inclusive culture that respects, values and celebrates the diversity of backgrounds, identities, and ideas of those who work and shop with us.