Corporate Intern - Store Operations

GENERAL PURPOSE:

As a Corporate Intern at Ross you will have the opportunity to experience the world of off-price retail and be a part of a growing Fortune 500 company. This position is based in Dublin, California at our corporate headquarters. This internship prepares students for a potential career in retail, allowing you a real-world perspective on a career at Ross. Interns will gain insight into the objectives of their department and the daily responsibilities of an analyst at Ross.

The ideal Intern candidate for the Store Operation Department will have experience with data analysis, strong verbal and written communications and project planning within a team environment.

The Store Operations intern will have an opportunity to work and learn how business partners use MerchLogix, from analysts to executives across operations teams. Build customized dashboards so team can pull information quickly and make data based decisions. Improve data visualization techniques for field leadership with ability to access on the go. Gather and make recommendations for optimizing workflow from leadership team.

Possible projects include subjects such as:

  • Work with business and product teams to anticipate analytics needs and answer business questions
  • Design and implement data structures and analyses that drive actionable insights for new features and initiatives
  • Analyze, forecast, and build reporting for key performance metrics
  • Effectively present and communicate analysis to the company in order to drive business decisions
  • Act as the business and data analyst that liaisons between business units and the project team
  • Document business and functional requirements to cater towards short term and long term management reporting, regulatory reporting, dashboards and analytical needs of the business units
  • Performing data analysis and design activities at the operational and organizational level to build a single source of truth (central repository) for loan originations
  • Ability to look and think outside the box to identify solutions that furthers the initiative and/or improves the effectiveness of the data usage for analytics and reporting
These projects will give the Intern exposure to multiple areas of the business, interaction with Senior Leadership, project management experience, building and defining processes, investigation loss, identifying shortage exposures and the opportunity to learn best process implementation.

INTERN PROGRAM OUTLINE:

The Ross Intern program is a 10-week full-time program (40 hours per week) for college level Juniors, starting in early June ending mid-August. The Intern Program will cover training on project related responsibilities, ownership of a department related project as well as exposure to senior leadership and other departments within Ross corporate.

The main component of the internship will be to analyze a business project within your department while participating in daily department activities. Interns will be expected to present a final project analysis and presentation to senior management and fellow interns.

COMPETENCIES:
  • Drive for Results
  • Organizing
  • Learning on the Fly
  • Business Acumen Initiative
  • Written Communication
  • Comfort Around Higher Management
  • Planning
  • Customer Service
QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:
  • Must currently be enrolled in 4-year college degree program; must currently be in Junior standing with expected graduation between December 2019 and August 2020
  • Ability to demonstrate use of PowerPoint skills
  • Strong analytical skills with spreadsheet applications
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in one or more visualization tools
  • Excellent organizational skills and detail-oriented
  • Maintains confidentiality concerning all information and projects
  • Proven ability to make good decisions under pressure
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas as simple, easy to understand concepts; ability to present effectively to both business and technical audiences at all levels of the organization
  • Self-motivated individual who can be successful in a fast-paced environment, with minimal supervision
  • Retail experience is a plus, but not necessary
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ADA:
  • Requirements: Consistent timeliness and regular attendance. Job requires ability to work in an office environment.
  • Occasional Requirements: Job occasionally requires bending, kneeling, reaching, and lifting up to 10 pounds.
  • May also require occasional driving and/or traveling overnight for business functions or site visits.
  • Vision Requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.
  • Requires sitting (up to 8 hours a day), standing, walking, hearing, talking on the telephone, attending in-person meetings, typing, and working with paper/files, etc.
DISCLAIMER:

This position 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.

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