Creative Project Coordinator (Traffic Specialist)


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…

A Traffic Specialist at Ross is similar to a Project Coordinator. You will oversee packaging and creative design projects to ensure on-time delivery of private brand and packaged product.


  • Review workload management tools daily and weekly, set priorities for packaging team
  • Communicate weekly project workload priorities and ETAs to internal clients (Merchants)
  • Lead weekly workload meetings with Design, cross-functional teams and photo studio teams to communicate project status and time and action
  • Organize workload daily; Anticipate challenges to project execution and generate solutions or workarounds to hit deadlines
  • Track, analyze and forecast creative project count; use data on business peaks and valleys to propose solutions to flex creative team resources
  • Maintain open communication channels with creative team on workload, priorities and calendar, on a daily basis
  • Proactively communicate design impacts to production, deadline shifts or other implications to cross-functional teams
  • Regularly correspond with overseas teams to communicate time and action, status of assets for design and proofs/samples for approval
  • Maintain calendar and schedule milestone meetings for Packaging and cross-functional teams
  • Obtain and organize all packaging related assets (i.e. follow up on, obtain and save assets for packaging design die –lines, photography)
  • Maintain updated packaging artwork and photography libraries
  • Own maintenance and accuracy of workload tracking tools
  • Schedule shoots across all product areas
  • Communicate timelines to photo studio and cross-functional teams
  • Follow up on samples for photography, ensure they are sent to photo studio in a timely manner
  • Track completion of photography activities in the workload tracking tool
  • Download and save all photography for creative teams
  • Manage and process photo studio and stock photography invoices

Who you are…

  • You must be creative minded while overseeing and developing time-frames for multiple projects And have a minimum 3-5 years of direct project management experience at a large retail or wholesale company or creative firm
  • You must have a Bachelor’s degree and be proficient in Microsoft office, strong excel skills, experience with adobe a plus
  • You must have a proven track record of managing projects from end to end, on time, achieving results and hitting deadlines and possess strong communication skills and responsive to overseas and domestic colleagues
  • You must be collaborative.
  • If you have knowledge and/or experience with packaging design, it’s a plus

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.