Lead, Store Planner (Planning & Design)

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We are the nation’s largest off-price retailer with over 2,000 stores, and a strong track record of success and growth. Our focus has always been bringing our customers a constant stream of high-quality brands and on-trend merchandise at extraordinary savings. All while providing a fun and exciting treasure hunt experience.
As part of our team, you will experience:

  • Success. Our winning team pursues excellence while learning and evolving
  • Career growth. We develop industry leading talent because Ross grows when our people grow
  • Teamwork. We work together to solve the hard problems and find the right solution
  • Our commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and our community. We celebrate the backgrounds, identities, and ideas of those who work and shop with us because our differences make us stronger. We strive to be a positive force in our community.

Our Corporate headquarters are in Dublin, CA, we have 3 buying offices in key markets in New York City, Los Angeles, and Boston, and 7 distribution centers nationwide. With 2022 revenues of $18.7 billion, we are a Fortune 500 company who is committed to providing an inclusive work environment with continuous learning opportunities and development for our teams.

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Lead and support the design & development of Store Planning projects (New Stores, Refresh, Remodels, Retrofits, etc.) as assigned. This includes fixture plans, merchandise plans, and construction documents. Provide Store Operations with quantified data analysis on merchandise units, sales, and store specific capacity as requested. Present floor plan proposals and analysis to senior management for approval in both excel and power point documents.

Ensure high quality controls are in place for plan checks and support NSO Lead with plan checking. Work closely with Manager to further the development of guidelines and tools to enhance the store planning process, ensuring on time completion with high quality. Maintain Store Planning tools such as our internal fixture database, capacity reports, playbooks, store data in Google maps and AutoCAD. Support leadership with ad-hoc data requests. Communicate with key business partners such as LP, Store Design, Construction, Purchasing, Store Presentation, Business Intelligence and Store Operations Initiatives throughout all phases of the store planning process from inception to completion.

Must be able to travel to stores and execute site surveys and walk throughs on occasion.

The base salary range for this role is $73,500 - $110,400. The base salary range is dependent on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, qualifications, relevant education, certifications, seniority, and location. The range listed is just one component of the total compensation package for employees. Other rewards vary by position and location.


• Build and maintain project schedule(s) and provide consistent, comprehensive weekly status updates to the Manager, Store Planning & Design

• Manage all planning projects as required by Store Operations including presentation of work and new concept designs to senior leadership

• Coordinates resource allocation and assignment of all projects within the team

• Oversees the development of plans and documents for new stores and other projects as assigned to the team

• Partners with Manager as the single point of contact for all assigned projects. Communicates and interacts with the team to provide leadership, guidance and ensures projects are executed accurately within company standards

• Partner cross functionally across multiple shared projects, often happening simultaneously

• Collaborate with Store Planning counterparts, Fixture Design, and Fixture Purchasing teams to manage the design and documentation of all new fixturing blocks and design details

• Maintain the internal database of active stores, fixture types, store info, users, and accuracy of all data; interface with third party software representatives to address bugs and auditing of information as necessary

• Maintain the capacity tool template, partnering with Business Intelligence as needed


• Building Effective Teams

• Ensures Accountability & Execution

• Plans, Aligns & Prioritizes

• Manages Conflict

• Collaboration

• Business Acumen

• Leading by Example


• Minimum 5 years of experience in Space Planning using AutoCAD software

• Minimum 2 years of experience leading projects in a Store Planning related field

• 4-year degree in Architecture, Interior Design, Industrial Design related field or equivalent preferred

• Expertise with Microsoft Office including Excel, PowerPoint and Word, as well as Teams

• Strong organizational skills and precise attention to detail

• Effective communication with excellent follow up skills

• Must have a keen understanding of construction practices and architectural standards


This role requires regular in-office presence, including attending in-person team interaction, meetings and collaboration, client support, mentoring, coaching, and/or feedback. However, this role can perform duties effectively using a combination of in-office and remote work. #LI-Hybrid


Support Store Planning Manager with team leadership as required

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.