Manager, Strategy

GENERAL PURPOSE:

The Manager of Strategy will be responsible for leading various workstreams and analyses to support business functions and senior executives at Ross Stores. They will be an integral part of the business, interacting frequently with operators, merchants, functional leaders and other cross-functional teams. They will be expected to participate in multiple projects simultaneously, working with different members of the Strategy team as well as different cross-functional partners.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Perform practical, action oriented, & comprehensive data analysis in support of Strategic business initiatives

Conduct analysis – including pulling data, building models and analyzing financial, operational or statistical data - to support key strategic priorities for the Company (working in conjunction with Strategy team members and other key senior executives).
Develop compelling materials to communicate results of analysis and key insights internally and externally (e.g., Board meetings, Buyer meetings, Operating Committee meetings, Strategic off-sites, etc.)

Analyze business problems and develop insights into root causes and improvement opportunities. Build consensus for implementing improvements.

Understand the off-price business and diagnose key business problems.
Create and execute plans to gather data and develop practical solutions through qualitative and quantitative analyses.
Present materials and lead discussions with executives for data gathering and solution development.

Support key cross-functional initiatives

Coordinate analysis for select cross-functional initiatives (e.g. new format improvement, roll-out strategy for new opportunities). Requires working closely with store ops, DCs, planning, allocations, and other business areas.

COMPETENCIES:

Analysis and Judgment
Drive Results
Business Acumen
Influence
Collaboration
Teamwork
Communication
Technical/Functional competence

QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:

College degree and MBA.
Minimum 3 years post college experience, preferably in an analytical environment, corporate strategy role, or financial services firm.
Outstanding analytical ability: Must have a data driven approach to solving problems. Requires very strong quantitative skills and a good sense of how to structure problems.
Project management: Must be able to set priorities between multiple projects and deadlines, and keep manager updated frequently.
Detail-oriented approach: Must have very close attention to details and the drive to get things right.
Teamwork/Communication: Needs to be able to build effective working relationships within and outside the Strategy team. Must be able to listen, understand, and communicate with executives at all levels of the company.
Strong fundamental business skills: must be Excel and PowerPoint proficient.
Clear understanding of basic financial, statistical, and economic concepts .

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ADA:

Job requires ability to work in an office environment, primarily on a computer.
Requires sitting, standing, walking, hearing, talking on the telephone, attending in-person meetings, typing, and working with paper/files, etc.
Consistent timeliness and regular attendance.
Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

None


DISCLAIMER:

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.