Senior Analyst, Allocation Strategy

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Position Overview

Ross Stores, Inc. is the fast-growing off-price retailer that can't be missed. We're delivering the best branded bargains to our customers across the nation, the District of Colombia and Guam. You will be a part of making that happen.

The Senior Analyst of Allocation Strategy is a member of a dynamic team whose primary objective is to drive the strategic vision for the department. Our team identifies growth opportunities and high-value Business outcomes, and then incorporates these into the roadmap of the department. As a result, Strategy is primarily a project-driven team that oversees the broader project portfolio of the department, ensuring that team energy aligns to and supports key Business objectives. We are comfortable working in a fluid environment, ensuring our work supports an ever-changing Business climate - our work is dynamic and mentally stimulating! We often lead projects that involve development of new capabilities, or cross-functional initiatives that involve other departments. We also enjoy providing analytical insights in support of complex initiatives, and we drive improvements for Business-critical assets of the department. With our team, change is always around the corner - and we play a central role in chasing after that change!

As a Senior Analyst, you will:

Develop your data analysis skills to help identify data relevant to each Business problem, and you will enjoy logically thinking through how that data can be used to support solutions
Take pride in compiling information in a user-friendly way, distilling charts of data into meaningful and actionable Business Information that is easy to convey and understand
Have an ability to detect trends in data and extrapolate these into future expected behavior or results
Manage critical assets of the Department.
Collaborate as a member of a broad team to form and mold ideas into workable solutions
Be empowered to bring ideas forward!
Let your career take off by joining a dynamic team that is focused on creating tangible Business Value in an exciting environment where partnership is valued, and results are achievable!


Spark Change

• Lead initiatives to improve operating efficiencies by partnering cross functionally and conducting exploratory research on allocation system results.

Be Hyper-Focused on Solving Business Challenges with Data-Driven Insights

• Perform research in critical business areas - analyze large amount of data.

• Think beyond that data to identify patterns, trends and correlations that lead you to anticipate future needs and propose novel solutions to our most complex challenges.

Be the Expert

• Take ownership of each business challenge assigned to you - study it from all angles until no one exceeds your expertise.

Be Adaptable

• Have an aptitude for learning new things quickly. Our team pushes the boundaries of our knowledge and challenges the way we operate as a department - in order to contribute, you must be comfortable not being comfortable, and you must enjoy the unpredictable.

Communicate Effectively As Part of a Team

• Clearly articulate your reasoning and internal thought processes.

• Be a collaborative partner within the team and be comfortable presenting your unique insights and analysis to others.


• Communication

• Drive for Results

• Analytics

• Business Acumen

• Decision Quality

• Interpersonal and Team Effectiveness

• Creativity

• Change Management


Bachelor's Degree in Business, Economics, Statistics, IT or related analytical fields
Minimum of 3 years of experience in an analytics role
Demonstrated ability to detect patterns and correlations in large data sets. SQL, PowerPivot, PowerBI and Python.
Experience with trend analysis; predictive analytics experience is a plus
Ability to summarize key findings of complex research
Comfortability working cross-functionally as a member of a broad team
An aptitude to drive for results
Excellent verbal and written communication skills


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.
This role requires regular in-office presence, including to engage in 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.



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.