Sr. Analyst, Allocation Planning

GENERAL PURPOSE:

The Sr. Analyst will own a diverse range of assignments, projects and analytics to support preseason and in-season allocation strategies and initiatives for multiple Regions. The Sr. Analyst will take a proactive approach to ensuring allocations support plans and inventory projections, working closely with NY Planning when needed. He/She will independently translate strategic allocation goals into recommendations for gaining consensus with leadership internal to the Allocation team, as well as external business partners. Responsibilities also include identifying special allocation strategies needed to effectively manage seasonal categories and peak business periods. He/She will deliver weekly reporting to provide visibility of current performance and trends. The ideal candidate should demonstrate the ability to work independently to provide sound analytics, with a comfort for drawing and communicating conclusions and recommendations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Analytics of Inventory and Receipt Management
  • Perform all necessary allocation activities to support inventory plans through use of Trend and Curves as well as exception management at the division level.
  • Monitor region, store and division inventory position in relation to sales trends, with future opportunity to analyze at lower hierarchy levels.
  • Manage other key activities including, seasonal transition, flow cut offs, and shrink adjustments.
  • Evaluate the impact and quality of Assortment strategies: Force Mins, Class Restrictions and PLR’s on Need Calc and identify opportunities for improvements.
  • Work with the NY Planning team for Inventory Plan and receipt management to ensure receipt strategy changes are executed when needed.
  • Build tools needed to evaluate performance and project forward looking trends.
  • Perform ad hoc analysis as needed.
Communication
  • Drive timely and effective communication with business partners (e.g., Assortment Management, Total and Regional Store Planning, Allocation Strategy and Operations, etc.) to inform/recommend allocation strategies and results.
  • Provide weekly communication Allocation leadership of results and inventory opportunities/risks providing recommended action needed to support changing trends.
  • Develop compelling materials in PowerPoint and provide business insights on allocation goals and strategies to senior business partners.
  • Communicate conclusions and recommendations in a clear, straight forward and concise format to diverse audiences.
COMPETENCIES:
  • Communication/Informing
  • Interpersonal and Team Effectiveness
  • Decision Quality
  • Analytics
  • Drive for Results
  • Business Acumen
  • Change Management
  • Customer Service
QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related analytical fields
  • 3-5 years of experience related work experience in Planning and/or Allocation, forecasting in a retail environment.
  • Ability to solve problems through analyzing large, data sets; develop/utilize analytical tools and summarize findings
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group – executives, managers, and subject matter experts within and outside of the Allocation team.
  • Advanced MS Excel skills including formulas and data sorting.
  • Working knowledge of databases: RDW, ACE, a plus
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.
  • Routine deadlines; usually sufficient lead time; variance in work volume seasonal and predictable; priorities can be anticipated; some interruptions are present; travel or other inconveniences have advance notice; involves occasional exposure to demands and pressures from persons other than immediate supervisor.
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.
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