Sr. Analyst, Strategy

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GENERAL PURPOSE:

The Sr. Strategy Analyst will play a key role in addressing significant challenges in how we continue to support our bargain strategy. The Sr. Strategy Analyst will report to the VP of Strategy. The Sr. Strategy Analyst should expect to interact frequently with key operators, planners as well as other strategy team members in New York and Dubin, CA.

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

• Understand the off-price business and diagnose key business problems. Create and execute plans to gather data and develop practical solutions.

Support key cross-functional initiatives

• Coordinate analysis for select cross-functional initiatives (e.g. new format improvement, roll-out strategy for new business opportunities). This will require working closely with store operations, DCs and other areas of the business.

Drive customer insights across formats

• Conduct and analyze consumer research to provide insight on strategy issues for the company and for individual businesses

Manage external research, information vendors and system providers

• Work intensively with customer research providers (e.g. create surveys for exit interviews) and manage the wide array of data providers.

Monitor ongoing and ad hoc internal and external events

• Provide ad hoc business and competitive intelligence and insights for key senior executives: e.g. new store performance, competitive information, quota situation, gas prices, mergers & acquisitions impacts

COMPETENCIES:

• Analysis and Judgment

• Drive Results

• Business Acumen

• Influence

• Collaboration

• Teamwork

• Communication

• Technical / Functional competence

QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:

• Top-tier college degree, preferably with an analytical background

• Minimum of 5 years post college experience, preferably with a top-tier consulting firm or retailer

• Outstanding analytical ability: Must have a data driven approach to solving problems. Requires very strong quantitative skills and a good sense of how to dissect problems.

• Must be able to set priorities while conducting analysis to quickly arrive at actionable solution.

• 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.

• Advanced financial and statistical modeling skills and database analysis.

• 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.

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