Sr. Manager, Allocation Plan Achievement

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The Sr. Allocation Plan Achievement (PA) Manager owns the operation of allocation strategies and process improvement for his/her business area of responsibility. He/she builds and leverages the capability of his/her teams to proactively drive solutions to business issues and support go-forward strategies. Key accountabilities will include managing inventory at the store and product level to drive sales and minimize markdowns. This individual independently translates broad priorities from Directors and Vice Presidents into strategies for his/her individual teams. He/she acts as the point of contact and works with Cross Functional and Allocation senior business partners as well as his/her team to identify opportunities to drive allocation strategies while recommending improvements in existing processes. He/she supervises the work of his/her direct reports, holding them accountable for achieving assigned goals. The Sr. Manager develops his/her direct reports, including other Managers, through providing timely coaching, feedback, and training.


Plan Achievement & Strategy Management

• Lead and support the management of initiatives and process improvement, to effectively supporting the needs of the department

• Managing inventory at the store and product level to drive sales and minimize markdowns.

• Manage ad-hoc data requests and direct work appropriately across his/her teams in fulfilling the requests in a timely, effective manner

• Analyze the business issues, tools, and/or processes of his/her teams to identify opportunities for improvement

• Work with senior business partners to implement improvements in existing processes, while recommending new opportunities.

• Work across and support other key Allocation teams, when appropriate, to analyze existing metrics and identify opportunities for better alignment with Plan Achievement


• Drive communication across internally to department, to ensure strategies are aligned.

• Act as senior business partners' first point of contact for analysis and issue resolution for area of responsibility

• Provide senior level business partners with analytic results and recommendation to improve the existing Allocation Plan Achievement approaches and processes

• Provide status updates on multiple work stream efforts to Director and senior business partners as needed.

People Management

• Provide coaching and feedback to direct reports on daily tasks

• Provide timely follow up on career development and coaching

• Conduct and manage the performance processes to identify key areas for associate development, ensuring fair and time-bound measurement and assessment of goals throughout focal year

• Partner with associates to develop an Individual Development Plan (IDP) that supports them in developing key areas and achieving career goals.

• Develop associates to prepare for other Allocation roles, as appropriate.



• Written and Verbal Communication and Comprehension

• Packaging business results and recommendations

• Active Listening

• Presentation Skills

Analysis and Judgment:

• Decision Making

• Attention to Detail

• Process Improvement

Drive for Results:

• Organization and Planning

• Overcomes Obstacles

Interpersonal and Team Effectiveness:

• Builds Relationships

• Collaboration

Business Acumen:

• Knowledge of team and organization

Customer Service:

• Responsiveness across organization

People Management:

• Talent Assessment

• Timely Development and Feedback

• Engagement and Retention

Change Management:

• Adaptable

• Implements Change


Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience required
7-9 years of experience in an Allocation, Planning/Analytics or comparable role
4-6 years of experience managing people


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 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.