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Ross Stores, IncChicago, IL
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Company Description

Ross Stores, Inc., operating under the brand name Ross Dress for Less, is an American chain of discount department stores selling fashion apparel. It operates 1,483 locations in 37 U.S. states. Career areas with the company include Stores, Retail Management, Buying&Planning, and Supply Chain. Joining the company you will find yourself in a dynamic and inclusive work environment where collaboration and feedback are encouraged and valued. Hard work is rewarded with competitive wages at all levels. Strong performers are recognized and rewarded. You can also expect development and advancement opportunities in a promote-from-within culture.

Job Description

GENERAL PURPOSE:

Responsible for all aspects of the Stores operations. Leads the entire operation of the Store to ensure that Company standards and best practices are consistently met. Staffs, trains and develops leadership team to deliver the desired sales and profit results, while maintaining a friendly, easy to shop environment. Recruits, trains and develops Associates. Manages the operations of the Stockroom, Front End, and Sales Floor to ensure new merchandise gets to the sales floor in a timely manner, goods are received properly and manages expenses through execution of best practices and productivity.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

General Operating Requirements:

  • Leads all Company Best Practices and maximizes productivity by minimizing steps and touches while working.
  • Analyzes Store reports to evaluate controllable expenses and overall Store performance.
  • Addresses any variance to Company standards with appropriate action plan, partnering with the District Manager as needed.
  • Ensures proper scheduling of Associates to meet business objectives.
  • Accepts special assignments as directed by Leadership.
  • Responsible for payroll administration including daily punch edits, Associate scheduling compliance, Sunday payroll transmission, and Payroll reporting as needed.

Organizational Development:

  • Recruits, hires, trains and develops Assistant Managers, Area Supervisors and non-exempt Associates.
  • Through selection, training and motivation, strives to reduce Store turnover. Utilizes and promotes all retention tools including incentive programs, recognition opportunities, contests and training. Ensures all required training courses are prioritize and completed in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for addressing personnel and performance issues including coaching, verbal and written warnings, progressive discipline and termination when needed.
  • Ensures compliance with Ross personnel policies and procedures.
  • Manages Associate Relations issues, consulting with the District Manager as needed.
  • Ensures compliance with all State, Local and Federal regulations.

Expense Control:

  • Leads all expenditures to be within budget.
  • Controls payroll hours to plan, as the primary controllable expense, as well as adjusting to current business trends.

Maintaining a Safe & Secure Environment:

  • Maintains adherence to Company safety policies and ensures the safety of Associates and Customers.
  • Ensures all Associates understand and can execute emergency operating procedures.

Customer Service:

  • Treats all Customers, Associates, and other leaders with respect.
  • Demonstrates courtesy, friendliness, and professionalism at all times. Recognizes Associates using Company recognition programs.
  • Executes Customer service programs and Merchandise Presentation programs through Associate training and program supervision.
  • Supervises and coaches Retail Associates in providing efficient and friendly service at the registers, Customer Service desk, fitting rooms, sales floor, etc.

Personal and Store Brand:

  • Leads all Store Associates in, and models, a professional appearance, in accordance with the Company Dress Code. Reinforces the Company Dress Code at all times.
  • Represents and supports the Company brand at all times.
  • Manages Store to ensure a clean, neat, easy to shop environment.
  • Maintains a high standard of housekeeping with help of contracted maintenance personnel and Ross Associates.

Merchandise Processing and In-Store Marketing

  • Ensures recovery, sizing and markdowns are completed to Company standards through teaching, assigning tasks, and following up per Company best practice.

  • Ensures merchandise is presented and organized according to Company merchandising guidelines.

  • Urgently manages merchandise processing to the sales floor within the expected Company timeframe.

Loss Prevention:

  • Responsible for training Associates on Loss Prevention programs to achieve Store shortage goals.
  • As a representative of Ross Leadership, demonstrates integrity and honesty in all interactions with Associates and Customers. Safeguards confidential information, cash and credit card information and merchandise.
  • Understands and complies with the Loss Prevention Awareness Program and is responsible for Store Loss Prevention which includes maintaining a large Customer service presence on the sales floor, Customer and Associate engagement and heightened Loss Prevention awareness.
  • Responsible for leading the annual inventory process including preparation and execution of inventory guidelines.
  • Monitors mark-out-of-stock policy to ensure proper administration.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Manages Work Processes
  • Business Acumen
  • Plans, Aligns & Prioritizes
  • Builds Talent
  • Collaborates
  • Leading by Example
  • Communicates Effectively
  • Ensures Accountability & Execution

QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Five or more years of Store management experience in a retail environment.
  • Must maintain a high level of Customer service.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to lead, manage, motivate and communicate positively to Store Associates at all levels.
  • Ability to train, coach and develop Associates at all levels.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks necessary to accomplish goals, develop a schedule to complete tasks and execute to achieve results.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Must exercise considerable independent judgement and discretion.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ADA:

Ability to use all Store equipment, including PDTs, registers and PC as required.

Ability to spend up to 100% of working time standing, walking, and moving around the Store.

Ability to regularly bend at the waist, squat, kneel, climb, carry, reach, and stoop.

Ability to occasionally push, pull and lift more than 25 lbs.

Ability to use janitorial equipment, rolling racks, ladders and other assigned supplies.

Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations commonly used in retail environments.

Certain assignments may require other qualifications and skills.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Direct supervision of Assistant Store Manager, Area Supervisors and all Retail Associates.

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 managements 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 Companys 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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Estimated annual salary
$36,405
average
Minimum
$26,283
Maximum
$56,384

TASKS

  • Provide customer service by greeting and assisting customers and responding to customer inquiries and complaints.
  • Direct and supervise employees engaged in sales, inventory-taking, reconciling cash receipts, or in performing services for customers.
  • Examine merchandise to ensure that it is correctly priced and displayed and that it functions as advertised.
  • Monitor sales activities to ensure that customers receive satisfactory service and quality goods.

SKILLS

  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical ThinkingUsing logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • MonitoringMonitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

KNOWLEDGE

  • Administration and ManagementKnowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • ClericalKnowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Economics and AccountingKnowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • Sales and MarketingKnowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

Ross Stores, Inc

Type

Company - Public (ROST)

Size

10000+

Revenue

Over $1 Billion

Location

Dublin, CA

Industry

Shoe Stores

Founded

1957

CEO

Barbara Rentler

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