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Summer 2020 Intern - Buying or Planning - New York, NY

Company : Ross Stores

Location : New York City, NY

Created : 2019-11-23

Job Type : Full Time

Job Description

**Dates of Internship: Monday, June 1, 2020 - Friday, August 7, 2020** **Please Note:** Ross offers two Summer Intern tracks at our New York Buying Office: Assistant Buyer Intern and Assistant Merchandise Planner Intern. Successful applicants will be placed into one of the two tracks. **Who is Ross Stores?** Ross Stores, Inc. is a $15 billion off-price retailer with offices in the country's major fashion hubs: New York City, Los Angeles, and Boston. The Company operates two brands: Ross Dress for Less® ("Ross"), the largest off-price chain in the U.S., and dd's DISCOUNTS®. Product offerings include everything from apparel to accessories and home fashions for the entire family across 1,700 store locations. Ross Stores, Inc. is a growing company, opening about 90 new stores annually with a goal of 3,000 locations! As you can imagine, there are plenty of opportunities for you to grow here, too! **What Ross Stores Offers You:** - A large investment in Associates through extensive onboarding programs and continuous learning opportunities - A focus on growing and promoting internal talent - A big company with a family feeling - A hands-on leadership team with close engagement at all levels - A culture embedded with teamwork and humility - An opportunity to give back to your community - And did we mention... Summer Fridays and holiday closure! **What Would You Do?** As an intern, you will work side by side with our expert buying and planning teams. You'll gain hands-on experience and learn what it takes to buy brands customers want at great values. You'll be challenged to generate meaningful business ideas, culminating in a final project which you will present to senior management. Throughout the internship, you'll gain a taste for the culture of the company, all while having fun and learning about yourself! **Assistant Buyer Intern** - Perform the administrative & operational functions supporting a designated buyer. Handle purchase order management and administration as well as processing markdowns. This includes writing orders, changes, cancellations and necessary follow-up (both internally and externally) to ensure key shipments are delivered and processed. - Analyze and interpret key business issues as directed by supervisor including the monitoring of regional merchandise reports, Open-to-Buy monitoring, and stock analysis. - Develop effective relationships with vendors. This includes an appropriate level of interaction with vendors in terms of both problem resolution and follow-up. - Demonstrate the ability to effectively utilize the merchandising systems and understand warehouse processes. Includes utilizing systems and preparation of reporting to allow for interpretation of the business. - Demonstrate product knowledge through sharing information with buyer as a result of competitive shopping, shopping Ross Stores, and the market. **Assistant Merchandise Planner Intern** - Partners with supervisor to understand business opportunities by looking at all reports, resources, and systems to begin to interpret statistics/analysis - Ensures error scripts are run weekly and resolved *Pre-Season Region/Class Plans* - Partners with manager to recommend product flow due to seasonality and customer demographics - In partnership with team, review Pre-Season region monthly class plans based on key metrics - Supports manager in the creation of initial seasonal plans to learn how to develop plans that are well thought out and support corporate direction *In-Season Region/Class Plans* - Begins to analyze current business performance to understand future impact to make recommendations to manager - Is beginning to understand the concept of recommending which classes require trending at region and store levelSDL2017