Ross Stores Inc. is one of the leading off-price retailers in the United States, which operates a chain of roughly 1200 plus Ross Dress for Less stores in 33 states. The company’s headquarter is in Pleasanton, California and operate under the name of Ross Dress for Less. The company’s mission is to offer competitive values to customers by achieving an appropriate level of brands and labels at a strong discount, meeting customer needs, deliver an in-store shopping experience and manage real estate growth. They have this dd’s Discount which features exceptional values on current fashions found in department and discount store where shoppers can really find great products for the entire family and most especially for children.
Ross stores were first opened in Pacifica, California in 1950 by Morris Ross. He would normally work for 85 hours a week doing all the stuff in buying and bookkeeping for his department store. He sold his store to become a residential and commercial real estate developer in 1958. By 1982, Mervin Morris, founder of the Mervyns department stores together with a group of investors, they purchased six Ross Department Stores in San Francisco. And within three years it was expanded to 107 stores under Stuart Moldaw and Don Rowlett leadership. These two retail veterans had a vision of creating a powerful off-price retail chain in all areas. In early 1984, the company’s corporate headquarters was moved in Newark, California that also served as their distribution center. In 1989, the company ranked as the third-largest off-price retailer in the country and went a long way to achieve their ambitious goal. By the end of 1995, the chain reached with 292 stores in 18 states and by 2012 reached with 1,091 stores in 33 states with an additional 108 for dd’d Discount in 8 states. As the company progressed, they gained new management under Michael Balmuth, who was selected as the chief executive officer.
The company has a state-of-the-art and more than 4 million square feet space across four distribution centers. Below are just a few job opportunities with the company:
Distribution Center Area Supervisor
As the DC Area Supervisor, you will supervise the activities of regular associate and temporary workers during their off shift hours. You will enforce safety regulations, evaluates production methods for any improvements and/or changes. You will be responsible in developing and maintaining open and engaging labor relations.
Senior Manager Network Strategy Engineering
You will be responsible for coordinating and managing projects within distribution environment. The tasks include analysis, cost estimation, preparation of funding request documents, coordination and communication between Supply Chain Management and other related internal and external agencies.
You will be responsible in troubleshooting, maintaining and enhancing the accuracy of system control data and other automated systems. You will communicate with internal engineering staff and equipment vendors.
DC Inventory Control Supervisor
As the Inventory Control Supervisor, you will be responsible for the daily supervision of all Inventory Control staff. You will support the set up of all facility locations for the DC. You will be responsible as well for the daily communications with all the members of the management team.
Why work with Ross?
For the company, their greatest assets are their people particularly who work in their stores, distribution centers and offices. The company believes that their associates play an essential role in delivering great value to their customers. At Ross, they will provide an environment for their associates to grow, succeed and contribute to the communities. The company provides better opportunities for their associates by; training and development, career advancement, promoting the acceptance and appreciation of every individual, they allow their associates to volunteer for the community like donating to a cause and participating in some charitable organizations. The company also provides a scholarship program for their associates and their children through Stuart Moldaw Scholarship. At Ross, they are committed to provide a safe and a secure environment for their customers and associates. The company also conducts a periodic survey at their distribution centers to review some feedbacks and improve in some areas.
And as a Ross Team Member you will receive a comprehensive compensation package from the company such as; medical, dental, vision, disability, sick pay, vacation, 401(k) savings plan, commuter reimbursement, life insurance and health care spending accounts.