Dublin, California

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GENERAL PURPOSE:

Ross Stores, Inc. is the fast-growing off-price retailer that can't be missed. We're taking the off-price retail industry by storm by delivering the best branded bargains to our customers across the nation. You will be part of making that happen.

The Director of Indirect Procurement (Distribution Centers and Capital) will be expected to provide support to our existing and new distribution centers (DCs), managing the procurement of indirect supplies while also introducing and implementing best practices and process improvements. In addition, responsibilities include the forecasting, purchasing, and production planning of capital spend (e.g. merchandise moving equipment and IT hardware and software).

The ideal candidate must have a strong background in indirect procurement, supply chain, and finance. This candidate will have experience buying and negotiating indirect supplies, managing supplier relationships, and leading a team. To be successful, the Director of Indirect Procurement (DCs and Capital) needs to closely partner with several stakeholders (both peers and executive leaders) across the company and manage a dynamic team. The Director will need to manage critical suppliers, leverage spend, diversify the supplier base to reduce risk, and ensure that Ross maximizes on value.

Strong project management, outstanding problem-solving skills, and communication skills are a must. The candidate will also need an entrepreneurial mindset with the ability to identify process improvement opportunities. The Director will report to the Vice President, Indirect Procurement.

The base salary range for this role is $108,600 - $204,150. The base salary range is dependent on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, qualifications, relevant education, certifications, seniority, and location. The range listed is just one component of the total compensation package for employees. Other rewards vary by position and location.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONs:

Manage the Indirect Procurement Process for Distribution Centers and Capital Spend

• Manage demand planning and ensure inventory levels can support demand, create and manage activity reports such as spend recaps, supplier back orders, usage and forecasts

• Support day-to-day procurement responsibilities including error-free PO execution and expense control and support the month- end/year-end close process

• Monitor macro-level environmental impacts on supply budget and orders (e.g. raw material shortages, transit price increases and delays) and proactively propose alternatives and contingency plans

• Identify cost reduction opportunities

• Maintain SOX and Purchase Order compliance controls for all transactions and workflows

• Establish buying policies, best practices, performance scorecards, and relationship & risk management

• Communicate with business partners on an ongoing basis regarding supply needs and challenges

Supplier Management

• Support the Strategic Sourcing team in conducting RFP/RFQ/RFI's and supplier and contract negotiations as needed (including drafting, redlining, and signature)

• Manage the ongoing performance of our suppliers including setting objectives, service level agreements (SLAs) tracking, and performance reporting (scorecarding)

• Mitigate risk by introducing supplier redundancy, monitoring supplier financial health

Ad-Hoc Analysis and Project Support

• Manage both planned and unplanned projects from stakeholders across the company

• Partner with business leaders to create project roadmaps and savings tracking documents

• Develop high quality, detailed PowerPoint presentations

COMPETENCIES:

People
· Building Effective Teams (for managers of People and/or Projects)
· Developing Talent (for managers of People)
· Collaboration

Self
· Leading by Example
· Communicates Effectively
· Ensures Accountability and Execution
· Manages Conflict

Business
· Business Acumen
· Plans, Aligns and Prioritizes
· Organizational Agility
With particular emphasis on the following specific position-related competencies

• Analysis & Judgement

• Drive Results

• Influence

• Technical Competence

• Teamwork

QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:

• BA or BS in Business Management, Supply Chain, Engineering, Operations, or related field.

• 10+ years of work experience in procurement, supply chain, etc.

• Collaboration skills with the proven ability to influence.

• Ability to manage multiple projects and issues with exceptional attention to detail.

• Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, especially in front of an executive audience.

• Must have experience leading a team.

• Highly organized, strong attention to detail, and ability to balance several challenging projects concurrently.

• Expert level understanding in spend management, procurement best practices and business systems (ERP/MRP/WMS systems).

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ADA:

This position requires the ability to work in an office environment, including using a computer, attending meetings, working as part of a team, and the ability to communicate with team members and others. Regular attendance also is a requirement of the position.
Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.
This role requires regular in-office presence, including to engage in in-person team interaction, meetings and collaboration, client support, mentoring, coaching, and/or feedback. However, this role can perform duties effectively using a combination of in-office and remote work.

#LI-Hybrid

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Purchasing Agent (Distribution Centers)
Purchasing Agent (Distribution Centers)
Purchasing Agent (Capital and IT)

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.

Dublin, California

At Ross Stores, we’ve found that transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses are a great fit for our culture and have the qualities we seek in our Associates. We offer many points of entry, across our entire organization, depending on your service, experience, and interests. We’ll give you a career, a challenge, and a place to call home.

 

CULTURE

Veterans are comfortable with a culture that focuses on leadership, execution and problem solving, as well as our commitment to providing actionable feedback.

 

STRUCTURE

We offer a similar experience to the structure of the military, with an emphasis on control, policy and protocol.

 

TRAINING

Like the military, we offer many training opportunities through our targeted learning programs and on-the-job training.

 

GEOGRAPHIC FLEXIBILITY

We offer the flexibility to control your career by relocating across our many locations for new opportunities.

 

GROWTH

Our organization is expanding rapidly, which creates many opportunities for individuals who have the desire to grow their career with us.

 

COHORT

Whether in one of our Distribution Centers, Stores, Buying Offices or Corporate office, you will find yourself amongst peers that include other veterans and military spouses.