Dublin, California

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GENERAL PURPOSE:

The Planning Director on the Corporate FP&A team will be responsible for leading the long range planning and annual budgeting process for Ross. The Planning Director will work cross functionally with all areas of the Company to deliver comprehensive financial projections and supporting analysis. Additionally, the Planning Director will own the creation of various financial reports and board level updates to support our Senior Executives (including "C" level executives), Board of Directors, and Investor Relations department. The role requires a thorough understanding of financial reporting, including financial statements and financial performance metrics. The ideal candidate must have strong communication skills and the ability to partner effectively with stakeholders across the organization. The Planning Director will report to the Vice President, Corporate FP&A and will interact frequently with Executives across the Company.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Long Range Planning process

• Lead the long range planning process and provide analytics and decision support on long term growth and profitability at both Ross and dd's.

• Engage with business partners across the organization to understand key drivers and strategies that impact long term financial performance and metrics

• Support Senior Executives (including "C" level management), Board of Directors, and Investor Relations by providing board level updates as well as analysis into shareholder payout strategies and overall investment allocation decisions.

Annual Budget Process

• Lead the company's annual budgeting process and provide insights into the profitability of Ross while maintaining a comprehensive understanding into key business trends that will impact future financial performance.

• Coordinate planning activities across the organization which includes Income Statement creation, liquidity management, and ad-hoc analysis to provide comprehensive financial projections and supporting analysis

• Support Senior Executives (including "C" level management), Board of Directors, and Investor Relations by providing board level updates as well as decision support through ad-hoc analysis as needed.

People Management:

• Recruit, coach and develop a high performing team to maximize performance and value addition to the company while maintaining high morale.

• Drive standardization of finance activities and scalable routines, including development of training guides and work step instructions.

COMPETENCIES:

• Drives Results

• Communication

• Analysis and Judgement

• Teamwork, Influencing Others

• Planning and Organizing

• Business Acumen

QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:

• Bachelor's degree required (preferably in an analytical field such as Finance, Economics, Accounting, etc.)

• CPA or MBA preferred

• Minimum of 7 - 10 years post-college experience with demonstrated success at increasing levels of responsibility

• Strong familiarity with core financial planning and analysis processes including long range planning, budgeting, and financial control process design

• Prior experience with EPM software (e.g. Hyperion, Cognos TM1, SAP, etc.) preferred

• Outstanding analytical ability - must have a data driven approach to solving problems. Requires very strong quantitative skills, a good sense of how to dissect problems and a strong ability to "connect the dots" - e.g. understand how pieces of data interact with each other or how one finding should inform the result of another analysis

• Prior retail or related experience is preferred (but not required) for this position. An ideal candidate understands the intricacies of a retail P&L and balance sheet including margin, store and supply chain cost drivers. This person will preferably understand and appreciate the nuances and financial operating requirements of an off-price, low-cost retail operator.

• Dynamic and self-motivated - must have the business acumen and drive necessary to be part of managing in a fast-paced, changing retail environment.

• Excellent communication skills - must be able to clearly communicate results and implications of analysis verbally and in writing

• A detail-oriented approach - must pay extremely close attention to details and have the drive to get things right

• Demonstrated ability to manage and develop high-performing staff

• Relationship Building - needs to be able to build effective working relationships with a broad range of people across the organization

• Strong fundamental business technical skills - must have very strong Excel modeling skills, proficiency in PowerPoint.

• Unquestionable personal and professional character and integrity - must be trustworthy with confidential information.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ADA:

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 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.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

1 Manager
2 Sr. Analyst

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.

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Dublin, California

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