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Ross Stores, Inc. Data Scientist, Talent Analytics & Reporting in New York, New York

Welcome to Ross Stores, Inc., where our differences make us stronger… At Ross and dd’s, inclusion is a way of life. We care about our Associates and the communities we serve and we value their differences. We are committed to building diverse teams and an inclusive culture. We respect and celebrate the diversity of backgrounds, identities, and ideas of those who work and shop with us. Come join us as we continue our diversity, equality and inclusion journey!

Manager, Talent Analytics & Reporting

About Ross Stores, Inc.

Since 1982, our focus has been on bringing our customers a constant stream of high-quality brands and trends at extraordinary savings, while providing a fun and exciting treasure hunt experience. We believe in keeping things simple: no expensive signage, displays or fancy fixtures - to us, it's far more meaningful to pass greater savings on to our customers with on trend apparel, accessories, footwear, and home furnishings. With more than 1,900 stores, including Ross Dress for Less and dd's DISCOUNTS, we are the nation's largest off-price retail chain, and we continue to grow at a rate far outpacing traditional retail.

With corporate headquarters located in Dublin, CA, we have three buying offices positioned in key markets in New York City, Los Angeles, and Boston, as well as seven state-of-the-art distribution centers across the country. With FY2021 revenues of $18.9 billion, we are a Fortune 500, S&P 500, and Nasdaq 100 Company, committed to offering an inclusive, safe and positive workplace. Come see what's in store.

As part of the Ross family you will experience:

  • A respectful culture embedded with collaborative partnerships and humility
  • Opportunities to give back to your community through national charities, local volunteer initiatives, and our Ross Cares Fund
  • A significant investment in your career through extensive onboarding programs, continuous learning opportunities, ongoing development and the opportunity to work with engaged and knowledgeable industry leaders

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A bout this opportunity ....

Data Scientist, Talent Analytics- The Data Scientist, utilizes advanced statistical methods to make data driven business recommendations. In this role you will use creativity, perform research, and collaborate on new ways to use Ross data with your HR and business partners to improve our operations. Do you value analytics and are you looking for a company that gives you the freedom for creativity? Envision yourself at Ross.

The Data Scientist will design and maintain/automate a suite of databases, business-facing reports, and conduct analytics projects centered on the Ross Buying Office associates for the Workforce Strategy & Analytics team and our business partners. Responsibilities include: Sustain and refresh the Integrated-People-Facts (IPF) data for the Buying Offices on a monthly basis; prioritize & build IPF enhancements; design, test, and then consistently deliver monthly reports and other key outputs to HR and business partners (e.g., monthly turnover reports, HR scorecards, feeds to other systems and processes); support advanced research projects into key talent and business questions (e.g., what early warning signals are predictive of future quits).


  • Design, create, and maintain/automate a comprehensive suite of data bases describing employees, organizational structures, business metrics, and related topics
  • Design, create, and maintain/automate a suite of monthly reports for HR and business leader use that clearly and persuasively communicate key information on a timely basis
  • Design, create, and conduct research studies of associate data to create insights about key workforce outcomes (e.g. what are the key early warning signs of future associate turnover)
  • Collaborate with business and HR partners to design reports and then assist them with understanding key talent insights and develop action plans through effective communication (e.g., how much did the associate turnover rate change? Why? What interventions can we action on going forward?)
  • Develop new and continuously strive to improve data scope, quality, and algorithms for business problems related to budgeting, organizational structure, staffing, talent development, and retention.
  • Support and expand department's relationship with business and other partners.
  • Complete ad hoc projects, as assigned.

Who you are ...

  • BA / BS required (Master's preferred in an applied quantitative or social science discipline, such as Marketing, Psychology, Economics, Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, Demography or similar)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Experience with large structured database systems (e.g., SAP, Peoplesoft, Business reporting systems, etc.) and unstructured data management techniques
  • Experience with one of R-markdown, Tableau, Power BI, QlikView, sophisticated Excel charts/graphs, or equivalent. (Power BI preferred)
  • Proficient experience with one of SQL, R, Python, Java, Visual Basic, C++, SPSS, SAS, Stata, MATLAB, etc. (R preferred)
  • Experience with applying multivariate statistical techniques, and other advanced analysis approaches
  • Strong communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work well under the pressure of deadlines, with flexibility to adjust to changing priorities
  • Ability to work independently, and manage complex workflows
  • 5-8 years of experience in a professional work setting (e.g., consulting or talent analytics role preferred; not required), or equivalent research experience in a master's or Ph.D. program

Perks and Benefits of joining our team....

Our Associates are at the heart of everything we do and we're proud to offer a range of benefits that reflect how much we value their contributions. Here's a peek into what you can expect as an eligible Ross Associate:

  • A broad range of affordable health insurance options*, 401(k) with employer match*, life insurance*
  • Ample PTO, paid holidays, and Summer Fridays, as well as the opportunity to purchase additional vacation*
  • Employee stock purchase plan*
  • Charitable donations matched by Ross Stores Foundation
  • Enhanced maternity and bonding leaves with 100% income replacement*
  • Parent support programs
  • And more....

* eligibility may vary based on level and tenure, subject to change