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Ross Stores, Inc. Sample Processor 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!

Sample Processor

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

Additional information is available at:

About this opportunity ....

The Sample Processor role is an administrative function that supports the Merchant and Product Technical Services (PTS) teams. This role receives and manages physical product samples. Specific activities include unpacking boxes, recording receipt in our digital tool, taking images, and storing / disposing of samples.

This role may also interact with our Merchants and / or Product Technical Services teams - as samples processed by this team are then passed on to these groups.


  • Unpack boxes and organize physical samples by Product Technical Services owner.
  • Receive samples in our digital tool. Find the correct sample record in the tool, record receipt, and print and attach a barcode to track the sample location.
  • Digitize physical samples. Take images of a sample based on pre-determined guidelines and attach these images to the sample's digital record.
  • Manage the storage of samples. Pick up samples from PTS and / or Merchants once sample reviews are complete. Organize samples in a dedicated sample storage space and update the location in the digital tool. As needed, respond to Merchant or PTS requests to temporarily "check out" samples from storage.
  • Dispose of samples. On a regular cadence, run a report to identify samples eligible for disposal and email Merchants to confirm all can be discarded. Pull items from storage, update location in tool, and work with Corporate Properties to donate / dispose of samples.

Who you are ...

  • High school diploma required
  • One year minimum related work experience and / or retail experience
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office Suite skills (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Comfortable in an office environment, both working at a computer and doing physical activity (e.g., unpacking boxes, moving sample racks).
  • Must be a team player and able to be flexible / adapt as priorities and processes change
  • Good organizational and communication skills
  • Able to lift packages of up to 35lbs

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