Ross Stores, Inc. Supply Chain Application Developer in Moreno Valley, California

GENERAL PURPOSE:

The Supply Chain Application Developer serves as systems expert responsible for helping Supply Chain identify data / system needs and develops applications to address those issues. This person plays the critical link ensuring that Supply Chain Business applications/Tools/Reports are properly aligned and built/maintained in compliance with IT technical support team’s specifications. As a systems functionality expert, this person also plays a role in ensuring the quality of enhancements and defect fixes as well as ensuring that applications and development are robust to support future growth while maintaining compliance to rules/regulatory IT requirements. The role requires an individual that has a high attention to detail, aptitude to understand both business and technical needs and strong interpersonal skills.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Partner with Supply Chain users to analyze and / or define system issues or enhancement requirements.
  • Communicate project status to both technical and business units
  • Know the proper time to escalate issues to the correct level of management to ensure resolution is achieved and disruptions to business operations are minimized
  • Assist in implementations of new functionality to Supply Chain Business applications/Tools/Reports
  • Develop, lead and execute training, including creation and updating of training materials, if necessary 10%
  • Independently troubleshoot and resolve production issues.
  • Prioritize team efforts based on business demand and technical capacity
  • Ensure the quality and robustness of changes to applications, along with documentation of changes
  • Partner with IT to transition standardized applications / tools to become IT supported, as required

COMPETENCIES:

  • Analysis & Judgment
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Organizational Understanding
  • Technical Competence/Expertise
  • Innovation
  • Process Improvement
  • Collaboration

QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • A solid understanding of industry best practices in retail
  • 2-4 years supporting Microsoft systems or as a business user of Microsoft systems
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and root cause analysis skills
  • Technically competent; able to understand basic to intermediate-level technical concepts.
  • Communicates clearly both verbal and written
  • Solid database / system background including tools/languages such as SQL, Access, Visual Basic, and Oracle SQL
  • Preferred but not required: Working experience with Retek Merchandising System, Micro-Strategy, Retek Distribution System and JDA Application Suite
  • Some travel may be required

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • None

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