About us: Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America’s leading retailers.
Target Merchandising is evolving at an incredible pace. We are constantly reimagining how this $70 billion retailer offers the innovative and guest-inspiring assortments that Target is known and loved for. Our goal is to consistently deliver exceptional value, quality and style that elevates Target as the premier retailer in a competitive global marketplace. Through intelligent and progressive business strategies that make the most of Target’s resources and partnerships worldwide, Merchandising works across product categories to create a localized shopping experience, both online and in our 1800 stores. Are you a creative problem-solver who loves to own a category as well as its results? Can you collaborate effectively, execute a plan efficiently and positively influence how Target chooses and presents the right product in the right place at the right price? If so, you will have success on one of our dynamic teams.
Working within Pricing & Promo, your mission is to develop enterprise wide pricing and promotion strategies with merchants impacting millions of dollars within the enterprise Pricing and Promotions Center of Excellence. Pricing strategies affect everyday retails, promotional effectiveness, clearance management and competitive pricing. As a member of the Pricing & Promo team, you’ll focus on leading promotional offer strategy and effectiveness, and be a key business consultant to merchants developing relationships with Buyers, Sr. Buyers, and Divisionals. There is also a strong partnership with Marketing to bring offers to life for the Guest, as well as partnership with Store Operations, Finance and other important support areas.
As a Pricing & Promo Strategy & Planning Lead, you’ll take the lead to develop pricing & promotion strategies and plans that will result in optimal financial outcomes and support broader price perception objectives for Target. You will learn and understand merchant businesses, strategies, and objectives. You will support the team as a consultant to refine strategies based on market conditions and business performance and develop division-specific financial goals and objectives for key initiatives. Through your coordination of cross-function reviews you will have the opportunity to support new and on-going initiatives. Using your strategic problem solving skills, you will drive process improvements and identify business risks and opportunities based on financial and operational performance. Leverage your strong critical thinking and communication skills to educate merchants and other partners by influencing pricing decisions and driving collaborative dialogue and processes between Merchants, Marketing and the Pricing and Promo COE. We’ll support you along the way with robust onboarding, as well as personal and career development, to help you grow as a strong Strategy & Planning Lead. The exciting part of retail? It’s always changing!
Core responsibilities are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.
• Four-year degree or equivalent work experience
• 6+ years previous merchandising experience (e.g. buyer, operations, pricing)
• Experience leading complex projects and enterprise strategies • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to maximize relationships
• Excellent communication, influencing, and leadership skills
• Entrepreneurial spirit with strong analytical, decision-making, project management, planning and organizational skills
About Target Corporation
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at nearly 1,800 stores and at Target.com. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit to communities, that giving equals more than $4 million a week. For more information, visit Target.com/Pressroom. For a behind-the-scenes look at Target, visit ABullseyeView.com or follow @TargetNews on Twitter.