Merchandising 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.
Buying - A role in Buying means being at the forefront of choosing the best in-store and online assortments for one of the country’s leading retailers. You’ll work with several diverse vendors to achieve the right mix of product. Team members within the Buying organization help determine where to localize while calibrating market positioning and acting as brand managers. You’ll own a wide SKU count so that your daily work is varied and stretches your skills to new levels of awesomeness. You’ll use both market knowledge, creativity and instinct to make decisions that directly and positively impact both Target guests and fellow team members worldwide.
Planning - A role in Planning means being in charge of the financials and forecasting for a business within one of the country’s leading retailers. You’ll partner heavily with Finance to review forecasting, and you’ll own P&L and EBIT results for your category. Planning roles also involve comparative analysis of holiday or other seasonal performance reports, the insights from which will inform the Inventory team to ensure that product supports projected sales. Acting as the hub between Merchandising and Supply Chain, you will create a financial link between these two essential groups and have a voice in some of the most important decisions from a financial strategy standpoint.
Sourcing - A role in Sourcing means having a hand in developing products that have a positive impact on people and the planet. We integrate our sourcing capabilities with our propensity for quality and social responsibility to positively impact the cost and quality of our products. We care about the lives of the people who make the products Target guests love, and we’re mindful of the impact our manufacturing practices have on the environment. In Sourcing, you’ll apply your apparel and accessories and/or home goods expertise to promote and apply responsible sourcing practices while driving the success and growth of Target’s owned brands. The Sourcing team starts at the very earliest stages of product development, builds out the costing models and tracks where product stands at every step in the production cycle, from overseas shipping to our import warehouses, distribution centers and stores. And since Target is indeed a global company, you’ll be part of the team that manages global relationships in partnership with the buying team who shop for trends all over the world. Your ability to stay aware of our suppliers’ activities will help ensure compliance with responsible practices, and you’ll have influence over which manufacturers Target chooses to work with. You’ll be a close point-of-contact with Target team members in sourcing offices located in 20 countries around the globe, and you’ll support their work as liaisons among buyers, product developers and overseas partners.
Pricing & Promotion – Pricing & Promo Center of Excellence develops enterprise wide Pricing and Promotion strategies with merchants impacting millions of dollars. Pricing strategies affect everyday retails, promotional effectiveness, clearance management and competitive pricing. This team focuses on leading promotional offer strategy and effectiveness. The Price & Promo COE is 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.
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