Associate Planner | Ready to Wear

Employer
Target
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Posted
Apr 15, 2018
Closes
May 05, 2018
Category
Management
Employment Status
Full Time
Description: Associate Planner

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, guest-inspiring items that Target is known and loved for. Our goal is to deliver exceptional value, quality and style to elevate 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 online and in our 1800 stores. Are you a creative problem solver who loves to see your work translate into real 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. A role in Planning means being in charge of the financials and forecasting for one of Target's businesses. Here, you'll conduct comparative analysis of holiday or other seasonal performance reports and provide the insights that inform the Inventory team's work 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. As anĀ Associate Planner, you will develop the business strategies that ensure product availability and profitable sales. Your work will make a positive impact by analyzing category results and identifying insights and opportunities across key financial metric including sales, margin and ROI. You will determine item-level investments to support category financial plans as a part of pre-season vendor commitments. Through business analysis and clustering, you will help identify segmentation opportunities to drive localization strategies. Your skills will support strategic decisions about how we forecast sales and inventory needs to deliver guests with the products they want most. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.
About you:
  • A four-year degree or equivalent work experience
  • Demonstrated leadership and decision-making skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to work well within varying degrees of ambiguity

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