Associate Buyer | Produce & Floral

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Employer
Target
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Posted
May 31, 2018
Closes
Jun 28, 2018
Category
Management
Employment Status
Full Time
Description: ASSOCIATE BUYER (61193)
Classification: Exempt
Date: November 2017
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 Buying means working with several diverse vendors to choose the best product mix, both in-store and online. We help determine where to localize, while calibrating market positioning and acting as brand managers. Here, you'll own a wide SKU count so that your work is varied and challenging. Through cross-functional collaboration, instinct and creativity, you will be the expert on the guest, the market and the competition.As an Associate Buyer, you'll execute multiple sourcing tasks, new vendor onboarding, advertising plans, space allocation strategies, pricing and category productivity analysis. You'll manage secondary market purchases, watch market trends, evaluate competitors, plan assortments and coordinate end-to-end promotional activities for the Buyer to review. In addition, you'll onboard and integrate vendors into Target systems, execute multiple transition tasks and help Buyers with system input of item descriptions and markdown updates, and you'll generate reports to analyze weekly and monthly category metrics.In Partnership with the Planning and Inventory Management Team, you'll also support the Buyer in guiding product development and executing the financial plan for your categories. You'll be aligning programs with cross-functional partners, manage communications with vendors and maintaining your team updated to maximize categories sales and profitability. Your strategic perspective will be integral to Buyers selecting items and assortment.About you:
  • A four-year degree or equivalent work experience
  • Strong financial, strategic and planning skills
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with strong analytical, decision-making, and organization skills
  • A performance-driven individual who demonstrates strong initiative and has superior leadership skills
  • Flexibility and resiliency; comfortable working in “grey areas” that are constantly changing
  • Comfortable taking risks, working through change and supporting creative chances
  • 1+ years merchandising experience preferred
  • Must have an eye for style, trend curve framework

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