Sr Merchandise Specialist | Food & Bev Seasonal Planning

Employer
Target
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Posted
Jun 03, 2018
Closes
Jun 27, 2018
Category
Management
Employment Status
Full Time
Description: SENIOR MERCHANDISE SPECIALIST (10156)
Classification: Non-Exempt
Date: May 2018
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 Food and Beverage Seasonal Planning means working with several Merchandising teams to choose the best product mix. 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 a Senior Merchandise Specialist supporting the Food and Beverage Pyramid, you will provide executional support for both our merchandise buying and planning teams.  You will be integral to executing assortment decisions for incremental assets throughout the store that are constantly changing to ensure Target is positioned as a seasonally relevant retailer. You will proactively communicate on behalf of the pyramid in meetings and via email, acting as a liaison for Merchants, Space & Presentation, Store Ops and vendors. You will also help coordinate samples and solve problems to ensure we improve operational efficiency, provide a positive guest experience and drive profitable sales throughout the year.About you:
  • Four-year degree or equivalent work experience
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks
  • Detail-oriented multitasker
  • High sense of urgency and takes initiative as a self-starter
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently

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