Sr Merchandise Specialist | Kitchen
SENIOR MERCHANDISE SPECIALIST (10156)
Date: December 2017
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.
A role in Buying means being at the forefront of supporting the best in-store and online assortments for one of the country's leading retailers. You'll work with several diverse vendors to execute bringing the right mix of product to guests. You'll manage the execution of a wide SKU count ensuring that your daily work is varied and develops you for a continued career within Merchandising. You'll use business knowledge, creativity, and experience to make decisions that directly and positively impact both Target Guests and fellow team members.
As a Sr Merchandise Specialist supporting your assigned categories for in-store and online channels, you'll play an integral role in bringing product to our Guest by providing key executional support to both our merchandise buying and planning teams. You will support new vendor set-ups and maintain item and vendor data across a SKU intensive business. You will be responsible for managing the vendor income process and will serve as a key contact between the Buyers and Vendors.You will offer proactive and timely communication for the department by acting as the liaison between Import Operations, Transportation, Store Ops and Vendors via phone, email, and meetings. The Sr Merchandise Specialist assists with sample coordination. Additionally, you will problem solve issues with our supply chain partners to analyze and ensure product flows through our network.
- 4-year degree or equivalent work experience
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Excellent organizational skills/ability to prioritize
- Multi-task oriented/detailed
- High sense of urgency/initiative
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Strong problem solving skills and ability to be a self-starter
- Ability to work independently and efficiently
- Respects, appreciates and is curious about diversity in relation to working with others; committed to developing an inclusive team