Sr Manager FP&A, Merchandise Finance
Date: May 2018
Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading retailers.
Right on pace with Target's distinctive retail brand, Target Finance and Accounting are transforming for the better. As so much more than a financial analyst or a behind-the-scenes number-cruncher, you will be a truly collaborative partner with a seat at the table. You'll bring your unique point of view, experience and passion for the work to your team and internal clients. In Finance, you'll be an integral voice in discussions that lead to Target's unparalleled shopping experience. Your analysis and recommendations will be directly applied to critical business decisions, from sales to merchandising and beyond. Within Accounting, you'll enjoy the interesting challenges of the competitive retail space, and you'll have a 360-degree impact—rather than on just one part of the business. You'll see your contributions come to life in virtually every area of this dynamic enterprise. And you'll grow and be challenged in your career while having a healthy balance with life outside of work.
A role in Financial Planning & Analysis means belonging to a great team of genuine, diverse, courageous and versatile people who put integrity and ethics at the heart of everything they do. Together, you'll drive outstanding financial results by enabling and accelerating Target's strategic execution. You'll nurture influential partnerships with leaders who value your credibility, thanks to the quality and reliability of your insights. To teams across Target, you'll bring your skills for analytical rigor, creative problem-solving and sound decision-making. You'll be an active contributor to cross-functional teams. You'll rise to the challenge of the dynamic retail industry, brining innovative solutions that have a direct impact on financial and operational direction-setting, merchandising and capital investments and how to best use our resources. All of your good work will help elevate and maintain Target as one of the world's most recognized and best-loved retail brands.
As a Sr. Manager FP&A, you'll take the lead as you manage and influence the strategic long range plan of a cross category division. You will play a critical role in the merchandising operating model through partnership with broad cross-functional partners by setting short and long term financial goals, while also evaluating how to optimize decisions along the way. You will be working closely with leaders in merchandising and operations to develop and execute business strategies, and evaluate the impact of capital and labor investments into the business. You will ensure sound financial decisions are being made by developing and maintaining financial models and other analytical tools to analyze the financial impact of strategies, and end to end profitability. Lastly, working alongside merchandising leadership to build and analyze monthly forecasts, annual goals, and providing an assessment of enterprise key performance indicators.
- 4-year college degree (Accounting, Business, Economics, or Finance)
- 5-8+ years of analytical business experience and/or merchandise finance experience, preferred
- MBA/CPA/MA desired
- Demonstrate innovative and creative problem solving skills with strong leadership skills
- Drives for results and manage execution: coordinate, prioritize, establish goals, ensure timelines are being met and use resources
- High level of initiative and organization, with the ability to be resilient and adaptable and manage ambiguity, risk, uncertainty and changing directions
- Works independently with limited direction