Sr Merchandise Specialist | C02

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Jul 20, 2018
Aug 03, 2018
Employment Status
Full Time
Classification: Non-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 a Senior Merchandise Specialist supporting your categories for in-store and online channels, you'll provide key executional support to both our merchandise buying and planning teams. You will be integral to new vendor setup and to maintaining item and vendor data across many SKUs. You will proactively communicate on behalf of the department in meetings and via email,acting as the liaison for internal cross-functional partners and external vendor partners. You will help coordinate samples from vendors to marketing partners, visual merchandising partners, and merchandising teams. You will need to leverage problem solving skills to ensure successful product flow through our network in collaboration with key supply chain partners.

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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