Sr Manager Market Analysis

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Oct 06, 2018
Nov 17, 2018
Employment Status
Full Time
Description: Sr Manager Market Analysis Classification: Exempt

Date: October 2018

About us:

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 Finance, 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 Senior Manager on Target's Market Research and Analysis team, you will be responsible for market analysis, strategic planning and location research for Target's new and existing store capital investment programs.  You will partner closely across the Market Research, Finance and Properties-Real Estate, Operations, Stores and Merchandising teams to develop and communicate holistic market strategy, drawing on your expert geographic, store and market insights to influence new store build out strategy and store reinvestment decisions geared towards maximizing market value. You will own store sales forecasting for locations across your specific set of large and mid-sized markets, driving for accuracy while evaluating the importance of store location attributes; interpreting strategic tradeoffs, competitive positioning, site dynamics, market trends and demographic & economic indicators. You will leverage your excellent communication and influencing skills for presentations to Senior Leadership across MRA, Real Estate, Finance and the Capital Committee.  You will have the opportunity to contribute ideas to improve research methodologies, GIS systems, databases, demographics and analytical tools to identify key performance attributes and ensure best results.  Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:

  • Degree or equivalent in business, geography, urban planning or related field. Preferred MA/MBA.
  • 6-8 years of relevant business experience
  • Proven problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong project management skills in organization, planning and time management
  • Strong written and verbal communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to manage ambiguity, risk, and changing direction
  • Commitment to continuous learning
  • Ability to drive change and execute
  • 20-25% Travel


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