Lead Consultant Merch Ex| Operations Manager

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Mar 24, 2019
May 01, 2019
Employment Status
Full Time
Description: Lead Consultant Merch Ex| Operations Manager

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.

The Merchandise Excellence Team develops and aligns enterprise business planning, seasonal planning, activation and analytics.  In addition, this team leads the company in establishing and implementing ongoing initiative intake and prioritization processes to continually assess, select and activate company priorities.  In 2019, the team will have a heighten focus on optimizing strategy development and execution disciplines across the various routines in merchandising and that impact the company.  Finally, the Merchandise Excellence team partners closely with Target's Merchandise Excellence Operations team (Chief of Staffs) to execute cross company routines.

As an Operations Manager, you will have to wear multiple different hats.  Key goals will include:
• Routine refinement of +22 merchandising routines
• Defines timing & action and inputs /outputs
• Lead key merch initiatives:  Partner Summit, Merch Showcase, etc.
• Conduit of MX priorities & cross company emerging work
• Partners with the quarterly team to determine operational efficiencies within current quarterly strategy process
• Leads routine meetings within Merchandise Excellence team
• Partners with cross company CFT to develop and streamline merch events

About you:
• 4-year college degree
• 6+ Years of Related Experience
• Strong leadership skills
• Outstanding project management skills
• Excellent knowledge of cross company interdependencies and responsibilities
• Strong collaboration skills
• Ability to develop strong cross functional partnerships
• Strong communication and presentation skills
• Change management experience
• Experience within Target Merchandising


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