Sr Manager FP&A, Services

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Apr 13, 2019
May 01, 2019
Employment Status
Full Time
Description: Sr Manager FP&A, Services
Classification: Exempt
Date: April 2019

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 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 Senior Manager FP&A - Services, you will play a critical role in understanding and evaluating the retail market to help size and execute a new Services portfolio for Target.  You will bring your skills and experience in various business models, investments, joint ventures and partnerships to help drive this emerging business for Target.

As a member of the working team dedicated to Service, you will apply your curiosity and empathy to deepen the relationship with our guests by offering services that focus on helping all families simplify their lives.  Your responsibilities will include:

  • Scan macro markets, competition, investments, key startups and niche players to help Target develop a cohesive perspective on short and long term priorities and actions
  • Provide proactive, deep-dive reviews of multiple segments and opportunities
  • Structure disparate pieces of information and data to inform and/or guide team strategy
  • Understand and evaluate the retail market, conduct sizing analyses and business case modeling in order to provide detailed guidance regarding potential partnerships, acquisitions or investments
  • Support portfolio of initiatives by preparing company profiles and summaries utilizing primary and secondary research materials
  • Build knowledge and understanding of key players related to complex transactions, including legal, financial and tax
  • Research competitive information as well as key concepts and approaches with business partner(s) to raise the overall level of strategic thinking throughout the company
  • Provide insight on the goals, forecasts, and financial performance of the
  • Services portfolio, and help influence decisions
  • Interpret financial and operational performance to identify business risks and opportunities
Working Relationships
  • Reports to Director Strategy Finance
  • Close working relationship, dotted line reporting to VP Services
  • Interacts with senior leaders. Working teams will include members from all levels, pyramids, and operating companies within Target
  • Merchandising Services team, including SVP
  • External partners / start-ups

About you:

  • 4 year degree or equivalent experience, MBA (preferred)
  • Prior experience in retail, corporate strategy, corporate development and/or finance highly desirable
  • Demonstrated success developing and translating financial modeling
  • Strong financial analysis and structuring skills, including deal structures, negotiations, and in-depth understanding of financial statements
  • Ability to quickly establish rapport, credibility, trust and respect with peers, team members and executives. Able to influence team members and business partners to address complex business challenges
  • Experience developing business cases (high level and detailed)
  • Ability to interpret complex information and tailor communication of results for relevance to diverse audiences
  • Strong track record of analysis and execution
  • Strong conceptual skills, including flexibility in approach to problem-solving and ability to push beyond the obvious to find innovative solutions
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to assimilate information quickly and accurately
  • Demonstrate a consistent ability to contribute thought leadership in areas of conceptual and practical business management


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