Associate Buyer | Processed Meat

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Apr 18, 2019
Apr 26, 2019
Employment Status
Full Time
Description: 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 and guest-inspiring assortments that Target is known and loved for. Our goal is to consistently deliver exceptional value, quality and style that elevates 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, both online and in our 1800 stores. Are you a creative problem-solver who loves to own a category as well as its 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 being at the forefront of supporting the best in-store and online assortments for one of the country's leading retailers. You'll work with several diverse vendors to execute bringing the right mix of product to guests. You'll manage the execution of a wide SKU count ensuring that your daily work is varied and develops you for a continued career within Merchandising. You'll use business knowledge, creativity, and experience to make decisions that directly and positively impact both Target Guests and fellow team members.

Working within Merchandise Buying, you will assist Buyers in system entry for item description and markdown updates. You will execute advertising plans and strategies for assigned product category including ad item selection, space allocation planning, pricing, ad volume forecasting and productivity analysis. Analysis of market trends, competition evaluation, assortment planning, and coordination of end-to-end promotional activities for review by the Buyer will be an important part of your role as an Associate Buyer. In addition, you will be responsible for running reports to analyze weekly and monthly category metrics.In partnership with product design and sourcing, you will assist the Buyer with guiding product development and executing the financial plan for your assigned categories. Aligning with cross-functional partners, you will manage communication with vendors for assigned product category to maximize sales and profit. You will use your strategic lens to assist Buyers with selection of item/assortment for assigned product category and other critical initiatives to drive the business forward.About you:
  • A four-year degree or equivalent work experience
  • Strong financial, strategic and planning skills
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with strong analytical, decision-making, and organization skills
  • Respects, appreciates and is curious about differences related to working with others; committed to developing an inclusive team
  • A performance-driven individual who demonstrates strong initiative and has superior leadership skills
  • Flexibility, resiliency and nimbleness; comfortable working in “grey areas” that are constantly changing
  • Comfortable taking risks, working through change and supporting creative chances
  • 1+ years merchandising experience preferred
  • Food and beverage experience a plus


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