Director Merch Excellence, Quarterly Strategy & Operations

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jan 15, 2021
Jan 27, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
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 heightened 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 a Merchandise Excellence Senior Director, you will have to wear multiple different hats. Key goals will include:
  • Leads, develops and facilitates Quarterly Strategy Development with Merchandise Leadership Team in partnership the with newly developed quarterly cross functional team
  • Leads and develops Quarterly Business Review and Quarterly Business Preview in partnership with 50+ cross functional team
  • Partners with VP COS and GMM COS to develop and integrate quarterly enterprise initiatives
  • Define consistent seasonal strategy team within new structure in collaboration with broad cross functional team
  • Partner with Marketing and Site Merchandising to establish quarterly routines
  • Refine current strategy touch points to ensure clear deliverables
  • Streamline and drive consistency in all quarterly planning processes

About you:
  • 4-year college degree
  • 10+ years of experience
  • Merchandising background specifically within buying and understanding of both frequency, discretionary, national, and owned brand businesses
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Outstanding organizational 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

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please visit your nearest Target store or Distribution Center or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.


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