Localization Buyer - Black/African American - Essentials & Hardlines

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mar 26, 2021
Apr 20, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
L5 MULTICULTURAL BUYER - Multicultural Merchandising Black/AFAM - Essentials & Hardlines

Primary Function

As a Buyer on the Multicultural Merchandise & Enterprise Segmentation Team you will collaborate with Merchant, Marketing, Technology and other partners to create segmentation strategies for key enterprise segments through analytical rigor, influencing integration into assortments in support of category financial objectives. You will work across teams to ensure segmentation goals are both developed and consistently executed across categories. You will provide critical input into the development of assortment capabilities that will enable business value by improving the quality, timing, speed and flexibility of assortment decisions down to the appropriate segmented and localized level.

Key Responsibilities
  • Support and drive the Enterprise Black Guest Assortment Strategy within the Essentials and Hardlines pyramids, working in close alignment with key partners across Merchandising, Design, Owned Brands, Space & Presentation, Marketing, Diversity & Inclusion, Guest Insights, Assortment Planning, etc.
  • Leverage internal and external data and partners to identify key category trends and develop sustainable and scalable assortment plans that will deliver a more relevant experience for the guest - inclusive of Greenfield, Domo, Mintel, Kantar, etc.
  • Manage and support category and brand relationships across an array of vendors with varied business size, skillsets and market share, identifying new and emerging opportunities for Target to test and scale Black Owned/Founded/Led/Intended products.
  • Provide weekly and monthly reporting across the Multicultural team to ensure broad based strategic updates to key roundtable partners and leadership
  • Support store engagement initiatives and processes to maximize locally relevant opportunities.
  • Work collaboratively across the Multicultural Merchandising and Enterprise Segmentation team to ensure broad based strategic intent is achieved for consistency where needed
  • Serve as expert on current business, market and industry trends as it relates to the Black guest segment within Essentials and Hardlines.

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of Merchandising and/or Multicultural Work
  • Demonstrated cultural competency and passion for diversity & inclusion
  • Demonstrated ability to manage change and navigate ambiguity
  • Must be able to prioritize effectively and manage competing priorities effectively
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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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