Sr. Business Partner, Business Partnerships & Negotiations - National Brands

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mar 31, 2021
Apr 10, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
Sr. Business Partner, Business Partnerships & Negotiations

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.

About the job:

A role with Business Partnerships & Negotiations (BP&N) means supporting Merchandising in developing the best possible deals for Target through strategic partnerships and vendor negotiations. Here, you'll work with buyers on contract terms and vendor organizations to set strategies that get the maximum value for Target. Use your analytics expertise and strategic thinking to position Target and its vendors for the most productive and successful partnerships. Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals.

As a Senior (Sr) Business Partner BP&N, you will have operational ownership of aspects of the national brand negotiations capability. You will identify opportunities to drive enhanced negotiations outcomes through process, training, communication and product improvement.

Key Responsibilities include defining, implementing and operationalizing the continuing education strategy and roadmap for the BP&N team and owning the ongoing negotiations training strategy and roadmap for BP&N team and merchandising partners. You will partner with subject matter experts on development of content and coordination of training routines. This role owns managing the complex training calendar, budget and attendance for external negotiations training experience. You will own the definition and ongoing ownership of operational best practices and support for business terms and contract governance and management. This role will have responsibility over defining and measuring success metrics and monitor change progress as well as develop and execute change management and training plans to address behavioral & organizational needs. Key partners to this role include stakeholders across Merchandising, Planning, Accounts Payable, Legal and Finance.

The core responsibilities of this job are outlined within the job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:
  • Four-year degree or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of Retail Merchandising experience
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with strong analytical, decision-making, planning and organizational skills
  • Comfortable navigating and leading through ambiguous situations, diverse set of stakeholders and being able to influence Sr. Leadership and subject matter experts
  • Strong initiative; proactively identifies issues and solves problems
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience using sharepoint, one note or other project management tools
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and other MS Applications, including strong Microsoft Forms, Smartsheets and Microsoft Excel 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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