Store Operations Visual Strategy Lead - In-Store Experience

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Apr 02, 2021
Apr 24, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
Store Operations Visual Strategy Lead- In-Store Experience

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 Store Operations is continuing to transform the way it operates. Here, your work directly supports the store mission to be the guest favorite through successfully developing and communicating the processes for operations, style and experience, new structures, new operating models and new technology, and utilizing workforce management activities for our 1,800 locations nationwide. Store Operations manages and enhances the informational resources for researching and resolving operational issues, while guiding and communicating with the field team and leaders who use them. Are you a customer service enthusiast who can actively listen to many points of view and then visualize how they'll perform when operationalized in a store? Are you happy to partner with leaders as well as field team members who are often the experts on how well a process is working? Can you creatively envision more efficient processes and how they'll deliver a better experience for guests and team members? Do you possess the innovative mindset to question the status quo, and the confidence to work under varying degrees of ambiguity and well-informed experimentation? Then you'll have success on one of our dynamic teams. A role with Experiential Operations means a big opportunity to continuously elevate guests' in-store experience to new levels of awesome. Whether it's Visual, Technology or Events, this team focuses on the processes that ensure a guest experience far above anything the competition can offer by nurturing Target brand love and loyalty at the store level.

As a Visual Strategy Lead, your role will be critical to the implementation of our field Visual Merchandising Strategy across all stores. The Visual Merchandising team establishes their expertise within Store Operations by partnering with cross functioning teams within Merchandising, Marketing and our HQ Visual Merchandising Office to develop tools, resources, and training of all visual work occurring in stores within Apparel & Accessories (A&A), Home, Company Space, Baby and Signing.

In this role you will lead strategic partnerships and support the development of a long-term plan that positions Visual Merchandising for future growth. You will use data from sales, brand performance, domo, other metrics and research to inform teams' strategies and work. You will benchmark external performance, and identify emerging trends, best methods, tools, technologies that can influence innovation. Acting as a Visual Merchandising advocate for stores, you will support and lead store visits to assess, solicit feedback, and identify ways to reduce store expense and rework, simplify processes and answer questions. You will also use strong project management skills to meet deadlines and hold clients accountable. Lastly, you will support the development of process documentation and guides used to select, hire, and performance manage the visual merchandising skill in the field and across stores.

Core responsibilities are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:
  • 4-year degree or equivalent experience in visual merchandising, fashion merchandising, exhibition design, or visual communications
  • 3+ years of experience as a visual merchandiser/manager, in specialty retail, or operations preferred knowledge of design, fashion trends, and products
  • Ability to establish and maintain cross-functional working relationships
  • Ability to manage project effectively and work in ambiguous environment
  • Proven experience achieving results by leading, partnering, and influencing others
  • Strong critical thinking, problem solving, and attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

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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