Lead Consultant AIC

Minneapolis, Minnesota
May 25, 2021
Jun 13, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
About us:
Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading retailers.

Merchandising Insights is the engine working to create the most informed Merchandising team in retail. As a member of this cutting-edge, data-driven team, you will help pioneer and lead efforts to advance our insights capabilities and routines across Merchandising. This team works cross functionally across the organization, partnering with various product teams, strategic partners, and Merchandising teams,, driving innovation in how our teams run their business. Merchandising Insights is well known for its signature ability to drive critical business insights and build the very best teams, and we infuse our work with Target's distinctive retail brand by continuously experimenting, evolving and innovating. Our teams serve to positively impact our Target guest experience by connecting teams with data, analytics, and insights to ensure we meet all critical guest needs. Our dynamic, passionate and solution-oriented team comprises specialized professionals that can bridge solutions across business teams, technology, and product teams to drive long-term value and business efficiencies.

Working within Merchandising Insights, your mission will be to partner across assigned businesses to properly understand critical business needs, define solutions, and bridge with our overall capabilities roadmap to drive continuous innovation and elevation of key business functions.

As a Lead Consultant, you'll create and execute strategic roadmaps that advance our insights capabilities across various segments of the business. In partnership with business leaders, you will drive the necessary prioritization and solutions across both internal and external partner teams to drive new, data-driven behaviors that help unlock a more strategic, guest-centric approach that will influence Merchandising strategies and processes. By leveraging the product model approach, you'll build empathy, understanding, and robust relationships with Merchandising leaders and teams to define and create tailored insights solutions that leverage Company, Competitive, and Guest-based insights to inform key decisions and processes across the business. You will leverage your strong analytical thinking and team leadership capabilities to motivate and shepherd key priorities with product and support teams. We'll support you along the way with strong onboarding, as well as personal and career development, to help you grow as a strong Lead Consultant. The exciting part of retail? It's always changing! Core responsibilities of this job are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About You:

  • Four-year degree or equivalent experience
  • 6+ years of work experience in Merchandising, Category Management, Product Management, and/or Strategy
  • Strong conceptual skills and ability to translate concepts into actionable insights and tactics
  • Excellent analytical, decision-making, project management, and communication skills
  • Ability to assimilate information quickly and accurately.
  • Track record of success in dealing effectively with complex projects entailing frequent interaction with senior executives.

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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