Sr Manager Communications, Merchandising

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jul 20, 2021
Aug 02, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
Senior Manager, Communications


Classification: Exempt

Date: June 2020

About us:

Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading retailers.

A role with Target Enterprise Communications means a chance to continuously improve the quality, relevance, creativity and authenticity of both internal and external storytelling. Bring your skills as a bold and forward-thinking professional communicator who thrives on building confidence, driving brand love and creating value. Here, you'll shine as a relationship-focused pro who's strategically minded, an expert executor and an articulate brand ambassador. Rise to the challenge of driving results with smart risk-taking, constant innovation and perpetual teaching and learning. Comprised of Public Relations, Public Affairs, Crisis Management and Internal Enterprise Communications, this team strengthens and protects Target's reputation and helps drive traffic, sales and guest loyalty. You'll develop deep relationships with business partners to ensure critical information flows through multiple channels, building confidence with team members and external stakeholders and strengthening Target's position within the competitive retail marketplace.

As a Senior Manager in Communications, you will support the Merchandising organization and lead internal and external positioning for key retail categories. You will develop communications strategies to support the business and executive leadership and be accountable for partnering across the organization to bring communications plan to life.

In this position you will play a leading role in driving Target's business narrative for Merchandising and our corporate strategy with plans that support our multi-category portfolio and advance our retail leadership. You will ensure we are sharing compelling, relevant stories across the business both internally with the Target team and externally with top-tier, national media and key stakeholders. Your job is to ensure we are communicating the strength of our Merchandising and corporate strategy in support of the overall business.

Additionally, you will lead executive communications plans for Merchandising and support our Chief Growth Officer for key company meetings and external speaking, developing and writing communications and speeches. You will collaborate closely alongside Communications team members and other partners across Target to build cohesive, consistent and complementary storytelling while promoting and protecting Target's reputation.

Looking ahead, your charge is to continually assess, refine and elevate communications efforts and determine new and exciting ways to engage key audiences. This position will also have a direct report and you will be responsible for playing an important role in talent growth and development, along with guiding the team to deliver and develop strategic communications programs.

While there are a number of success factors that will be important for this role, a strong candidate will have:
  • A deep desire to collaborate and remain open to learning and considering new ways of advancing communications efforts
  • An ability to collaborate with peers and influence direction
  • A proven record of leading people and cross-functional teams (multiple disciplines, different expertise) in complex and ambiguous projects
  • A creative mind, a practical outlook and unwavering ability to remain nimble and focused
  • Superb organizational skills and a keen attention to detail
  • The ability to establish a clear vision and marshal teams to bring it to life
  • An ability to craft a range of communications with a focus on clear and compelling storytelling that meets key objectives
  • Executive presence and experience coaching and counseling C-level leaders
  • A proven ability to engage media to promote and protect reputation
  • Strong business acumen with a curiosity to understand what other companies are doing and a desire to apply those insights and best practices to our own work
  • An ability to bring an informed point of view and translate strategy into action and measurable results
  • Experience overseeing all aspects of an agency management (talent, SOWs, budgets, feedback)
  • Minimum of 8 years of professional experience, preferably including experience working at an agency and in a corporate environment

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


Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

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