Sr Business Partner BP&N

Employer
Target
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Posted
Jul 20, 2021
Closes
Aug 04, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
Description:
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 $93 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.

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 Sr. Business Partner BP&N, you will develop negotiation strategies and partnerships which support Target's business initiatives and align with the integrity of the Target brand. You will Identify, analyze and evaluate vendor profitability in regards to cost negotiation, leveraging, compliance, vendor income and supply chain impact. This individual proactively identifies departments that are under leveraged in comparison to similar businesses, demonstrates strong understanding of Merchandising buying practices and negotiation techniques, and works and communicates well with all levels of management while building strong partnerships. You will benchmark vendor profitability practices from internal resources, top retail companies and other external companies determined to be appropriate.

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
• 2+ years of relevant experience
• 2+ years of merchandising experience preferred
• Strong negotiation skills
• Strong analytical, financial and problem solving skills
• Strong initiative; proactive
• Strong interpersonal skills

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
• 2+ years of relevant experience
• 2+ previous Retail Merchandising experience
• Strong negotiation skills
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills
• Strong financial background
• Strong interpersonal 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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