Sr Communications Business Partner - Properties

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sep 23, 2021
Oct 02, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
Job Title: Sr Communications Business Partner - Properties

Classification: Exempt

Date: September 2021

About us:

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

A role with Target Communications means a chance to continuously improve the quality, relevance, creativity and authenticity of internal and external storytelling. This team strengthens and protects Target's reputation and helps drive traffic, sales and guest loyalty. Bring your skills as a bold and forward-thinking 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.

At Target, our nearly 1,900 stores are at the center of how we serve our guests - offering an easy, differentiated and safe shopping experience to all families across the country. Target's Properties team is making big investments that will continue building guest trust, brand love and business growth for years to come - including full-store remodels, new store openings, supply chain expansions and more sustainable operations that benefit people and our planet.

As Target Communications Sr. Business Partner, you will lead enterprise and external communications that highlight Target's investments in physical properties and their role in bringing ease and convenience to Target guests.
  • This position is responsible for working with Target's Properties leaders to communicate the continued investments in stores and supply chain facilities that elevate the guest experience, enable stores to operate as fulfillment hubs across the country, and support our REACH objectives in driving change and making Target more accessible to all communities.
  • The role will collaborate closely with Target Communications experts, internal colleagues and agency partners to develop communication plans for a wide range of stakeholders.

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

Responsibilities include:
  • Advise SVP Properties and additional leaders regarding communications, including preparing their participation in internal and external forums.
  • Develop quarterly communications goals, strategic plans and narratives that showcase Target's investments in its properties and the role they play in enterprise strategy.
  • Lead reactive communications and navigate complex or sensitive issues with cross-functional partners to protect and strengthen Target's reputation.
  • Serve as an on-record spokesperson for Target with media.
  • Develop relationships with relevant media in the communities where we do business.
  • Manage PR agency relationships, performance and budgets.
  • Monitor the media landscape daily to better understand how Target and our competitive set are being covered externally.

About you:
  • 7-10 years of related experience
  • Strategic thinking (and ability to translate strategy into action and measurable results)
  • Executive presence and the ability to coach/counsel senior leaders
  • Ability to collaborate with peers and influence without authority
  • Ability to balance multiple competing priorities on a daily basis
  • Strong writing for various forms (i.e., email, speeches, media talking points)
  • Media relations experience
  • Storytelling mindset
  • Business acumen
  • Experience working in a corporate communications or agency setting

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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