Sr. Business Partner, Business Partnerships & Negotiations

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Oct 13, 2021
Oct 28, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
Sr. Business Partner, Business Partnerships & Negotiations

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



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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