Director of Owned Brands Merchandising

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Oct 19, 2021
Oct 29, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time

Classification: Exempt
Date: October 2021

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 $90 billion retailer offers the innovative, guest-inspiring products 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 leadership role in Owned Brand Buying offers the opportunity to define a growth strategy for our exceptional food Owned Brands, including Good & Gather and Favorite Day. Through cross-functional collaboration and data and insight-mining, you will be the expert on the guest, the market and the competition. You'll be the point person to lead a cross functional team of food experts to deliver value to our guests and advance the strategic and financial objectives of our business. Here, you'll own a broad product portfolio and the end-to-end owned brand pyramid-level strategic initiatives so that your work is varied and challenging.

As an Director, Owned Brands Merchandising you'll drive omni-channel growth through two avenues - 1) building a long range growth plan for Food & Beverage owned brands that informs tactics across product development, sourcing and negotiations, pricing and promotions and merchandising and 2) building profitable, differentiated owned brand assortments for assigned categories. With responsibility for pyramid-scope leadership, you'll orchestrate work across a wide variety of functions and shape the priorities for the team of Owned Brand Senior Buyers. You'll lead prioritization decisions across product development, sourcing and marketing to achieve the long range plan for owned brands. As the owner of your owned brand category, you'll also provide key packaging inputs to initiate the creative process based on a thorough competitive assessment and desired messaging hierarchy and navigational needs. Your flexibility in reacting to project hurdles and your ability to translate financial metrics and data into actionable strategies will be critical.

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
  • 8+ years of Merchandising or Brand Management and Profit and Loss experience
  • Strong strategic and analytical skills to grow a business
  • Strong collaboration skills to partner with cross-functional team
  • Flexible, resilient and comfortable working in "gray areas" that are constantly changing

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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