Buyer, Small Formats - Essentials / Beauty (Full-Time Remote or Hybrid)

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Dec 04, 2021
Dec 16, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
Buyer - Small Formats Merchandising



About Us:

As a Fortune 50 company with more than 350,000 team members worldwide, Target is an iconic brand and one of America's leading retailers.

Working at Target means the opportunity to help all families discover the joy of everyday life. Caring for our communities is woven into who we are, and we invest in the places we collectively live, work and play. We prioritize relationships, fuel and develop talent by creating growth opportunities, and succeed as one Target team. At our core, our purpose is ingrained in who we are, what we value, and how we work. It's how we care, grow, and win together.

The mission of the Small Format and Localization team in Merchandising is to drive growth for Target by creating and scaling locally relevant merchandising solutions. As a member of this team, you will be responsible for developing and implementing the enterprise localization strategy. The team is responsible for everything from ensuring stores have apparel that is climate appropriate, to leading Multicultural Assortment strategy across the Enterprise, to curating locally relevant Small Format store merchandising.

As a Small Format Buyer on the Small Formats and Localization Team, you'll operate at Pyramid level scope to support the Small Format Sr. Buyer on strategy development and lead the Associate Buyer on assortment analysis & execution. You will meet unique and local guest needs through establishing and documenting sustainable assortment build processes to activate chain and small format segmentation strategies. This includes analyzing existing store performance, trip mission information, and guest demographic data to help inform core merchants on the unique needs of our small formats based on store cluster and floorpad size.

The Buyer also plays a critical role in translating broader Enterprise and Category Segmentation merchandising strategies into smaller spaces while also providing visibility to core merchandising on potential white space assortment opportunities. This role will further support the Associate Buyer in developing specific direction on POG build to ensure strategies can be proofed and audited against assortment health metrics.

Additionally, you'll collaborate with multiple cross-functional partners with the goal of delivering outstanding sales and profit performance and developing sustainable processes for long-term scalability of small format stores. Partnerships include: Store Operations to incorporate field team assortment feedback, Space & Presentation to ensure merchandise strategies are aligned to space, Inventory Management Operations to ensure on shelf product availability, and Category Management teams for POG build.

About You:
  • 2+ years merchandising experience preferred
  • A four-year degree or equivalent experience
  • Strong financial, strategic, and planning skills
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with strong analytical, decision-making, and organization skills
  • A performance-driven individual who demonstrates strong initiative and has superior leadership skills
  • Flexibility and resiliency; comfortable working in "grey areas" that are constantly changing
  • Comfortable taking risks and leading through change

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

This position may be considered for a Full-Time Remote or Hybrid work arrangement based on Target's needs. A Hybrid work arrangement means the team members core role will be a blend of virtual and onsite at a Target location. A Full-Time Remote work arrangement means the team member works full-time from home or an alternate location that's not a Target location, does not have a desk at their primary HQ work location and may travel to HQ up to 4 times a year.

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada residents is $62,500 to $112,500. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, Target cares about and invests in you as a team member, so that you can take care of yourself and your family. Find competitive benefits from financial and education to well-being and beyond.

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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