Sr Manager Market Analysis (Full-Time Remote or Hybrid)

Employer
Target
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Posted
Jan 04, 2022
Closes
Jan 16, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
Description:
About us:

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

Right on pace with Target's distinctive retail brand, Target Finance and Accounting are transforming for the better. As so much more than a behind-the-scenes number-cruncher, you will be a truly collaborative partner with a seat at the table. You'll bring your unique point of view, experience and passion for the work to your team and internal clients. In Finance, you'll be an integral voice in discussions that lead to Target's unparalleled shopping experience. Your analysis and recommendations will be directly applied to critical business decisions, from sales to merchandising and beyond. Within Finance, you'll enjoy the interesting challenges of the competitive retail space, and you'll have a 360-degree impact-rather than on just one part of the business. You'll see your contributions come to life in virtually every area of this dynamic enterprise. And you'll grow and be challenged in your career while having a healthy balance with life outside of work.

A role on the Financial Planning and Analysis team means providing insight and guidance to support Target's strategic growth strategies and financial decisions. You'll deliver objective and financially-focused insights to the business owners and finance leaders. You will be a critically important resource for long-term and annual financial planning, analysis and drive cross-company initiatives.

As a Senior Manager on Target's Market Research and Analysis team, you will be responsible for market analysis, strategic planning and location research for Target's new and existing store capital investment programs to ensure Target is positioned to win today and into the future.

You will partner closely across Market Research, FPA, Properties, Strategy and Insights, as well as core business including Merchandising, Market, and Operations teams to bring a Geo-Spatial lens to Target's key enterprise strategies, identifying tradeoffs across store location attributes, competitive positioning, market trends, as well as demographic and economic indicators.

You will leverage data-driven problem solving approaches and key insights to influence how Target maximizes its geo-spatial footprint to achieve key performance metrics and position Store's role as the 'Hub' of Target's growth strategies.

You will influence store reinvestment decisions geared towards maximizing KPIs and identifying tradeoffs, through both established routines and through the development of new routines across key partners.

You will leverage your excellent communication skills for presentations to Senior Leadership across MRA, FPA and key partners.

You will have the opportunity to contribute ideas to improve research methodologies, GIS systems, databases, demographics and analytical tools. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:
  • MA/MBA or equivalent in business, geography, urban planning or related field
  • 6-8 years relevant business experience
  • Strong analytical, decision-making, project management and organizational skills
  • Superior leadership skills with enthusiasm, initiative and a passion for results
  • Experienced in collaborating across departments/business units and driving results through collaboration
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills; tailors message by audience, negotiate consequences, handle crisis, setbacks and conflicts constructively and diplomatically, and provide essential information to the right people at the right time; relationship-building aptitude
  • Strong problem solving skills. Ability to break down problems into fundamental parts, identify root causes, synthesize findings, and make informed decisionsā€‹
  • Proven ability to influence and communicate complex ideas effectively, verbally and in writing (including comfort with Excel and PowerPoint) ā€‹
  • Ability to take risks, learn quickly, challenge the status quo, and work under ambiguous circumstances
  • 0-5% Travel


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.

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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