Data Analyst - Merchandising (Full-Time Remote or Hybrid)

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jan 12, 2022
Jan 27, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
JOIN US AS A DATA ANALYST - Merchandising Analytics and Insights

About us:

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

Behind one of the world's best loved brands is a uniquely capable and brilliant team of data analysts. The Target Merchant Analytics team creates the tools and data products to sustainably educate and enable our business partners to make great data-based decisions at Target. We are experts in data sourcing, data visualizations, and providing action oriented insights used by clients throughout the enterprise. We also play a key role in identifying the test-and-measure or A/B test opportunities that continuously help Target improve the guest experience, whether they love to shop in stores or at

Core Focus:

A Lead Data Analyst role with our Merchandising Analytics and Insight team means you will
  • connect teams with trusted data and high quality insights
  • provide a complete lens of the 3C's (Company, Competition and Consumer)
  • deliver world-class product solutions in partnership with our product teams
  • driving prioritized metrics and efficient insights
  • embrace a continuous-learning mindset

As a part of the Merchandising Analytics and Insights team, our analysts work closely with business owners as well as technology and data product teams staffed with product owners and engineers. They support all Merchandising strategic initiatives with data, reporting and analysis. Merchandising teams rely on this team of analysts to bring data to support decision making.

As a Data Analyst your responsibilities will be exploring data, technologies, and the application of mathematical techniques to derive business insights. Data analysts spend their time determining the best approach to gather, model, manipulate, analyze and present data. You will lead an agile team which requires active participation in ceremonies and team meetings. In this role, you'll have opportunities to continuously upskill to stay current with new technologies in the industry via formal training, peer training groups and self-directed education.
This role specifically will support a new initiatives requiring new data and metric development. Your curiosity and ability to roll up guest level insights will be critical. The team will leveraging in store analytic data to measure the impact of promotions, product placement, or physical changes at any given store has on store operations, guest experience and purchase decisions. This new capability are still being defined, which allows for creative thinking and leadership opportunities. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:
  • 4 year degree or equivalent quantitative work experience
  • Understands Programming: SQL, Python, Scala; test driven development
  • Ability to learn, use, and teach reporting tools
  • Understand BI and Data dependencies
  • Demonstrates strong Math and/or Statistics; Mathematical logic (AND, OR, NOT); Descriptive Statistics; Applied Calculus (weighted averages, rates of change, single variable)
  • Statistical modeling
  • Demonstrate Testing and Research design; apply the scientific method and experimental design; generate insight from observation data
  • Proficiency in at least 1 visualization tool (i.e. Tableau, Domo, Power BI) with willingness and ability to learn additional visualizations tools

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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