Licensing Analyst

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jan 20, 2022
Feb 10, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
Licensing Analyst

Classification: Exempt

Date: January 2021

About us:

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

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.

To match the signature style and passion of Target's distinctive retail brand, Target Legal Affairs is a dynamic and deeply knowledgeable team of experts. Whether specializing in law, government affairs, employee relations, risk, licensing, compliance, ethics, security or food safety, we use our expertise and influence to advocate for Target, support Target's business and mitigate risk for the company. We work with both internal and external entities on key issues that affect Target's ability to productively, ethically and securely conduct business. Through our understanding of Target's business models and operations, we help facilitate Target's growth, and provide guidance that leaders rely on to make appropriate, well- informed decisions. Simultaneously, we help protect the business by applying our comprehensive understanding of risk and the law on issues that impact our brand, guests, team members, stores, distribution centers and corporate locations.

Here, you'll enjoy working autonomously with a healthy work-life balance. Your passion for learning the business, collaborating with others and building relationships with senior leaders and key business partners that you support will be essential to tackling the ever-changing legal and risk-based challenges we face in a dynamic and fast-paced retail environment.

A role on the licensing team means you ensure that all stores have their required licenses to remain compliant and to serve our guests, from general business, food, to adult beverage. You'll bring your high level of detail and organization, extreme curiosity and problem solving, ability to gather information from various sources, and passion for the work. Within licensing, you'll take on the interesting challenges of providing all required documents and payments to the many government agencies we deal with every day. You'll help Target succeed in current and new product strategies, including helping to expand the Adult Beverage business and see your contributions come to life at all stores existing and new.

As Licensing Analyst, Compliance you will:
  • Maintain assigned city, county and state license renewals as required by jurisdictions, accurately and on time. Licenses include general business, food, to adult beverage. Complete required gross receipt renewals on time and accurately.
  • Research local laws, new requirements and licenses by jurisdictions. Research requirements necessary to apply and receive license in time for rollout/opening.
  • Complete license work for new stores, expansions and special projects.
  • Learn and utilize all processes and systems, keeping information accurate and safe as required.
  • Communicate and partner effectively with entire licensing team, other Target business partners, and all external jurisdictions and counsel.
  • Use effective problem solving and decision making to protect Target information, mitigate risk, and ensure stores are operational.

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

About you:
  • B.A/B.S degree and 2+ years of experience or 4+ years of equivalent experience working with government
  • Strong problem-solving, analytical, decision making and research skills
  • Strong, precise, clear communication with internal and external partners
  • Strong planning and prioritizing skills
  • Excellent 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

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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