2022 Diversity Leadership Symposium - Merchandising

Employer
Target
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Posted
May 13, 2022
Closes
May 31, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
Description: About us:
Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading retailers.

Event Description:
Target is hosting a comprehensive 3-day virtual symposium for about 100 rising Juniors. The symposium will focus on diversity and inclusion, development, the retail industry, and internship opportunities at Target.

Location and Dates:
  • Format: Virtual
  • Application Deadline: July 2, 2022
  • Symposium Event Dates: August 3-5, 2022


If you are selected to attend DLS, you will have the opportunity to:
  • Learn about Target and career opportunities within Merchandising, such as the roles of the Associate Buyer Intern & the Space & Presentation Intern.
  • Hear from our employee resource groups (Business Councils) members and learn about the value of diversity in retail
  • Attend developmental workshops, panels, and networking sessions with Target Leadership
  • Engage in job shadowing with Team Members from Merchandising
  • Participate in a case-study competition
  • You are guaranteed an interview for a Summer 2023 Internship!


Application and Eligibility Requirements:
  • Current undergraduate sophomore (graduating between December 2023-August 2024) with strong academic performance (current cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above)
  • Currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in Business, Retail Merchandising, Marketing or any related field
  • Strong sense of accountability and initiative with exceptional leadership qualities and decision-making skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with entrepreneurial spirit
  • Strong planning and organizational abilities
  • The ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Development-focused; eager to learn and to satisfy your innate curiosity
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, ambiguous, growth environment


As a potential Summer 2023 Space & Presentation Intern...
You'll gain a realistic job preview into life as a Space & Presentation Business Partner. Learn how to apply your financial, analytical and communication skills to impact the bottom line as we work to deliver products to guests anytime and anywhere. Manage a project from start to finish, and culminate your summer experience by presenting your results to leadership within your department. You'll gain valuable insight into the day-to-day role of a Space and Presentation Business Partner, and see how they negotiate and maintain business relationships with the largest vendors in the industry. We'll be supporting you with extensive training and robust development to help you grow as a strong Space and Presentation Intern, and you can expect a mix of project-based and on-the job-learning experiences to make sure you understand all that the role has to offer. Here's a few of the core responsibilities of our Space & Presentation teams at Target:
  • Create presentation strategies that align to the priorities and are guest centric to support the division's strategic priorities
  • Build partnerships with dynamic teams across the company to develop program workflow and deliverables
  • Become an expert on planogram systems and reporting and apply data and analytics to optimize planograms with Fixturing, Signing, Assets Protection, Store Support, Store Communications, Pricing, Marketing and Merchandising
  • Develop innovative and cost-efficient product presentation displays
  • Partner with merchants on presentation strategy creation and ensure strategy is executed in the programs


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

As a potential Summer 2023 Associate Buyer Intern...
You'll gain a realistic job preview into life as an Associate Buyer. Learn how to apply your strategic, analytical and collaborative skills to impact the bottom line as we work to deliver products to guests anytime and anywhere. Manage a project from start to finish, and culminate your summer experience by presenting your results to leadership within your business. You'll gain valuable insight into the day-to-day role of an Associate Buyer, and see how they help support assortment analysis and recommendations, maintain business relationships with the largest vendors in the industry, and execute promotional plans/strategies. We'll be supporting you with extensive training and robust development to help you grow as an Associate Buyer Intern, and you can expect a mix of project-based and on-the job-learning experiences to make sure you understand all that the role has to offer. Here's a few of the core responsibilities of the Associate Buyers at Target:
  • Execute advertising plans and strategies for your category via ad item selection, space allocation planning, pricing, ad volume forecasting and productivity analysis.
  • Watch market trends, evaluate competitors, plan assortments and coordinate end-to-end promotional activities for the Buyer to review.
  • Help Buyers with system input of item descriptions and markdown updates, and you'll generate reports to analyze weekly and monthly category metrics.
  • In partnership with product design and sourcing, support the Buyer in guiding product development and executing the financial plan for your categories.
  • Aligning with cross-functional partners, manage communication with vendors to support the planning and execution on any or all of the above.


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

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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