Operations Lead - Assortment Planning Capability

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mar 31, 2022
May 25, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
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.

Working within Merchandising Capabilities, your mission will be to help build and sustain an industry-leading portfolio of global capabilities that drive financial growth, enable efficiency, and unlock joy for each Guest. Our teams and products are aligned to key enterprise functions to accelerate and support Target's strategy through connected processes, innovative technology, and a best-in-class team. As a member of the Merchandising Capabilities team, you will enable and drive critical business operations to deliver day-to-day results, while continually building and advancing capabilities for the future.

The Assortment Planning team is focused on creating a competitive advantage for Target by making it easier to create assortments that are the most relevant to our Guests and deliver our financial and operational goals. The Merchandise Operations team is standing up a new team to enable the continuous improvement of the assortment planning capability. This team will focus on creating and maintaining consistent processes and roles related to assortment change moments.

About the Job:
As an Operations Lead for the Assortment Planning capability, you are accountable for determining when, where, and how solutions are implemented to enable businesses to more effectively achieve their business outcomes. Your core responsibilities include:
  • Develop & manage Capability Implementation Plans based off visibility to buyership-level T&As and solution specific adoption strategies
  • Drives implementation strategy through change management activities including communication and leading/coordinating trainings with functional operations and roundtable teams
  • End to End expert (Processes and R&Rs) on the assortment planning process for the key business type(s)
  • Proactively connect related solutions so that they are implemented seamlessly into the assortment planning process
  • Serves as the point of contact for other Merchandise Strategic Priorities to determine how/if they are integrated into current or future workstreams
  • Responsible for informing and facilitating capability planning routines (Capability Roadmap) to ensure solutions are being developed to unlock the most value for the enterprise
  • Lead cross capability projects to ensure consistent process and functional responsibilities between assortment planning on non-assortment planning activities

Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:
  • 4-year college degree (or equivalent experience)
  • 6+ years of Merchandising experience (Familiarity with Owned Brand functions & processes preferred)
  • Strong ability to self-organize and lead through ambiguity
  • Ability to communicate complex concepts in easy-to-understand terminology
  • Ability influence senior leaders to common ground, push for consistency where possible and navigate competing interests
  • Ability to clearly communicate business processes and outcomes to product teams
  • Experience with ability to facilitate communication between business and technology teams
  • Experience working in an agile environment (e.g. user stories, iterative development, etc.)

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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