Lead Business Partner BP&N

Minneapolis, Minnesota
May 04, 2022
Jun 04, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
Lead Business Partner, Business Partnerships & Negotiations

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.

A role with Business Partnerships & Negotiations (BP&N) means supporting Merchandising in developing the best possible deals for Target through strategic partnerships and vendor negotiations. Here, you'll work with buyers on contract terms and vendor organizations to set strategies that get the maximum value for Target. Use your analytics expertise and strategic thinking to position Target and its vendors for the most productive and successful partnerships. Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals.

As a Lead Business Partner BP&N, you will develop negotiation strategies and partnerships which support Target's business initiatives and align with the integrity of the Target brand. As a Lead Business Partner BP&N, you will have operational ownership of the Joint Business Planning capability. You will identify opportunities to drive enhanced negotiations outcomes through process, communication and product improvement. You will lead development of annual Joint Business Planning (JBP) Strategy, Roadmap and Best Practices and build and drive cross functional partnership with strategic stakeholders across Merchandising, Planning, Marketing and Finance in JBP process. This individual will partner with Product (technology) and Finance on vision and future roadmap for Supplier Business Planning technology and build and execute sequenced communication plan & training of the new JBP technology. You will drive ongoing assessment of JBP negotiation capability health and outcomes across all stakeholders and identify opportunities to enhance and scale negotiation capabilities across divisions; prioritize business opportunities based on financial business case and stakeholder alignment. You will build and facilitate internal and external communication plan and user training experience for process and technology related needs.

The core responsibilities of this job are outlined within the job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:
  • Four-year degree or equivalent experience
  • 6+ years of relevant merchandising experience
  • 2+ years of buying or planning experience, ideally with national brand vendor negotiations experience
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with strong analytical, decision-making, project management, planning and organizational skills
  • Strong initiative; proactively identifies issues and solves problems
  • Strong financial background, 2+ years of experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills

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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