Sr Buyer, Portable Electronics

Employer
Target
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Posted
May 12, 2022
Closes
Jun 02, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
Description:
Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading retailers.

Target Merchandising is evolving at an incredible pace. We are constantly reimagining how this $100+ billion retailer offers the innovative, guest-inspiring items that Target is known and loved for. Our goal is to deliver exceptional value, quality and style to elevate Target as the premier retailer in a competitive global marketplace. Through intelligent and progressive business strategies that make the most of Target's resources and partnerships worldwide, Merchandising works across product categories to create a localized shopping experience online and in our 1800 stores. Are you a creative problem solver who loves to see your work translate into real results? Can you collaborate effectively, execute a plan efficiently and positively influence how Target chooses and presents the right product in the right place at the right price? If so, you will have success on one of our dynamic teams.

A role in Buying means working with several diverse vendors to choose the best product mix, both in-store and online. We help determine where to localize, while calibrating market positioning and acting as brand managers. Here, you'll own a wide SKU count so that your work is varied and challenging. Through cross-functional collaboration, instinct and creativity, you will be the expert on the guest, the market and the competition.

A Senior Buyer helps create omni-channel growth by planning profitable and locally relevant assortments using your grasp of guest shopping behavior, assortment requirements and competitors. You will influence and negotiate with vendors to achieve results and identify gaps and opportunities. Your flexibility in reacting to business results and your ability to translate financial metrics and data into actionable strategies will be critical. You will lead cross-functional teams to drive category results while managing progress toward sales and margin goals. Your partnerships with product designers and/or category mangers and vendors will help guide product development as you source appropriately for your category. You will interact with Associate Buyers, Senior Merchandise Specialists, the Pricing and Promotion Center of Excellence, Planning, Site Merchandising, the Item Center of Excellence and many other expert partners in support of your promotional planning work across channels.

As the Senior Buyer for Portable Electronics, you will oversee the largest national brand vendor relationship at Target. As part of that partnership, you will oversee a growing portfolio of $2Bn+ and be hyper-focused on the strategies to maintain the growth of the category, including the following:

  • Build relationships and effectively influence without authority to drive business decisions and advance long-term strategic efforts
  • Lead key negotiations and explore new opportunities to drive sustainable, profitable growth
  • Oversee the rollout of the tech in-store experience and remodel program
  • Lead cross functional teams to ensure successful new product launches
  • Manage promotional planning to help differentiate Target as a leading tech retailer


In this role you will also have quarterly+ access to Target's leadership team and be responsible for bringing key support partners along in our strategies and growth goals.

About you:
  • Four-year degree or equivalent experience
  • 4+ years of Merchandising experience
  • Strong strategic and analytical skills to grow a business
  • Strong collaboration skills to partner with cross-functional teams, take the right partners at the right time and influence without authority
  • Willingness to take risks, challenge the status quo, and work under ambiguous circumstances
  • Innate curiosity and desire to learn with a strong inclination to drive for results
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Desire to contribute to a team culture of bold strategic thinking and Target's values of Inclusivity, Connection and Drive


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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