Owned Brand Strategy Lead, Hardlines | Toys

Minneapolis, Minnesota
May 25, 2022
Jun 23, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
About us:
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 $70 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.

As an Owned Brand Strategy Lead, you will work with the Owned Brand Management Team to influence category relevant owned brand strategy and assortment. You will utilize internal and external data to gain deeper understanding of the business and Target performance. You will partner closely with the category buyers to understand merchant strategies and develop annual owned brand category strategies inclusive of Insights, How to Win, Assortment line plans, financials and claims. You will need to translate long range owned brand strategies to an assortment line plan to support cross-functional teams product development. You will develop initial category launch plans in partnership with Merchandising, Digital, and Marketing teams to drive awareness and trial.

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

About you:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • 4+ years of Merchandising experience with various product categories and omni- channel retail experience preferred (Experience launching owned brands preferred)
  • Strong collaboration skills to partner with cross-functional team
  • Flexible, resilient and comfortable working in "grey areas" that are constantly changing
  • Strong strategic and analytical skills to drive growth in business

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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