Sr Analyst Everyday Pricing Insights Activation - Food & Bev (Full-Time Remote or Hybrid)

Employer
Target
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Posted
Jun 08, 2022
Closes
Jul 07, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
Description:

Everyday Pricing Insights Sr. Analyst

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 a rapidly-growing $100 billion retailer offering innovative, guest-inspiring assortments and advancing our capabilities to do this for decades to come. We deliver exceptional value, quality and style that elevates Target as the premier retailer in a competitive marketplace.

Are you a creative data-driven problem-solver? Do you want to see your insights come to life through results? Can you collaborate, 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.

As an Everyday Pricing Insights Analyst in Target's Pricing & Promotions Center of Excellence, you play an integral role working beside buyers, planners, and promotional planning teams. You will own the pricing decisions for a set of categories and develop pricing insights by assessing competitive, financial and guest data relating to our pricing performance. You will activate against these insights with a broad set of partners including our pricing strategy teams, global Pricing operations, merchant partners, Data Sciences, and product teams, across the Pricing & Promotions COE, and with Merchandising teams. You will bring these insights to life in the following ways:

  • Own pricing decisions and investment opportunities for a set of categories within Food & Beverage pyramid
  • Regularly review your category's price position in the marketplace with buyers, planners, and promo planning teams.


  • Weekly assessment and response to changes in the competitive and business environment to ensure that Target maintains strong everyday price position.
  • Market intelligence summaries of strategic pricing changes implemented by key competitors
  • Maintain a Pricing Playbook for each division, key seasons, and bring data-driven recommendations that improve our future price position and/or financial results.
  • Delivery of objectives tied to captainships which improve the performance of the global Everyday Pricing and Competitive Retail Intelligence teams
  • Lead weekly competitive promo and pricing routines for top sales driving items in key seasons.


To achieve these goals, you will engage in a number of activities including, but not limited to:

  • Influence pricing outcomes by building strong, trusted relationships with merchants, strategy & planning teams, pricing product teams, and operations.
  • Developing and prioritizing action plans to improve KPI metrics via a blend of short-term countermeasures and long-term solutions
  • Using domain expertise to determine the most effective data sources to improve pricing performance, inclusive of multiple internal reporting tools, 3rd party insights platforms, or acquisition of data through field studies
  • Using economic and pricing strategies to improve gross margin performance and price perception


  • Creating compelling problem statements and business cases to support and advance our pricing strategy
  • Assessing and balancing stakeholder interests in managing price competitiveness vs gross margin
  • Providing subject matter expertise on pricing capabilities


Minimum requirements:

  • 4-year degree or equivalent work experience


  • 2-5 years of professional work experience
  • Demonstrated peer leadership and decision-making skills
  • Ability to influence others through the use of data and insights
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to maximize relationships
  • Strategic orientation and comfortable with ambiguity


  • Strong data analysis skills
  • Ability to manipulate data in Excel
  • Strong financial acumen
  • Self-starter, ability to work independently


Desired Requirements:

  • Understanding of Merchandising Product Lifecycle or prior experience on a merchandising team
  • Microeconomic and Pricing concepts in theory and application


This position may be considered for a Full-Time Remote or Hybrid work arrangement based on Target's needs. A Hybrid work arrangement means the team members core role will be a blend of virtual and onsite at a Target location. A Full-Time Remote work arrangement means the team member works full-time from home or an alternate location that's not a Target location, does not have a desk at their primary HQ work location and may travel to HQ up to 4 times a year.

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada residents is $65,600 to $118,100. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, Target cares about and invests in you as a team member, so that you can take care of yourself and your family. Find competitive benefits from financial and education to well-being and beyond.

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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