Associate Planner - Sporting Goods Seasonal

Expiring today

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jul 15, 2022
Aug 18, 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 $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 Planning means being in charge of the financials and forecasting for one of Target's businesses. Here, you will conduct comparative analysis of business results and trends to provide insights that inform the Inventory team's work to ensure that product supports projected sales. Acting as the hub between Merchandising and Supply Chain, you will create a financial link between these two essential groups and have a voice in some of the most important decisions from a financial strategy standpoint.

As an Associate Planner, you will develop the business strategies that ensure product availability and profitable sales. Your work will make a positive impact by analyzing category results and identifying insights and opportunities across key financial metric including sales, margin and ROI. You will determine item-level investments to support category financial plans as a part of pre-season vendor commitments. Through business analysis and clustering, you will help identify segmentation opportunities to drive localization strategies. Your skills will support strategic decisions about how we forecast sales and inventory needs to deliver guests with the products they want most. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

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

About you:
  • A four-year degree or equivalent work experience
  • 1+ years of relevant experience
  • Planning experience preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership and decision-making skills
  • Strong collaboration skills with internal and external partners
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to work well within varying degrees of ambiguity
  • Seasonal experience preferred

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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