Sr. Business Partner Implementation - Assortment Planning

Employer
Target
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Posted
Sep 23, 2022
Closes
Oct 02, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
Description:
Sr. Business Partner Implementation - Assortment Planning

About us:
Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company 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.

Working within Merchandising Capabilities, your mission will be to help build and sustain an industry-leading portfolio of global capabilities that drive financial growth, enable efficiency, and unlock joy for each Guest. Our teams and products are aligned to key enterprise functions to accelerate and support Target's strategy through connected processes, innovative technology, and a best-in-class team. As a member of the Merchandising Capabilities team, you will enable and drive critical business operations to deliver day-to-day results, while continually building and advancing capabilities for the future

About the job:

The Assortment Planning team is focused on creating a competitive advantage for Target by making it easier to create assortments that are the most relevant to our Guests and deliver our financial and operational goals. The Merchandise Operations team is standing up a new team to enable the continuous improvement of the assortment planning capability. This team will focus on creating and maintaining consistent processes and roles related to assortment change moments.

In this new role, as a Sr. Business Partner on the Merchandise Operations team, you will be responsible for driving operational excellence into the Assortment Planning process for the division(s) you support. You will do this by building connection across the functions involved in the assortment change process, creating and maintaining calendars for those change moments, and advising on the best strategies for mitigating and eliminating in-season risks. Additionally, you will play a key role in the creation and implementation of enhancements to Target's assortment planning capability. You will do this by identifying process gaps and creating new processes, ensuring changes to the assortment planning process are reflected in calendars, as well as supporting your businesses by scheduling trainings and collecting & analyzing feedback. Some of your key roles and responsibilities include:

  • Build connection across Buying, Planning, Inventory Management, SPT, Stores, Owned Brand Sourcing & Design, SEM, and Procurement to ensure the assortment change process supports the needs of each function
  • Create and maintain division-specific calendars to reflect all assortment lifecycle milestones or activities for the division(s) you are responsible for
  • Integrate Owned Brand-specific activities into the division(s) calendars and reconcile timing conflicts by working with Owned Brand Project Manager(s)
  • Track progress of key activities to ensure on-time delivery of assortment change moments
  • Facilitate weekly CFT meetings to review milestones, as well as ad hoc discussions with all impacted functions when disruption occurs
  • Develop in-season risk mitigation strategies based on an understanding of the business nuances, taking functional partners as needed to decide on and implement the course of action
  • Identify process gaps and work with functional teams to create solutions to be implemented within the divisions you support and across national brand-led businesses across the enterprise
  • Reconcile changes that may impact implementation and/or create process inconsistences with Assortment Planning Operation Leads
  • Send weekly communication of upcoming milestones and raise risk to milestones
  • Schedule Assortment Planning milestones and change management activities
  • Collect feedback from your division(s) following set dates, and incorporate necessary changes for future change moments


*Core responsibilities are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business need.

About you:
  • Four-year degree or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years of retail experience, preferably in Merchandising, Product Development, and/or Operations
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills and critical thinking skills to identify process gaps and propose solutions
  • Strong decision-making skills when competing priorities may require tradeoffs
  • Ability to solve complex problems based on the needs of the business
  • Ability to establish and maintain cross-functional working relationships across the enterprise
  • Ability to manage multiple shifting priorities in a dynamic, ambiguous environment


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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