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Strategic Partnerships Manager(Remote Or Hybrid)

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Start date
Dec 22, 2022
Closing date
Dec 30, 2022

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Retail / Wholesale
Employment Status
Full Time
As a Fortune 50 company with more than 350,000 team members worldwide, Target is an iconic brand 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.

Target Creative is the in-house creative agency dedicated to bringing one of the world's most beloved and recognizable brands to life. Whether through design, marketing or brand work, we are the driving force behind delivering Target's dynamic, inventive and unmistakable storytelling to its massive global audience. Our mission is to inspire a sense of joy, wonder and excitement, and to take our guests-and ourselves-somewhere new. Never resting on past wins or settling for anything less than extraordinary, our origin story built us to thrive in the competitive and changing retail marketplace. We tell a compelling and cohesive brand story, maximizing our messages across multiple platforms-whether via a digital art gallery or a new $1 billion children's clothing brand. Operating as one fully integrated team in both the U.S. and overseas, Target Creative comprises the best and brightest talent to execute market-leading creative strategy, design, writing, video production, operations, digital, UX, social media and more. We leverage smart and rewarding external partnerships while closely aligning with our Target teams. Together, we tackle every creative challenge with our amplified strengths, ultimately bearing the groundbreaking creative work that helps make Target the decisive guest favorite, year after year.

In this role, you will be responsible for scoping and negotiating all agency fees and develop (in partnership with law) supporting legal contacts for marketing creative and strategic partnerships. This role is responsible for benchmarking the organization's best practices against the industry through gap analysis, roadmap development for improvements and building business cases for improvements in the areas of working models and negotiations strategies. As a Strategic Partnerships buyer for our external creative and strategic partners, you will need to hold partners accountable to delivering their work product, connect work across teams and remove roadblocks that could impact goals and objectives. You understand agency capabilities and fee structure in order to effectively negotiate and contract with agency partners to concept and execute on-brand marketing projects. Participates in annual planning process to align agency partners and respective budgets to bodies of work across the Marketing organization specifically for Brand and Category Marketing, Store Experience Marketing, and Packaging / Brand development. Manage annual multi-million dollar agency fee budget and forecast throughout the year. Responsible for writing and negotiating scope of work agreements. Works cross functionally to monitor scope execution and proactively engages internal and external partners to problem solve when needed. Develops strong connections with agency and internal partners to foster hardworking and positive relationships. Influence process changes that unlocks agency efficiencies. Performance manage agency partners and internal teams so we are getting the best output from our partners.

  • 4-year college degree in Business, Marketing or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years of experience in business, media or advertising industry
  • Strong leadership skills in relationship management (internal/external) and experience leading and influencing cross functional teams
  • Understanding/ability to learn, agency staff resource planning
  • Experience in negotiating contracts and pricing
  • Experience/interest in the creative agency landscape
  • High financial acumen in budget management
  • Highly developed, concise and direct communication, both written and verbal
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking abilities
  • Self-starter, flexible, resilient and comfortable working in "grey areas" that are constantly changing
  • Ability to anticipate and solve complex problems and come to resolutions quickly
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Excel, PowerPoint and Word as well as other equivalent programs

This position may be considered for a 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 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. Work duties cannot be performed outside of the country of the primary work location, unless otherwise prescribed by Target. The salary range is :$65,600.00 USD - $118,100.00 USD. Pay is based on several factors which may include, but are not limited to education, work experience, certifications, labor markets, 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 at

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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