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Lead Consultant Strategy & Ops Merch Capabilities

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Start date
May 3, 2023
Closing date
May 27, 2023

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Retail / Wholesale
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.

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. The Merchandising Capabilities Strategy & Operations team is responsible for building and activating a holistic strategy and operational excellence across our total portfolio in service of vision, strategic priorities, and team culture. As a member of this team, you will serve as a critical thought partner for the Merchandising Capabilities leadership team, working directly with senior leaders to enable and drive critical business operations, while continually advancing capabilities for the future.

As a Lead Consultant, Strategy & Operations, you will play a critical role in helping the Merchandising Capabilities team achieve our enterprise goals. You will identify connected strategic opportunities across our total portfolio of capabilities and lead cross-functional teams to develop actionable solutions that drive guest preference, financial performance, and operational excellence. While your projects will evolve based on the needs of the business, the work will be high scope and impact multiple teams across the enterprise. Key goals will include:
  • Refine and maintain Merch Capabilities' long-term strategy and roadmap in support of total Target
  • Lead all strategic planning routines to drive accountability and action across the portfolio
  • Own and facilitate Merch Capabilities LT strategy offsites and ongoing strategy progress check-ins
  • Create and lead cross-functional teams of peers and leaders across Merch Capabilities and the enterprise
  • Drive ongoing prioritization of strategic work based on shifting business and team needs

About you:
  • 4-year college degree or equivalent work experience
  • High level of resiliency, collaboration and comfort with ambiguity
  • Demonstrated success leading and connecting cross-functional teams and leaders across a variety of project types
  • Outstanding communication skills and ability to drive clarity via storytelling
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and translate strategy to action
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and influence high scope, complex cross-functional initiatives
  • Ability to stay objective in the face of complexity and lead with an enterprise-first mindset
  • Familiarity with retail industry (Merchandising, strategy, supply chain, operations, etc.)
  • Travel < 25%
  • Hybrid only

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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