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Accelerator Program Manager

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Start date
May 11, 2024
Closing date
May 23, 2024

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Retail / Wholesale
Employment Status
Full Time
Description: The pay range is $54,800.00 - $98,600.00

Pay is based on several factors which vary based on position. These include labor markets and in some instances may include education, work experience and certifications. In addition to your pay, Target cares about and invests in you as a team member, so that you can take care of yourself and your family. Target offers eligible team members and their dependents comprehensive health benefits and programs, which may include medical, vision, dental, life insurance and more, to help you and your family take care of your whole selves. Other benefits for eligible team members include 401(k), employee discount, short term disability, long term disability, paid sick leave, paid national holidays, and paid vacation. Find competitive benefits from financial and education to well-being and beyond at

About us:

Working at Target means helping all families discover the joy of everyday life. We bring that vision to life through our values and culture. Learn more about Target here.

Target Merchandising is evolving at an incredible pace. We are constantly reimagining how a $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 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 core pillar of Target's winning strategy has been a deep and sustained investment in Differentiating with Brands. Our robust and growing portfolio of owned, national and emerging brands continues to be a core driver of Target's success - both in terms of profitable growth and guest loyalty. Leading the roadmap to growth across the portfolio is the Brand and Portfolio Management Team. This talented team skillfully blends the Art + Science of brand building to deliver iconic owned, national and emerging brands, that will drive an enviable growth trajectory into the future and that our guests will love.

About the Role:

As the Accelerator Program Manager you will be responsible for Target Accelerators across marketing, execution, program operations and systems throughout the Accelerators lifecycle, which includes brand sourcing, community impact efforts, educational programs and business development. Core responsibilities will include:

Marketing and Engagement Support:
  • You will be responsible for marketing tactics, including pipeline marketing strategies to achieve broad scope goals. This includes content creation, visual asset design/development and copy writing, while continuously applying learnings about emerging brands and their needs.
  • You will be a liaison to help manage supporting agencies to execute best-in-class materials and content against pipeline marketing strategies, ensuring high-impact work is delivered and fundamental support needs are met.
  • You will create and manage playbooks and curriculum for programs.
  • You will be responsible for coordinating with the Lead Program Managers in creating content in support of activations and general marketing activities, including decks, email communication and assorted collateral.
  • You will build relationships with key internal partners to facilitate end-to-end support of Accelerators brand experience, including Legal, Finance, Comms and Merchandising
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Program Support:
  • You will coordinate educational and community impact efforts with Lead Program Manager(s).
  • You will help coordinate events in support of program initiatives and pipeline engagement and managing key details.
  • You will provide administrative program support for things such as program supplies, gifting and inventory management.
  • You will attend select external events in support of sourcing and community impact strategy.
  • You will represent Target in the local community, both actively and passively

  • You will support the team with one-off projects such as startup ecosystem research projects, data analysis and event coordination.
  • You will contribute to the execution of Target's Accelerator strategy, including during travel, extended night and weekend hours (in support of hybrid/in-person programming) on an as needed basis.
  • You will be responsible for systems across the Target Accelerators portfolio, including but not limited to:
    • Microsoft Suite
    • Survey platforms, Calendly, Zoom, Slack
    • HubSpot, Submittable, Wordpress /Other Website CMS systems
  • You will be responsible for expense tracking and payables:
    • Invoice payments
    • Vendor set-up
  • You will assist in records management:
    • Due diligence paperwork
    • Asset collection, management and organization

About You:
  • 4-year Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in Marketing, Communications, Business or related field
  • Self-motivated and proactive in the working environment; proven ability to work with speed and accuracy to deadlines is essential
  • Organized, process and detail-oriented
  • Strong written, verbal and presentation and communication skills
  • Multimedia production and graphic design experience, with proven ability to create compelling visual materials
  • Keen interest in innovation, startups and entrepreneurship
  • Experience with diverse and inclusive experiences and environments, with the ability to create rapport, transparency and confidence with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), as well as Adobe tools including Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop

This position will operate as a Hybrid/Flex for Your Day work arrangement based on Target's needs. A Hybrid/Flex for Your Day work arrangement means the team member's core role will need to be performed both onsite at the Target HQ MN location the role is assigned to and virtually, depending upon what your role, team and tasks require for that day. Work duties cannot be performed outside of the country of the primary work location, unless otherwise prescribed by Target. Click here if you are curious to learn more about Minnesota.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations 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 Supply Chain Facility or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.


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