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Sr Analyst Comp Intel Insights

Apply Now Location: Target Corporation India Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, Karnataka, India, 560045; job id: R0000275782
job family: Pricing & Promotions
schedule: Full time

Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America’s leading retailers. At Target, we have a vision: to become the best - the best culture and brand, the best place for growth and the company with the best reputation. We offer an inclusive, collaborative and energetic work environment that rewards those who perform. We deliver engaging, innovative and on-trend experiences for our team members and our guests. We invest in our team members' futures by developing leaders and providing a breadth of opportunities for professional development. It takes the best to become the best, and we are committed to building a team that does the right thing for our guests, shareholders, team members and communities.

Target Merchandising is evolving at an incredible pace. We are constantly reimagining how this $106 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 1900+ stores.

As a Sr. Analyst in the Competitive Intelligence Insights space, you will be responsible for creating actionable insights on pricing trends across our competitive set. Target’s competitive pricing program and pricing insights is dependent on timely, accurate, and efficient collection of the competitor data generated by this team. . You’ll work to rapidly advance this capability and help build & grow this insight capability.

Your responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Develop and deliver weekly insights on competitor pricing trends for assigned key businesses
  • Keep key pricing partners current on competitor trends and pricing investments that could inform strategy shifts in Target’s approach
  • Build category context to pair with rigorous data analysis on the drivers of competitive intel metrics and performance versus enterprise objectives
  • Drive, lead and deliver new tasks and innovation projects flawlessly with 100 % accuracy and timeliness
  • Solve defined problems of high complexity and streamline/redefine processes using structured techniques or automation
  • Drive stakeholder and organizational awareness to performance metrics by creating and publishing dashboards, performing deep dive analyses to provide insight into effectiveness of competitive intel strategies and operations
  • Use problem solving principles, strong critical thinking and partnership with product, pricing operations and insights teams to increase ROI on competitive data acquisition.
  • Manage special projects and captainships designed to deliver critical priorities for Target or advance the total team’s performance.

Culture, Communication & Training

  • Drive positive, inclusive, engaged culture and best practices for all of Pricing & Promotions Center of Excellence.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to cross-cultural nuances. Communicate effectively with team members and partners in various forums including town halls and skip level meets.
  • Provide direction, support, and training opportunities for team members

Reporting/Working Relationship

  • Reports to Sr. Manager, Competitive Intelligence Insights
  • Works closely with all disciplines of pricing team (VP, Sr. Directors, Managers, Analysts, Product Owners, Price Engineering), Item COE

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • MBA-Retail/Operations management with 4+ years of experience

Graduate – Business/Commerce/Economics/Science/BE/B Tech with 8+ years of experience

  • Demonstrated analytical skills 
  • Strong understanding of process and operations, data and technology
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strategic Orientation & ability to sort through ambiguity
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to maximize relationships
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge in Microsoft Excel and SQL
  • Experience in data analysis and preparing dashboards for interpreting business
  • 6 Sigma experience (8 step problem solving & lean principles application)

Desired Requirements

  • Prior retail/e-commerce experience
  • Prior experience in pricing related functions and working in a product team

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