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Sr. Manager, Planning (Division Support)

Apply Now Location: Target Corporation India Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, Karnataka, India, 560045; job id: R0000344791
job family: Merchandise Planning
schedule: Full time

About us:
As a Fortune 50 company with more than 400,000 team members worldwide, Target is an iconic brand and one of America's leading retailers. At Target, we have a timeless purpose and a proven strategy and that hasn’t happened by accident. Some of the best minds from diverse backgrounds come together at Target to redefine retail in an inclusive learning environment that values people and delivers world-class outcomes. That winning formula is especially apparent in Bengaluru, where Target in India operates as a fully integrated part of Target’s global team and has more than 4,000 team members supporting the company’s global strategy and operations.

Joining Target means promoting a culture of mutual care and respect and striving to make the most meaningful and positive impact. Becoming a Target team member means joining a community that values diverse backgrounds. We believe your unique perspective is important, and you'll build relationships by being authentic and respectful. At Target, inclusion is part of the core value. We aim to create equitable experiences for all, regardless of their dimensions of difference. As an equal opportunity employer, Target provides diverse opportunities for everyone to grow and win

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.

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.

As a Sr. Manager in the Planning, you will lead and coach your planners to translate pyramid and divisional financials into merchandise targets such as SKU count, across departments and drive consensus among Planners. You will provide hands-on training to Planners and support cross-functional exposure to ensure a planning skill set is built. You will maintain financial accountability for the assortment, in partnership with Merchandising Divisional.

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

  • Lead a team of merch planners in service of building core planning capability at TII
  • Actively engage with planning partners in MPLS to iterate and evolve the working model that is efficient and scalable
  • Be the point person for VP’s/ Sr. Divisional/ Divisional on division support to present findings and share learnings & opportunity areas
  • Ensure consistent delivery of error free planning routines on time
  • Coach & develop planners to build a high performing team
  • Identify areas in the work to be efficient and drive productivity within the team

Reporting/Working Relationship

  • Reports to Director, Planning
  • Works closely with all MPLS Planning Leaders (VP, Sr. Divisionals/ Divisionals, Global capability team)

Minimum Requirements

  • 10+ years of relevant experience in merchandise planning
  • Outstanding financial acumen, with deep knowledge of the nuances of retail accounting
  • Knowledge of financial and merchandise planning systems and processes
  • Knowledge of supply chain planning (allocation, replenishment and operations)
  • Excellent understanding of mass merchandising, retail, e-commerce and multi-channel retailing
  • Depth and breadth of understanding the market and category
  • Proven ability to work and negotiate with a wide variety of vendors from large, sophisticated national vendors to small, niche, regional vendors
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.  Ability to communicate with all levels within organization
  • Strong collaboration skills to build long-term strategic plans
  • Curiosity-  someone who is committed to learning  how Target works, learning Planning @ Target, and is passionate about teaching/ helping their team learn.
  • Comfort with Ambiguity-  This will be a new role, supporting team members who are new to Target and piloting new ways of working @ Target.  It will be critical to have someone who is confident standing up new initiatives, can focus on progress over perfection, is optimistic and can manage through change.

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