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Sr. Buyer Graduate Intern

Job ID BRA000BLN Date posted 04/03/2017 Location Minneapolis, Minnesota – United States
Merchandise Buyer Intern

About us:

Target is one of the world’s most recognized brands and one of America’s leading retailers. And the only constant in retail? Change. Our business is constantly evolving, using big ideas to solve complex problems.

You’ll discover a Fortune 50 company focused on making life better for our guests. Creating a shopping experience where guests can find what they want – and discover something new – is the heart of the merchandising department.  

In this role, you’ll gain a realistic job preview into life as a Buyer. This internship is a 10-week, project based program where you will make an impact by collaborating cross functionally, as you enjoy the support and freedom to explore how to grow Target’s business in new and different ways. You’ll have the opportunity to peek behind the curtains to see many aspects of Target Merchandising such as product development, packaging innovation, multicultural marketing, private label development, and import and sourcing initiatives. Take a deep dive into the role by participating in the day-to-day activities of a Buyer, developing business strategies, marketing plans and merchandise assortments to drive profitable sales. Experience how our Merchandising teams make key financial decisions for their businesses that provide our guests with great value, quality and style. We’ll be supporting you with extensive training and robust development to help you grow as a strong Planning Analyst Intern. 

About you:
4-6 years of previous work experience
MBA in progress
Interested in a career in general management or brand management

Entrepreneurial spirit with strong analytical, decision-making, and organization skills

Ability to work in and with cross-functional teams
Experience and/or interest in ecommerce and driving growth

Flexibility, resiliency and nimbleness; comfortable working with ambiguity in a growth environment

Comfortable taking risks and putting creativity to use
Embraces progress over perfection
Unwavering willingness to learn