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Category Optimization

Apply Now Location: 1000 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55403-2542; job id: R0000219109
job family: Buying
schedule: Full time

Target Merchandising is evolving at an incredible pace. We are constantly reimagining how this $70 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 with merchandising flair and consistency? If so, you will have success on one of our dynamic teams.

A role as a Category Merchant means working with several cross-functional teams to develop overall visual strategies and aid in their implementation. You will work with broader teams to determine assortment, merchandising, fixture elements, store layouts and in-store behaviors. Through cross-functional collaboration, instinct and creativity, you will be the expert on the guest, the market and the competition.

As Category Merchant you will work directly with several facets of the business from HQ partners, vendors and the field team. You will develop key partnerships, influence overall merchandising strategies, develop rollout plans for large scale initiatives and often work alongside store teams to coach teach and train behaviors.  Your flexibility in reacting to business results and your ability to translate financial metrics and data into actionable strategies will be critical. You will interact with Buyers, Operations Managers, Planning, Fixture Teams, Store Design, Vendors, Project Managers, Initiative Directors, Pyramid Leadership, Field Directors, Store Associates, Third-party merchandisers, Category Managers, Real Estate and many other expert partners in support of merchandising execution.

Core responsibilities are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:
• Four-year degree or equivalent experience
• 2+ years of Merchandising experience
• Strong strategic and analytical skills
• Strong collaboration skills to partner with Cross Functional Teams
• Strong understanding of Produce and Floral merchandising
• Flexibility to travel and/or work occasional “off hours” in stores for resets

• Comfort with PowerPoint, Excel and Word
• Experience with POGs and Visual Adjacencies
• Great communication skills

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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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