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Current Interns Only - Associate Buyer 2024 Intern Posting

Apply Now Location: 1000 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55403-2542; job id: R0000347075
job family: Buying;Intern
schedule: Full time
The pay range is $16.92 - $98,600.00

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A role in Buying means working with several diverse vendors to choose the best product mix, both in-store and online. We help determine where to localize, while calibrating market positioning and acting as brand managers. Here, you’ll own a wide SKU count so that your work is varied and challenging. Through cross-functional collaboration, instinct and creativity, you will be the expert on the guest, the market and the competition.


As an Associate Buyer, you’ll execute advertising plans and strategies for your category via ad item selection, space allocation planning, pricing, ad volume forecasting and productivity analysis. You’ll watch market trends, evaluate competitors, plan assortments and coordinate end-to-end promotional activities for the Buyer to review. In addition, you’ll help Buyers with system input of item descriptions and markdown updates, and you’ll generate reports to analyze weekly and monthly category metrics. In partnership with product design and sourcing, you will support the Buyer in guiding product development and executing the financial plan for your categories. Aligning with cross-functional partners, you will manage communication with vendors to maximize sales and profit. Your unique strategic perspective will be integral to Buyers selecting items and assortments.

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


About you:
• A four-year degree or equivalent experience
• Strong financial, strategic and planning skills
• Entrepreneurial spirit with strong analytical, decision-making, and organization skills
• A performance-driven individual who demonstrates strong initiative and has superior leadership skills
• Flexibility and resiliency; comfortable working in “grey areas” that are constantly changing
• Comfortable taking risks, working through change and supporting creative chances
• 1+ years merchandising experience preferred

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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