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Localization Sr. Buyer – Black/African American – Style (Apparel & Accessories, Home)

Apply Now Job ID: R0000117093 job family: Buying schedule: Full time Location: 33 S 6th St, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55402-3601;

Localization Sr Buyer (61298)  

Classification: Exempt  

Date: May 2018 

About us:

Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America’s leading retailers. 

Target Merchandising is evolving at an incredible pace. We are constantly reimagining how this $70 billion retailer offers the innovative and guest-inspiring assortments that Target is known and loved for. Our goal is to consistently deliver exceptional value, quality and style that elevates 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, both online and in our 1800 stores. Are you a creative problem-solver who loves to own a category as well as its 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.  

A role in Localization means you will be working on a key enterprise initiative at an exciting time when we are learning, iterating and scaling Localization strategies within Merchandising. You’ll use your skills, experience and talents to lead the localization strategy, execution and measurement plans supporting our critical focus markets of New York, Los Angeles and Miami. You’ll coordinate the integration of Localization initiatives into Remodel stores across enterprise, division and category levels 

As a Localization Sr. Buyer, you’ll build field partnership and market expertise. In this role, you will developand drive Target’s Enterprise Black/African American Guest Assortment Strategy within the A&A and Home pyramids, working in close alignment with key partners such as Merchandising, Space & Presentation, Marketing, Diversity & Inclusion, Guest Insights and Assortment Planning. You will leverage your experience in strategic and cross-functional leadership, planning and execution to develop and implement Store-Level strategies and tactics. You will utilize data field partnership & market expertise to build localization strategy and define tactics for each market/remodel store and translate localization priorities into Remodel insights. You’ll manage the annual financial plan by forecasting the anticipated impact at the tactic level and partner to measure success, identifying when/where to scale each tactic further. 

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

About you: 

  • Four-year Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience  
  • 6+ years of relevant experience 
  • 4+ years of Merchandising experience, including Buyer experience 
  • Excellent communication skills with experience collaborating with multiple cross-functional teams  
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with strong strategic, financial, analytical, and planning skills 
  • Performance-driven individual who demonstrates strong initiative, superior leadership and demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills at varying levels
  • Flexibility, resiliency & nimbleness; comfort working in “grey areas” that are constantly changing 
  • Demonstrated cultural competency and passion for diversity & inclusion
  • Must be able to prioritize and manage competing priorities effectively

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

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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