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Sr. Business Partner, Store Operations – Small Format Inventory Support (Full-Time Remote or Hybrid)

Apply Now Location: 1000 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55403-2542; job id: R0000218005
job family: Store Process & Operations
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.

Working at Target means the opportunity to help all families discover the joy of everyday life. Caring for our communities is woven into who we are, and we invest in the places we collectively live, work and play. We prioritize relationships, fuel and develop talent by creating growth opportunities, and succeed as one Target team. At our core, our purpose is ingrained in who we are, what we value, and how we work. It’s how we care, grow, and win together.  

Right on pace with Target’s distinctive retail brand, Target Store Operations is continuing to transform the way it operates. Here, your work directly supports the store mission to be the guest favorite through successfully developing and communicating the processes for operations, style and experience, new structures, new operating models and new technology, and utilizing workforce management activities for our 1,800 locations nationwide. Store Operations manages and enhances the informational resources for researching and resolving operational issues, while guiding and communicating with the field team and leaders who use them. Are you a customer service enthusiast who can actively listen to many points of view and then visualize how they’ll perform when operationalized in a store? Are you happy to partner with leaders as well as field team members who are often the experts on how well a process is working? Can you creatively envision more efficient processes and how they’ll deliver a better experience for guests and team members? Do you possess the innovative mindset to question the status quo, and the confidence to work under varying degrees of ambiguity and well-informed experimentation? Then you’ll have success on one of our dynamic teams.

A role with Stores Replenishment means a big opportunity to apply your operations, logistics, supply chain and fulfillment experience to improve the strategies that fuel behind-the-scenes processes like fulfillment, replenishment and inventory availability.

As a Sr. Business Partner in Stores Replenishment – Small Format Inventory Support, you will:

  • Partner with Small Format store leaders to urgently support and resolve inventory and transportation challenges, and proactively identify and mitigate misallocation risks.

  • Participate in Small Format roundtable discussions with store operations, merchant, inventory management, supply chain, and properties partners to help improve product rationalization, external storage solutions, and freight flow allocation tactics.

  • Leverage data and analytics to provide replenishment insights into broader in-store availability trends, backroom space utilization, inbound replenishment volumes, and freight pre-positioning for key seasons.

  • Work closely with middle mile transportation and freight flow partners to ensure stores are positioned with the right inventory, in the right quantity, at the right time.

  • Build relationships with HQ and Field business leaders, process owners, and cross-functional partners to create feedback loops and routines to deepen operational acumen, serve as the voice of the Small Format store teams, and provide recommendations/solutions for business problems. 

  • Establish, communicate, and implement comprehensive project plans all while representing Store Operations in enterprise initiatives such as backroom capacity planning, transition freight flow accuracy, and enhanced replenishment capabilities.

  • Facilitate project management activities through scope and business objectives development, stakeholder engagement, task management, and quality deliverables.

  • Suggest improvements for complex replenishment processes to improve operational efficiency, elevate the guest experience and increase profitable sales.

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

About You:

  • Four-year degree or equivalent work experience

  • 3+ years of experience in retail operations or process management

  • Ability to share knowledge to support a strategic vision

  • Communicates effectively with total team and broader partner teams

  • Leverages data to tell a story or to improve processes

  • Ability to influence and negotiate effectively

  • Ability to establish and maintain cross-functional working relationships

  • Ability to manage projects effectively and work in an ambiguous environment

  • Ability to work independently with limited direction and in high intensity situations

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

This position may be considered for a Full-Time Remote or Hybrid work arrangement based on Target’s needs. A Hybrid work arrangement means the team members core role will be a blend of virtual and onsite at a Target location.A Full-Time Remote work arrangement means the team member works full-time from home or an alternate location that’s not a Target location, does not have a desk at their primary HQ work location and may travel to HQ up to 4 times a year. 

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada residents is $65,600 to $118,100. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, Target cares about and invests in you as a team member, so that you can take care of yourself and your family. Find competitive benefitsfrom financial and education to well-being and beyond.

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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