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Sr Communications Business Partner, Finance & Legal Affairs (FT Remote or Hybrid)

Apply Now Location: 1000 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55403-2542; job id: R0000191998
job family: Communications
schedule: Full time

SR BUSINESS PARTNER, FINANCE AND LEGAL AFFAIRS, CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS

Classification: Exempt

Date: FEBRUARY 2022

About us:

As a Fortune 50 company with more than 350,000 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.

A role with Target Communications means a chance to continuously improve the quality, relevance, creativity and authenticity of both internal and external storytelling. Bring your skills as a bold and forward-thinking professional communicator who thrives on building confidence, driving brand love and creating value. Here, you will shine as a relationship-focused pro who is strategically minded, an expert executor and an articulate brand ambassador. Rise to the challenge of driving results with smart risk-taking, constant innovation and perpetual teaching and learning. Comprised of Public Relations, Public Affairs, Crisis Management and Internal Enterprise Communications, this team strengthens and protects Target’s reputation and helps drive traffic, sales and guest loyalty. You will develop deep relationships with business partners to ensure critical information flows through multiple channels, building confidence with team members and external stakeholders and strengthening Target’s position within the competitive retail marketplace.

As a Communications Senior Business Partner for Finance and Legal Affairs at Target, you will have the opportunity to bring to life the story of our progress against our strategy and leadership in the retail industry through media relations and a variety of internal and external communication channels. You will play an important role in developing financial communications around Target’s earnings reports, and work with the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Legal and Risk Officer on internal and external communications.

  • This role is responsible for supporting internal and external engagement and communications for Target’s CFO as well as internal and external communications for business areas within Finance, including quarterly earnings.

  • Support an integrated communications model, providing internal and external communications planning and strategic execution for Finance and Legal Affairs related business areas and initiatives. Includes financial reporting, REDcard, CFO and CLRO media interviews and speaking engagements.

  • Manage internal and external communications, including media relations, to support quarterly earnings reporting, in partnership with Investor Relations.

  • Lead the development of media and team communication materials for quarterly earnings, including leader remarks and speaking points, messaging, visuals and social media content.

  • Keep a strong pulse on industry financial news, sharing timely updates with business partners and colleagues and preparing media coverage summaries for leadership.

  • Handle proactive and reactive media relations for corporate and financial topics.

  • Research and evaluate leadership speaking engagement invitations from external organizations and publications and manage logistics and media relations for select events.

  • Work with internal colleagues to develop content for multiple Target communication channels, including internal publications and A Bullseye View.

  • Measure and evaluate effectiveness of communication strategies.

  • Manage external PR agencies, including budget management.  

  • Handle highly sensitive business information with the utmost confidentiality.

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

About You:

  • More than 8 years of related internal and external communications experience working in a corporate communications or agency setting.

  • Experience working with finance, investor relations, legal affairs business areas within a retailer or large organization.

  • Strategic communications planning experience.

  • Strong business acumen and knowledge of the retail environment, capital markets landscape and an ability to distill complex information into clear and compelling communications.

  • Strong executive presence and the ability to coach and counsel senior leaders.

  • Ability to collaborate with multiple peers and stakeholders, influencing without authority, developing strong working relationships. 

  • Passion for corporate & financial communications, investor relations initiatives.

  • Organized and able to balance multiple competing priorities on a daily basis.

  • Ability to develop compelling communication strategies with clear and measurable goals.

  • Ability to project manage while balancing multiple competing priorities on a daily basis.

  • Strong writing for various forms (i.e., email, speeches, media talking points) with expertise in AP Style.

  • Strong media relations skills.

Skills preferred:

  • Experience with financial communications for a public company

  • Corporate or communications agency experience

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 $85,400 to $153,700.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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