sr Business Partner bp&n - Essentials, Beauty, Hardlines
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Sr. Business Partner BP&N—Essentials, Beauty, Hardlines
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, 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 at the right price? If so, you will have success on one of our dynamic teams.
A role with Business Partnerships & Negotiations (BP&N) means supporting Merchandising in developing negotiation and vendor engagement strategies for pursuing the optimal deal, inclusive of sales, profitability, vendor investment, supply-chain & marketing considerations, etc. Here, you’ll drive and support key projects across total merchandising to create incremental value, standardize and improve terms of business, and react to changing business/market conditions. Use your analytical expertise and strategic thinking to establish more favorable vendor agreements. Benchmark and assess vendor profitability, and identify opportunities to leverage vendor engagement and negotiations to get the best deal for Target.
As a Sr. Business Partner BP&N, you will work and communicate with all levels of management, and will lead merchants and planners through the negotiation process, including facilitation of both competitive and collaborative negotiations. You will engage with vendors as it relates to negotiations, agreements, and joint value creation.
The core responsibilities of this job are outlined within the job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.
• Four-year degree
• 2-4 years retail experience
• National brand negotiation experience and skills
• Strong leadership skills including communication, defining of processes, influencing others and decision making
• Strong strategic and analytical skills
• Strong initiative; proactive
• Strong understanding of Essentials/Beauty &/or Hard Goods Merchandising buying practices and negotiation techniques, including purchasing of National brand product, preferred