Sr Merch Planner - Essentials (Laundry, Air Care, Naturals)
Posted on: June 13, 2021
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 in Planning means being in charge of the financials and
forecasting for one of Target's businesses. Here, you'll conduct
comparative analysis of holiday or other seasonal performance
reports and provide the insights that inform the Inventory team's
work to ensure that product supports projected sales. Acting as the
hub between Merchandising and Supply Chain, you will create a
financial link between these two essential groups and have a voice
in some of the most important decisions from a financial strategy
As a Senior Merchandise Planner, you'll provide in-season
decision support, collaborate on assortment planning, recommend
localization and channel strategies including cluster types and
profiles, and lead demand forecasting. You'll support the
divisional strategy through your category expertise and
partnerships with cross-functional teams and vendors. You will head
up the open-to-buy process and decide on category-level investment
and the financial validity of assortments. You will conduct root
cause analysis for variation between supply and demand forecasts to
support "chase-cancel" decisions and communicate implications to
vendors. You'll conduct scenario planning, build unit plans, and
lead initial set planning and operationalization to optimize
assortments. A large part of your role will be to interpret
forecast results and conduct "what if?" analysis to guide your
go-forward recommendations. You will validate the unit promo
planning forecast, drive maintenance, risk analysis and
decision-making by the Pricing & Promotion Center of Excellence.
And you'll run event forecast creation and flow, analyzing item
lifecycles and driving recommendations on end-of-season
Core responsibilities are described within this job description.
Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.
- Four-year degree or equivalent experience
- 6-10 years of relevant experience
- 4+ years of Merchandising experience
- Strong strategic, financial, and analytical skills; can easily
translate data from an array of sources into insights and
- Strong collaboration skills to partner with cross-functional
- Flexible, resilient and comfortable working in "grey areas"
that are constantly changing
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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