Lead Business Partner
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 Business Partnerships & Negotiations (BP&N) means supporting Merchandising in developing the best possible deals for Target through strategic partnerships and vendor negotiations. Here, you’ll work with buyers on contract terms and vendor organizations to set strategies that get the maximum value for Target. Use your analytics expertise and strategic thinking to position Target and its vendors for the most productive and successful partnerships. Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals.
As a Lead Business Partner BP&N, you will develop negotiation strategies and partnerships which support Target's business initiatives and align with the integrity of the Target brand. You will Identify, analyze and evaluate vendor profitability in regards to cost negotiation, leveraging, compliance, vendor income and supply chain impact. This individual proactively identifies departments that are under leveraged in comparison to similar businesses, demonstrates strong understanding of Merchandising buying practices and negotiation techniques, and works and communicates well with all levels of management while building strong partnerships. You will benchmark vendor profitability practices from internal resources, top retail companies and other external companies determined to be appropriate.
The core responsibilities of this job are outlined within the job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.
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 - $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 benefits from financial and education to well-being and beyond.
About You :
- Four-year degree or equivalent experience
- 6+ years of relevant experience
- 4+ years of merchandising experience preferred
- Superior negotiation skills
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills
- Strong initiative; proactive
- Strong financial background, 2+ years of experience
- Strong interpersonal skills
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.