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Manager, Category and Shopper Leadership - Target

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota Job ID 20788 Apply

This Manger, Category and Shopper Leadership - Target is responsible for the Target category captain and/or advisor role and collaborates with the retailer in development and implementation of plans that supports the retailer’s performance objectives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides retailer-specific solutions and recommendations based on key learnings and insights generated through analyses and research from a broad range of data sources.
  • Mines and analyzes data from sources such as the following: syndicated scanner/panel, retailer POS, and JDA/space planning.
  • Completes category analyses on assortment, retail pricing, and trade promotions.
  • Completes retailer category reviews utilizing category analysis, shopper insights and analytic tools.
  • Utilizes category and aisle expertise to provide shelf merchandising and item placement recommendations.
  • Develops plan-o-grams using plan-o-gram software.

Required Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 7+ years of relevant experience

Preferred Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Advanced Degree preferred with 3+ years of commercial experience
  • 5+ years of experience in Category Management or Shopper Insights
  • 3+ years of business analytics experience

Technical Skills:

  • Advanced skills in AOD/IRI, Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word), and space management software (JDA Space Planning and/or Apollo.)
  • Advanced skills in pulling, manipulating and analyzing syndicated point of sale and shopper panel data (Nielsen and/or IRI.)
  • Accurately analyzes quantitative and qualitative data to uncover observations, insights and key learnings. Ability to develop retailer-specific strategic and tactical recommendations and solutions.
  • Previous experience analyzing retailer-supplied point-of-sale data and retailer loyalty card data.
  • Previous experience using data warehouse tools.
  • Excellent working knowledge of category management principles and practices.
  • Ability to develop and execute an objective fact-based presentation.

Leadership Skills:

  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required for building internal and external relationships and working on a high-performance team.
  • Proactive and committed to delivering results in a fast paced, demanding work environment by fostering a sense of urgency, energy, ownership, and a curiosity to search for opportunities.

Job Requirements:

  • Up to 25% travel is the max expectation

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The policy of the Company is to ensure equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, gender identity, gender expression, disability, citizenship, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in any active or reserve component of the U.S. or state military forces, genetic history or information or any other category protected by law.

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