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Current Interns Only - Associate Buyer 2024 Intern Posting

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Target

27d ago

  • Internship
    Full-time
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Hospitality & Retail
  • Minneapolis
  • Quick Apply

Requirements

  • A four-year degree or equivalent experience
  • Strong financial, strategic and planning skills
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with strong analytical, decision-making, and organization skills
  • A performance-driven individual who demonstrates strong initiative and has superior leadership skills
  • Flexibility and resiliency; comfortable working in “grey areas” that are constantly changing
  • Comfortable taking risks, working through change and supporting creative chances
  • 1+ years merchandising experience preferred

Responsibilities

  • Working at Target means helping all families discover the joy of everyday life. We bring that vision to life through our values and culture. Learn more about Target here.
  • A role in Buying means working with several diverse vendors to choose the best product mix, both in-store and online. We help determine where to localize, while calibrating market positioning and acting as brand managers. Here, you’ll own a wide SKU count so that your work is varied and challenging. Through cross-functional collaboration, instinct and creativity, you will be the expert on the guest, the market and the competition.
  • As an Associate Buyer, you’ll execute advertising plans and strategies for your category via ad item selection, space allocation planning, pricing, ad volume forecasting and productivity analysis. You’ll watch market trends, evaluate competitors, plan assortments and coordinate end-to-end promotional activities for the Buyer to review. In addition, you’ll help Buyers with system input of item descriptions and markdown updates, and you’ll generate reports to analyze weekly and monthly category metrics. In partnership with product design and sourcing, you will support the Buyer in guiding product development and executing the financial plan for your categories. Aligning with cross-functional partners, you will manage communication with vendors to maximize sales and profit. Your unique strategic perspective will be integral to Buyers selecting items and assortments.
  • Core responsibilities are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

Retail & Consumer Goods
Industry
10,001+
Employees

Mission & Purpose

Target is one of the world’s most recognized brands and one of America’s leading retailers. We make Target our guests’ preferred shopping destination by offering outstanding value, inspiration, innovation and an exceptional guest experience that no other retailer can deliver. Target is committed to responsible corporate citizenship, ethical business practices, environmental stewardship and generous community support. Since 1946, we have given 5 percent of our profits back to our communities. Our goal is to work as one team to fulfill our unique brand promise to our guests, wherever and whenever they choose to shop.