Target is one of the world’s most recognized brands and one of America’s leading retailers. And the only constant in retail? Change. Our business is constantly evolving, using big ideas to solve complex problems.
The Leadership Rotational Program is a 2-year rotational program and development curriculum designed to provide a set of experiences to build enterprise empathy by learning in business functions outside the traditional career path, developing cross functional influence by driving meaningful outcomes, and deepening leadership experiences to accelerate the development of future leaders. Within this program, your experiences could span Merchandising, Finance, Stores, and Distribution centers.
The retail landscape is evolving and Target is an industry leader through the development of its team members. Within in the Leadership Rotational Program – Merchandise and Product Assortment track, you will gain skills to lead teams in developing and executing guest-centric end-to-end product strategies that are backed with external market/trend and financial considerations and knowledge.As an intern candidate for this program, you’ll experience a realistic job preview into life as a Sr Buyer – a key role in Merchandise and Product Assortment track.
This internship associated with the Leadership Rotational Program is a 10-week, project based program where you will make an impact by collaborating cross functionally, as you enjoy the support and freedom to explore how to grow Target’s business in new and different ways. You’ll have the opportunity to peek behind the curtains to see many aspects of Target Merchandising such as product development, packaging innovation, multicultural marketing, private label development, and import and sourcing initiatives. Take a deep dive into the role by participating in the day-to-day activities of a Sr Buyer, developing business strategies, marketing plans and merchandise assortments to drive profitable sales. Experience how our Merchandising teams make key financial decisions for their businesses that provide our guests with great value, quality and style.
Outside of your day-to-day work as an intern, you will be immersed in events and a development curriculum with your cohort of intern peers that will deepen your ability to be a successful, inclusive and cross-functional leader. Events and development highlights include:
Store and Distribution Center tours to gain a cross pyramid perspective
Structured mentorship inclusive of a peer mentor and a senior leader mentor from your respective track
Speaker Series with SVP and C-Suite leadership
Development series that focuses on inclusive leadership, empathy, story telling and coaching others
Currently enrolled in year one of?an MBA program?with concentrations in marketing, brand management and strategy strongly preferred
4 to 6 years of previous work experience prior to MBA
Strong strategic, analytical and decision-making?skills to grow a business
Outstanding collaboration and relationship-building aptitude with internal and external stakeholders.
Ability to empathize with peers and partners
Ability to prioritize among competing deliverables and collaborate with and influence a broad group of partners and stakeholders
Superior leadership skills with enthusiasm, initiative and a passion for results
Flexibility, resiliency and nimbleness; comfortable working in ‘grey areas’ that are constantly changing
Desire to build a multi-disciplinary career
About Target Corporation
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at nearly 1,800 stores and at Target.com. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit to communities, that giving equals more than $4 million a week. For more information, visit Target.com/Pressroom. For a behind-the-scenes look at Target, visit ABullseyeView.com or follow @TargetNews on Twitter.