1+ months

Leadership Development Rotational Program Intern, Merchandise & Product Assortment Track (Summer 2022)

Minneapolis, MN 55415

LDRP Overview Video

Target is one of the worlds most recognized brands and one of Americas leading retailers. And the only constant in retail? Change. Our business is constantly evolving, using big ideas to solve complex problems.

TheLeadership DevelopmentRotational Program (LDRP) 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 spanMerchandising, Finance,Digital and Stores.

The retail landscape is evolving and Target isan industry leader through the development ofitsteam members.Within in theLeadershipDevelopmentRotational ProgramMerchandise and Product Assortmenttrack, you willgainskillstolead teams in developing and executing guest-centric end-to-end product strategiesthat are backed with external market/trend and financial considerationsand knowledge.As an intern candidate for this program, youll experience arealistic job preview into life as aSrBuyer a key role inMerchandiseand Product Assortment track.

This internshipassociated with the LeadershipDevelopmentRotational Programis a 10-week,project basedprogram where you will make an impact by collaborating cross functionally, as you enjoy the support and freedom to explore how to grow Targets business in new and different ways. Youll 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 aSrBuyer, 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 beimmersed in events and a development curriculumwith your cohort of intern peersthat willdeepenyour 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 withSVP and C-Suite leadership

  • Development series that focuses on inclusive leadership, empathy,storytellingand coaching others

About you:

  • Currently enrolled in year one ofMBA programwith concentrations in marketing, brand managementandstrategystronglypreferred

  • 4 to 6 years of previous work experienceprior toMBA

  • Strongstrategic,analyticalanddecision-makingskills to grow a business

  • Outstanding collaborationand relationship-building aptitudewith 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


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.


Posted: 2021-06-04 Expires: 2021-08-02

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