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Sr. Buyer Multicultural Localization African American & Asian

Minneapolis, MN 55415
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L6 MULTICULTURAL BUYER Multicultural Merchandising AFAM & Asian

Primary Function

As Sr. Buyer on the Multicultural Merchandise & Enterprise Segmentation Team you will collaborate with Merchant, Marketing, Technology and other partners to create segmentation strategies for key enterprise segments through analytical rigor, influencing integration into assortments in support of category financial objectives. You will work across teams to ensure segmentation goals are both developed and consistently executed across categories. You will provide critical input into the development of assortment capabilities that will enable business value by improving the quality, timing, speed and flexibility of assortment decisions down to the appropriate segmented and localized level.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and drive the multicultural merchandising strategies supporting specific guest segmentation targeting the African American/Asian guest segments, working in close alignment with key partners across Merchandising, Space & Presentation, Marketing, and Diversity & Inclusion.
  • Leveraging internal and external data to identify key categories and develop sustainable and scalable assortment plans that will deliver a more relevant experience for our guest.
  • Work collaboratively across the Multicultural and Enterprise Segmentation team to ensure broad based strategic intent is achieved for consistency where needed, and to establish clear roles & responsibilities where overlap between ethnicities dictates an aligned upon approach.
  • Serve as expert on current business, market and industry trends as it relates to the African American & Asian guest segments.
  • Consult with core buyers and planners as they develop individual category strategies, providing insights to help them formulate assortment plans that are segmented and meaningful at a localized level.
  • Develop continued support plans to influence assortment expansion and inventory investments supporting key guest segments.
  • Responsible for executional accountability across key bodies of work, and for holding the gains on localization initiatives through POG changes impacting transitions, revisions, and remodels.
  • Manage and influence category and brand relationships across an array of vendors with varied business size, skillsets and market share, identifying new and emerging opportunities for Target to test and scale.
  • Partner with technology and tools teams to influence the building of systems that sustainably implement enterprise-wide segmentation strategies.
  • Lead the development of financial goal setting, in partnership with Merchant and Planning Partners to inspire investment into deeper segmentation that will drive category results against category financial plans.
  • Support store engagement initiatives to maximize locally relevant opportunities.
  • Special projects as assigned related to assortment localization (ex. Heritage Month Assortments).


  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience
  • 4+ years of Merchandising and/or Multicultural Work, including Buyer experience
  • Demonstrated cultural competency and passion for diversity & inclusion
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic & cross-functional leadership, planning and execution
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills at varying levels
  • Performance-driven individual who demonstrates strong initiative and demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain cross-functional working relationships across the enterprise
  • Demonstrated ability to manage change and ambiguity

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.


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Posted: 2020-02-10 Expires: 2020-03-11

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