Meet Britiany, Inventory Analyst

What is your favorite part of working as an Inventory Analyst? I really love that I am able to utilize my curious nature and develop new strategies or process improvements to help my business run more efficiently. This role is truly what you make it and you are empowered to challenge the status quo and think outside the box. There’s never a typical day so, what does a week as an IA look like? At Target the workload comes in waves depending on the time of year/season. Sometimes you are preparing for a Transition- where you are getting out of old product, and replacing it with new product, others you are building strategies to protect inventory for special events (i.e. promotions, holidays, bad weather, competitor liquidation, etc.). Mondays are primarily spent recapping the previous week, “Status” (aka meeting) with your Business Unit (Buyer, Planner, Associate Buyer, Merchandise Specialist, Manager, etc.), […]

Get to know Mollie, Lead Product Designer

What is your favorite thing about working at Target? Working on a UX team this large is wonderful because you have access to so many talented, experienced people. It’s a community with a vast reservoir of knowledge where people feel safe asking for and sharing information freely. It’s also nice seeing the results of my work almost immediately. When working on the corporate side, and especially working in Enterprise UX at Target, we quickly see outcomes and have immediate access to users to explore how things can be tweaked to make them better. It’s truly iterative. What is the best thing about being a UX/Product Designer? Defining problems and collaborating with engineering and product folks to find solutions. When this is working right, it’s magic. What was the most exciting thing that happened recently? The release of an MVP. I never get tired of launches and that feeling of accomplishment […]

Meet Erika, Inventory Analyst

What is your favorite part of working as an Inventory Analyst? I really like how much responsibility and ownership I get to take of the inventory and the supply chain strategies. I manage the inventory for Office Supplies and when I identify opportunities in my business I am supported to go after them with new initiatives. This has allowed me to take on some projects that I’m really passionate about! There’s never a typical day so, what does a week as an IA look like? It is so true that no day is the same and I really enjoy the variety that this role offers! I do typically start the week with out of stock troubleshooting. I look at the previous week’s performance, what orders I have coming in, and identify any problem areas. I then put together a plan to get out of stock items back in a good […]

Meet Tyler, Music’s Inventory Analyst

What is your favorite part of working as an Inventory Analyst? My favorite part is the responsibility and autonomy that you are given. You are in charge of executing and managing inventory strategies for multi-million dollar businesses! There’s never a typical day so, what does a week as an IA look like? My calendar can go from being pretty tame to being totally packed from 8am-5pm. For me, it depends on the season and what new music titles are coming out. The bulk of my time is taken up by speaking with vendors, troubleshooting inventory problems, and planning the next big new music title. #department12 What do you hope to learn / what skills do you hope to build in this role? I have been honing my leadership skills. The IA role has made this easy as opportunities are plentiful through captainships and being a “subject matter expert”. They are […]