Leadership Development Rotational Program Intern, Finance & Business Planning Track

Target

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.üüü

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Target’s LeadershipüDevelopment Rotational Programü(LDRP) is a 2-year rotational program and development curriculumü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 spanüFinance,üMerchandising, Digital and Stores.ü

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The internship associated with Leadership Development Rotational Program is a 10-week,üproject-basedüprogram where you’ll act as a financial and analytical consultant and business partner. You will complete a project that will provide critical insights into our business and culminate your summer experience by presenting your results to leaders in your department.

 

The retail landscape is evolving and Target isüan industry leader through the development ofüitsüteam members. Within theüLeadershipüRotational Programü-üFinance and Business Planning track, you will gain broad exposure with a focus on driving business decisions through deep data analysis, understanding the broader business context and storytelling to help Target make strong decisions for our P+L. As an intern candidate for this program, you’ll experience a realistic job preview into life as a Sr Manager in Finance or Sr Merchandise Planner – key roles in the Finance and Business Planning track.üü

Here is an additional snapshot of a few of the unique things this internship has to offer:

 

You’ll gain valuable insight into the day-to-day workings of the Finance or Planning by collaborating cross functionally, and utilizing forward-thinking solutions and innovative approaches.

Tackle some of the company’s most strategic priorities and pressing financial questions.

Experience a day in the life of a financial consultant through a “Key Experience” where you will shadow, drive and present your findings to leadership.

Understand the cross functional partnerships, financial acumen and strategy that goes into owning a business P&L.

 

Outside of your day-to-day work as an intern, you will beüimmersed in events and a development curriculumüwith your cohort of intern peersüthat willüdeepenüyour ability to be a successful, inclusive and cross-functional leader. Events and development highlights include:üüü

 

Store and Distribution Center tours to gain a cross pyramid perspectiveü

Structured mentorship inclusive of a peer mentor and a senior leader mentor from your respective trackü

Speaker Series withüSVP and C-Suite leadershipü

Development series that focuses on inclusive leadership, empathy,üstory tellingüand coaching othersü

 

About you:

 

Currently enrolled in year one ofüanüMBA programü

Concentrations in finance, economics, management and strategy stronglyüpreferredü

4-6+ years of work experienceüprior to gaining MBAü

Strong analytical, decision-making, project management and organizational skillsüü

Outstanding communication and relationship-building aptitude with the ability to empathize with peers and partnersüü

Creative problem-solving and risk-taking skillsüü

Superior leadership skills with enthusiasm, initiative and a passion for resultsüü

Desire to build a multi-disciplinary careerü

Flexibility, resiliency and nimbleness; comfortable working in ‘grey areas’ that are constantly changingü

 

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