Executive Communications Senior Business Partner


About us:

Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America’s leading retailers.

A role with Target Communications means a chance to continuously improve the quality, relevance, creativity and authenticity of both internal and external storytelling. Bring your skills as a bold and forward-thinking professional communicator who thrives on building confidence, driving brand love and creating value. Here, you will shine as a relationship-focused pro who is strategically minded, an expert executor and an articulate brand ambassador. Rise to the challenge of driving results with smart risk-taking, constant innovation and perpetual teaching and learning. Comprised of Public Relations, Executive Communications, Crisis Management and Internal Enterprise Communications, this team strengthens and protects Target’s reputation and helps drive traffic, sales and guest loyalty. You will develop deep relationships with business partners to ensure critical information flows through multiple channels, building confidence with team members and external stakeholders and strengthening Target’s position within the competitive retail marketplace.


Position Details

Executive Communications Senior Business Partner
Twin Cities Metro
Minneapolis, MN

As an Executive Communications Senior Business Partner, you’ll join a team of executive communications experts who support our C-suite executives and other officers in conveying Target’s purpose, culture, strategy and consumer brand through internal and external speeches, presentations, videos and team meetings.

Core responsibilities of this job are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

Responsibilities include:

  • Understanding the business- and thought-leadership landscapes and applying insights to best support our executives in internal and external communication. 
  • Flexing across key business areas and establishing rapport and trust with members of Target’s leadership team. 
  • Writing executive communications with a clear point of view, including speeches, scripts, presentations and other communications for internal and external audiences. 
  • Working closely with business leads on the Communications team and production partners in Marketing, particularly to produce Target’s key company meetings.

About you:

  • High-profile communications responsibility in the public or private sector 
  • Speechwriting experience, a love of speech craft and a way with words 
  • Ability to establish and sustain rapport with top leaders and serve as a trusted counselor and coach, helping them to convey a strong point of view 
  • Expertise in framing arguments, putting enterprise initiatives in context and storytelling for the ear, the heart and for engagement and impact 
  • Proactive in developing ideas to help leaders communicate to their teams or beyond 
  • Ability to master new topics and leader voices quickly 
  • Excellent research, storytelling and editing skills 
  • Talent for working with peers and influencing direction across a complex organization

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