Matt Shillings

Matt Shillings

Manager Assets Protection

  • Minneapolis MN

Experienced retailer leader (10+ years) and passionate leader of teams.  My career goals are founded in making a large impact on team members and businesses I interact with while taking on new and exciting challenges.

Work experience
Work experience
May 2013 - Present
Manager Assets Protection
Target Corporation

Responsible for leading a team of five for consulting to merchants and vendors for innovative solutions on ways to reduce shortage and drive profitable sales in all 1800 stores.

Lead a cross functional team to identify profit gaps by leveraging key operational and financial metrics, that will account for $40 million in profit.

Developed a gap identification process for Target Canada to identify profit opportunities, that accounted for $5 million in profit. (Director Award)

Created team vision and alignment against new mission (98% upward feedback).

Lead and develop a diverse team of five of executive team members.

May 2011 - May 2013
Business Partner Assets Protection
Target Corporataion

Responsible for consulting to Merchants and vendors for innovative solutions on ways to reduce shortage and drive profitable sales in Health and Beauty.

Led Cross Functional Team to focus on initiatives to drive sales and reduce shortage in Beauty, resulted in a 15% sales increase and a 32bps improvement in shortage. (SVP Award)

Created a process to allow the team to identify errors significantly faster and close profit gaps that accounted for $50 million reduction. (Director Award)

Developed a process to allow the team to plan and forecast shortage by division to share with key partners.

May 2008 - May 2011
Merchandise Presentation Expert
Target Corporation

Responsible for the design and implantation of the overall presentation strategy for Shoes, Household Products, and Baby in all 1800 stores.

Led large cross functional teams and external vendors to develop innovative solutions to presentation to drive overall organization goals.

Created a Back to College Shop in Shoes, which drove an incremental $2.5m in sales.

Led a cross functional team to develop new innovative fixture presentation for shoes.

Maintained relationships and partnerships with key strategic vendors including P&G and Kimberly Clark.

Led and developed a diverse team of executive and non-exempt team members.

Jun 2006 - Apr 2008

Responsible for developing business strategies, product launches, marketing plans, and merchandising assortments for Handbags for Macy's Stores

Analyzed trends and consumer insights to create assortment which increased market share and delivered year over year growth.

Jun 2005 - Jun 2006
Planning Analyst

Responsible for the inventory and financial management of a category in Handbags for Macy's stores.

Assess in-season product performance and recommend pricing, inventory chase/cancel, and product movement initiatives.

Strong understanding of merchandising financials, ability to drive business results, and strategic thinking

2001 - 2005
B.B.A Marketing
University of Minnesota Duluth


Team development
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Project Management

DMAIC, Change Leadership, Project Management Tools, and Decision Effectiveness

Microsoft Office

Excel, Powerpoint, Visio, and Word

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