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Jill Sando is the executive vice president and Chief Merchandising Officer, Style and Owned Brands for Target and a member of its leadership team. Jill is responsible for delivering a unified merchandising strategy for Target with a focus on Style and Owned Brands. Jill oversees strategic direction, enterprise buying, merchandising, and partnerships for the Apparel, Accessories and Home categories. She is also responsible for the company’s more than 40 owned brands including, design, development, sourcing and management.
Jill joined Target in 1997 as an associate buyer and has held roles throughout Merchandising, Planning, and Product Design & Development. During her leadership for Target’s Home business, Jill led the instrumental category reinvention, which included a particular focus on the owned brand portfolio. Most recently, Jill served as Senior Vice President and General Merchandising Manager for Apparel and Home.
Prior to joining Target, Jill started her retail career with Younkers department store in Des Moines, Iowa.
In addition to her responsibilities at Target, Jill sits on the Board of Directors for Perspectives, a local non-profit dedicated to supporting at-risk families and children. The organizations addresses homelessness, racial disparity, poverty, trauma, mental and chemical health issues, and nutrition.
Jill received her bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Communications from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota.