Kathee Tesija is executive vice president, Merchandising and Supply Chain, for Target. Her areas of responsibility include overseeing all merchandising functions of product design and development, sourcing, inventory management, merchandising systems, presentation and operations, as well as overseeing the company’s end-to-end global supply chain.
Tesija joined Target in 1986 as a merchandise analyst, and has held positions as merchandise analyst, merchandise planning manager, buyer and senior buyer.
In 1995, she was promoted to director, Merchandise Planning, and in 1997 was named divisional merchandise manager, Sporting Goods/Home Improvement/Automotive. Tesija was promoted to vice president, merchandise manager, Toys/Sporting Goods in 1999, and became vice president, general merchandise manager, Toys/Sporting Goods in March 2001. In July 2001, she was promoted to senior vice president, Hardlines.
Tesija was promoted to her current position of executive vice president, Merchandising, in 2008 and added responsibility for the company’s supply chain in 2012. Tesija received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Stout.
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