Kathee Tesija is executive vice president and chief merchandising and supply chain officer for Target and a member of its Leadership Team. 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 and Target Canada.
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 in 2008 and added responsibility for the company’s supply chain in 2012 and Target Canada in 2014. Tesija received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Stout.
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