Jose Barra, SVP, Health & Beauty, Target on the virtues of partnership."
José Barra is Senior Vice President, Health & Beauty for Target Corporation. Mr. Barra joined Target in 2004 and has held several senior positions including Vice President and Divisional Merchandise Manager of Housewares, Divisional Merchandise Manager of Healthcare, Director of Merchandise Planning and Director of Strategy and Research.
In his current role, Mr. Barra is responsible for the retailer's health and beauty businesses, including the merchandising and operations of more than 1,500 pharmacy locations, over-the-counter drugs, optical, healthcare compliance, in-store clinics and managed care partnerships. His dedication to continuous innovation and talent development has contributed to incremental growth for the company and supported Target's differentiated positioning in the marketplace.
Prior to joining Target Mr. Barra worked for McKinsey & Company Inc., a global management consulting firm, serving leading businesses across Latin America.
Mr. Barra currently serves on the board of directors for the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. He received an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and earned his undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame.
Jose Barra, Senior Vice President, Healthcare & Beauty for Target, believes the beauty industry is slow to embrace and accept the consumer's "new reality". "The Shops at Target" is taking a new approach to beauty by not partnering with designers, but instead specialty curators.