Sr Packaging Engineer - Supply Chain

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Mar 03, 2017
Jun 01, 2017
Employment Status
Full Time
JOIN US AS A SR PACKAGING ENGINEER - SUPPLY CHAINThe Supply Chain Transformation Team is looking for a detail-oriented and experienced Sr. Packaging Engineer to define and execute programs that support operational efficiencies and guest experience improvements across our supply chain.  The scope of this role is broad and includes the ability to define processes and capabilities for Target's future supply chain.  You will be responsible for defining strategy and leading large programs to improve efficiency, quality, guest experience, sustainability, and drive significant improvements in fulfillment packaging programs. This role provides a unique opportunity to develop strategy, develop solutions, and then drive execution through cross functional teams.  As a Sr. Packaging Engineer, you will have ownership and responsibility to thoroughly understand packaging through the full product cycle - from product strategy, prioritization, and development to adoption and iteration with product management, analytics, operations, and additional partner teams across Target. A successful candidate will excel in cross-functional team work, be able to successfully test and implement new packaging initiatives, be passionate about improving the guest experience, be highly resourceful and analytical, and will have an ability to think and act both strategically and tactically, to work independently under time constraints to meet deadlines. He or she will have a proven track record in taking on end-to-end ownership and successfully delivering results in an ambiguous, fast-paced, and dynamic business environment.

RESPONSIBILITIESDevelopment & support of business, technical, and system requirements
Leading cross functional teams to drive solutions
Managing projects from design to execution in an agile format
Managing and reporting key performance metrics at various levels throughout Target
The right candidate will possess these skills:
You are an influential leader with business, operations and technology knowledge, a tremendous guest focus, excellent problem solver, and team player.
- You have a strong program management background and have demonstrated experience leading large projects and will have a well-rounded technical/operations/packaging background.
- You must be a strong self-starter and be able to thrive and succeed in an entrepreneurial environment, and not be hindered by ambiguity or competing priorities. This means you are not only able to develop and drive high-level strategic initiatives, but can also roll up your sleeves, dig in and get the job done.
- You will identify and analyze data to determine root causes, develop business cases, test solutions and prioritize competing program opportunities.REQUIREMENTS:Bachelor's degree in Packaging Science or related field is required. MBA or other advanced degree is preferred.
5+ years of experience developing protective packaging solutions with focus on supply chain
Experience managing projects and/or programs
Experience communicating and presenting to senior leadership
Demonstrated leadership in driving cross-functional teamsSound business judgment, strong analytical thinking and technical skills, and the ability to influence others driving clear results
Ability to analyze and propose data-driven solutions
Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal)