Director, Corporate Financial Strategy

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Apr 21, 2017
May 03, 2017
Employment Status
Full Time


About This Opportunity

You will have the opportunity to grow and transform Target's business through leadership, strong financial analysis, high-impact insights and active engagement with executive and senior leaders.Directly impact on enterprise-wide strategies, capital investments, business development, resource allocations and financial direction.Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals.As a Director - Corporate Financial Strategy, you'll…

Ensure alignment between Target's Long Range Financial Plan and the Enterprise Strategic Roadmap:

•Lead year-round focus on Long Range Plan scenarios and opportunities.Proactively identify gaps in financial performance and surface conversations to leadership.

•Partner with Enterprise Strategy, Performance Acceleration, and LT to evaluate and interpret enterprise strategic decisions and their impact on Target's business model

•Interpret external perspective on Target (competitor results, investment banking reports, etc.) into internal opportunities and focuses.

•Partner across FP&A to improve the financial acumen and influence across FP&A to better drive results across the enterprise.

Partner Deeply with Strategy & Innovation pyramid to ensure Financial rigor and alignment of Target's Strategic initiatives

•Lead forecasting, planning and analysis of Target's Innovation Investment Portfolio

•Evaluate the benefits, risks, and financial implications of new initiatives or products.Build business cases for use in Innovation governance & go/no-go decision making

•Build reporting, analytics & insights process for results of in-flight Innovation Programs

•Deepen partnership with Business Development team to increase understanding of potential deals on existing Target business model

•As appropriate, work to identify synergies across existing Target P&L; track and manage synergy achievement post-deal

•Ensure appropriate connectivity / visibility across Finance teams to potential deals

Lead and develop a small team of seasoned Finance Sr. Managers

•Attract, manage, and develop seasoned finance talent

•Sets priorities, removes obstacles for delivering on objectives, and ensures the team is focused on providing value-added support that helps deliver strong financial performance

•Partners across finance to identify needed expertise, liaison to other finance stakeholders


•BA in Accounting or Finance, MBA preferred

•     10 - 12 years of prior relevant work experience

•     Outstanding analytical skills & understanding of Target's business model

•Ability to communicate and influence at senior levels

•Understanding of external perspective / insights on Target business.Could include M&A and/or other relevant industry experience.

•Outstanding project management skills.

•Comfortable in white space / undefined situations

•Demonstrated leadership skills - ability to direct and influence a team, clients, and peers.

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