Director Strategy Enterprise Strategy Development-(ESD)

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Apr 22, 2017
Sep 16, 2017
Business, Other
Employment Status
Full Time

STRATEGY DIRECTOR, ENTERPRISE STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT (ESD)Similar Industry Titles and Key Words: Strategy Director, Engagement Manager, Associate Principal, Case Team LeaderAbout This OpportunityLeading the retail revolution as Target's champions of bold strategic thinking, execution, and the most impactful innovation, the Enterprise Strategy team seeks to drive profitable enterprise growth by exploring new opportunities (e.g., markets, formats, channels, guest segments), driving strategic focus and accountability and transforming Target's business.Leading a team of business strategists, you will apply your strengths in thought leadership (e.g., fact-based and analytical problem-solving; critical and conceptual thinking), passion for innovation and strong leadership presence to shape Target's long-term strategic direction.As a Strategy Director, you will…
  • Lead multiple project teams on strategy consulting-like engagements that identify and seek to harness enterprise or business unit growth opportunities.
  • Understand retail trends, competitors, and consumers to develop new concepts and businesses that meet future needs in retail landscape, both domestically and abroad.
  • Become a thought partner to senior executives, influencing decisions in line with business unit and enterprise strategy.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally and effectively influence without authority to drive business decisions and advance long-term strategic efforts.
  • Expand the team's knowledge base in one or more focus areas (e.g., functional, innovation, competitive intelligence).
  • Be responsible for long-term development of Direct Reports.
  • Coach and develop project team members consisting of ESD (Principals, Leads, and/ or Sr Analysts) and other company resources.
  • Act as core member of the Enterprise Strategy Development leadership team, prioritizing resources, setting overall team direction, and representing the team's professional and fun culture.
  • Work closely with SVP, Enterprise Strategy and Sr Director, Enterprise Strategy Development in plotting future strategic opportunity for company.

  • 4-year college degree as well as post graduate degree (MBA preferred) with a minimum of five years of work experience after graduate school in strategic leadership roles.  Equivalent of 10+ years of design experience with strong emphasis on design research, innovation, and experience prototyping in lieu of post graduate degree.
  • Prior experience in engagement/ project leadership with a top management or innovation  consulting firm (McKinsey, Bain, IDEO, Jump, etc) or in a Fortune 100-level corporate strategy group.
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple, disparate projects at the same time, simultaneously managing working team, partner, and senior executive relationships.
  • Track record of building strong working relationships with executive leaders across functions and businesses.
  • 5+ years of people management experience required, including leading leaders of people.
  • Directly lead and/ or coach teams through a systematic approach to strategic problem solving such as disaggregation, design research, and/ or prototyping methodologies.
  • Strong conceptual skills, including ability to translate consumer research and observations into actionable opportunities.
  • Excellent listening and problem disaggregation skills.
BenefitsEligible team members will receive one of the best earnings packages anywhere, including competitive pay, all-around insurance coverage, 401(k), flexible scheduling, training and development and many other perks and benefits. Target is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is a drug-free workplace.About Target®Expect the Best. At Target, we have a vision: to become the best - the best culture and brand, the best place for growth and the company with the best reputation. We offer an inclusive, collaborative and energetic work environment that rewards those who perform. We deliver engaging, innovative and on-trend experiences for our team members and our guests. We invest in our team members' futures by developing leaders and providing a breadth of opportunities for professional development. It takes the best to become the best, and we are committed to building a team that does the right thing for our guests, shareholders, team members and communities. Minneapolis-based Target Corporation serves guests at stores nationwide and at Target is committed to providing a fun and convenient shopping experience with access to unique and highly differentiated products at affordable prices. Since 1946, the corporation has given 5 percent of its income through community grants and programs like Take Charge of Education®.