Lead Business Partner - Food Operations

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Nov 19, 2017
Mar 30, 2018
Business, Other
Employment Status
Full Time

JOIN US AS A FOOD OPERATIONS LEAD BUSINESS PARTNER             About This OpportunityLeverage food expertise to optimize a store process to drive sales, improve efficiencies, and provide an inspired guest shopping experience.  Serves as orchestrator (planning & delivery) and liaison to HQ teams like Merchandising, Property Management, Space & Presentation, Store Operations, Food Safety, and Legal Affairs (FESQA) on the design and implementation of initiatives that impact stores in the Food & Beverage space.Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals.  As a Food Operations Lead Business Partner, you'll take the lead as you…
  • Serve planning & delivery function by effectively bundling Food & Beverage work into the broader project workload going out to stores
  • Drive operational improvement in stores by updating processes, improving productivity, and increasing profitable sales
  • Lead end-to-end initiatives to achieve the necessary return on investment (ROI) while efficiently utilizing Target resources
  • Utilize critical thinking, strategy, research, analysis, issue framing, and benchmarking to understand and influence the technology, process, and organizational change management aspects of Target initiatives that impact stores
  • Coordinate Sr Leadership approval across Store Operations and Stores leadership as appropriate
  • Use data, insights and research to drive a vision for food process that is cohesive with enterprise needs
  • Maintain strong relationships with partners and peers to benchmark performance, identify emerging trends, best methods, tools, technologies and influence innovation
  • Represent Store Operations as subject matter expert and single point of contact in enterprise cross-pyramid initiatives, ensuring store impact is communicated and understood and partners are connected with correct Store Operation functions depending on the work to be accomplished
  • Maintain close contact with the field F&B team to understand operational opportunities and solicit feedback
  • Serves liaison to Enterprise Food Safety Team, evaluates recommendations and decisions and consults peers on recommended store process impacts
  • Translate policies from Food Safety and Risk and Compliance into simple, efficient processes for stores
  • Act as an advocate for stores and addresses escalated questions or concerns
  • Leads/coordinates store visits to assess and identify ways to reduce store expense, rework, simplify processes and solicit store feedback
  • Create intuitive instructions, training, and communication to stores to ensure adoption of new or updated processes
  • Identify patterns that impact multiple stores and takes partners to implement long term solutions
  • Four year college degree
  • 5-10 years of relevant work experience (i.e. grocery/food service)
  • Ability to build strategic vision and drive organizational change
  • Experience influencing key business partners, including senior leadership, without authority
  • Program and process management/ownership experience
  • Ability to operate in an ambiguous and rapidly changing work environment
  • Must be comfortable working independently, with minimal oversight, setting own objectives and measuring against goals
  • Ability to challenge upward and challenge the status quo
  • Ability to resolve problems that are without clear precedent
  • Ability to influence and negotiate effectively
  • Ability to establish and maintain cross-functional working relationships across the enterprise
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Strong leadership and conflict management skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, potential interactions ranging from senior leaders to subject matter experts
  • High level of integrity and accountability


  • Project Management
  • Recent retail/grocery store experience
  • Proficient in Food Safety and familiar with FDA Model Food Code (CP-FS, REHS)


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