Product Design & Development Project Manager - Job Share 3 Days

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Dec 16, 2018
Jan 10, 2019
Employment Status
Full Time
Description: PD&D Project Manager

About us:

Target is one of the world's most recognized brands and the second-largest retailer in the United States.

Targets Product Design & Development - At the heart of one of the world's best loved and most recognizable brands is an impeccable Product Development & Design organization. We thrive on the magic of discovering that just-right thing, and we infuse everything we do with our passion for affordable chic. We concept, develop, make and deliver the stylish new favorites that Target guests expect and deserve. We are uber-savvy trend and style experts who stay ahead of the curve, proactively identifying our market's needs and exceeding them, every time. Join one of our dynamic and inventive teams to influence the style, quality and value that decisively position Target above the competition. Your input will have a direct and positive effect, whether on home, hardlines or apparel & accessories. Here, you'll be close to the action of dreaming up and bringing to life the Target-owned brands that surprise and gratify guests, wherever and whenever they love to shop.

The Strategy & Operations team within PD&D is comprisedof project managers, operations managers and innovation strategists. As a project manager, you'll lead a cross-functional team(s) in the creation and ownership of product development and the execution of project plans.  You'll also drive results by working across the business to develop products and manage resources.  Building collaborative partnerships with stakeholders to define requirements, constraints, and assumptions in order to establish the project deliverables, resource needs and timelines.  You'll be responsible for identifying opportunities for efficiencies within the product development approach by leveraging analytics, reporting, key business partner's strengths, project closure, and lessons learned.  Being bold by clearly communicating deliverables, anticipating potential roadblocks & risk before they occur are essential.  You'll be a neutral strategic thought partner with strong interpersonal skills that partners with the CFT to move the business forward and drive for quick and effective issue resolution.  Use creative problem solving techniques & critical thinking skills to facilitate effective decision making within the cross-functional team and champion proactive issue resolution.  Champion change management and incorporate key elements as it relates to owned brand product development.  We'll support you along the way with robust onboarding, as well as personal and career development, to help you grow.  The exciting part of retail?  It's always changing!  Core responsibilities of this job are described within this job description.  Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:

·Four year degree

·3-5 years experience as a Project Manager

·Excellent verbal and written communication skills

·Strong interpersonal skills

·Multi-task oriented

·Excellent organizational skills & ability to prioritize

·Ability to think critically and solve problems

·Capable of leading teams through change

·Ability to work in a collaborative team environment & manage relationships with partners


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