Strategy Execution and Operational Excellence Lead

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Feb 20, 2019
May 01, 2019
Business, Other
Employment Status
Full Time
Description: Strategy Execution and Operational Excellence Lead

About Us:

Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading retailers.

On pace with one of the world's best-loved and most recognized retail brands, Target Strategy & Innovation is focused on the future. We are at the center of developing and enabling how Target evolves to meet the changing needs of our guests while winning a competitive global retail marketplace. Here, you'll partner with internal contacts and external firms in a wide variety of roles—whether you're a technical engineer in San Francisco or a corporate strategist at Target headquarters in Minneapolis. Do you love the idea of helping to shape Target's long-term strategy development? Are you a champion for rigor and process to ensure successful strategic planning? Can you bring your energy and big ideas to the table in order to build momentum in new business innovation? Then bring your talent to the game and join us in bringing to life a portfolio of initiatives designed to move Target forward.

A role within Operational Excellence means working with business leaders to drive the company's most important strategic priorities. It means being part of a team that works on a wide range of strategies from rolling out new marketing initiatives to developing new operational capabilities.And it means always bringing a high standard for problem solving, data driven decision making, and cross functional leadership.

As a Strategy Execution and Operational Excellence Lead, you will work alongside team members from the Operational Excellence team and core business functions to deeply understand the current operations and performance of the business.You will then design detailed operational and financial business models that will bring a new strategy to life.Finally, you will support the business teams through rapid problem solving, prototyping and testing, and the implementation of new capabilities and processes that deliver and sustain performance.

Core responsibilities of this job are described within the job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business need.

About You: 

Bachelor's degree in a relevant field; advanced degree preferred

5+ years of practical experience, including strategic operations consulting, retail, supply chain, or other applicable industry experience

Experience developing plans to achieve company / business unit strategies

Experience leading cross-functional groups to develop and implement new capabilities

Strong problem solving skills. Ability to break down problems into fundamental parts, identify root causes, synthesize findings, and make informed decisions

Experience with different types of analysis (e.g., financial analysis and modeling, process analysis, statistical measurement analysis)

Proven ability to influence and communicate complex ideas effectively, verbally and in writing

Demonstrated ability to manage ambiguity


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