Sr Project Manager - Transportation

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jul 11, 2019
Aug 08, 2019
Employment Status
Full Time
Senior Project Manager - Transportation

Target Global Supply Chain and Logistics is evolving at an incredible pace. We are constantly reimagining how we get the right product to the right guest even better, faster and more cost effectively than before. We are becoming more intelligent, automated and algorithmic in our decision-making, so that no matter how guests shop-in stores or on deliver the convenience and immediate gratification they demand and deserve. We are on a mission to win decisively over any competitor, with a seamless and superior guest service experience unlike any they can offer. Our teams work with the agility our mission requires, and we constantly come together to implement new processes in record time. So we're looking for exceptional people who are proactive, creative, independent, innovative, risk-savvy and comfortable working in varying degrees of ambiguity. Are you a critical thinker who seeks the root cause and can analyze both qualitatively and quantitatively? Are you a creative problem-solver who simplifies problems, quickly identifies solutions, commits to a plan and then positively influences others to execute it? If so, you will have success on one of our dynamic teams.

About Global Transportation & Logistics (GTL)
A role in Global Transportation & Logistics means you'll focus on the efficient transportation of product around the world, while ensuring compliance with U.S. Customs regulations and achieving the best possible product availability through proper inventory positioning. You'll not only establish and develop great relationships with our vendors to encourage on-time shipment and delivery to stores and ultimately guests, but you'll also analyze transportation supplier capabilities and contracts for maximum speed, reliability and cost effectiveness.

Job Description Summary

Work closely with operating teams to advance transportation capabilities by supporting project management and cross-team communication venues. Track issues, risks, dependencies, metrics, and results. Support cross-functional governance activities across transportation, such as project intake, sequencing of major activities, or coordination of major functions across different parts of the organization. This role requires an individual who is curious, collaborative, has strong execution skills, and is comfortable navigating in an ambiguous, fast-paced environment.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate effective governance of cross-team activities, supporting one or more major activity areas (Examples: Project intake, product team coordination, carrier segmentation).
  • Manage the agendas for and facilitate cross-functional team meetings.
  • Develop and maintain roadmaps and timetables to ensure that initiatives are completed on-time and in service to the overall strategy.
  • Work closely with Lead Project Managers to drive large-scale projects and/or independently manage small scale projects by executing project-level reporting or other project deliverables, identifying risks and dependencies, problem-solving, and supporting change management.
  • Support problem analysis to identify root causes and potential solutions.
  • Provide inputs to other GTL and Global Supply Chain & Logistics (GSCL) functions, such as metrics development, analytics, and financial modeling.

Minimum Requirements and key competencies:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Strong execution and communication skills
  • Familiarity with project management tools and a variety of approaches (Agile, Six Sigma, etc)
  • Ability to think in terms of Now, Next and Future path forward
  • Comfortability conducting basic data analysis, including Excel
  • Highly flexible and comfortable working in an ambiguous, fast-paced environment

Desired Requirements:
  • Transportation or supply chain experience

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please visit your nearest Target store or Distribution Center or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.


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