Lead Project Engineer - Activation Engineering

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sep 05, 2019
Dec 14, 2019
Employment Status
Full Time

Lead Project Engineer, Activation Engineering
Global Supply Chain & Logistics

About us:

Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading retailers. We are on a journey to transform our internal supply chain, an expansive network of distribution and fulfillment centers, into a world-class, high speed, maximum throughput, omni-channel replenishment and last mile delivery e-commerce enterprise. Where ever and whenever our Guests choose to shop Target, the Global Supply Chain & Logistics team is committed to ensuring that the products our Guests need will always be available in our stores or online delivered on time, every time.

The Lead Project Engineer working on the Activation Engineering team will project manage and engineer the design and implementation of world class supply chain automation projects that will result in an enhanced Guest experience by increasing the speed and accuracy of processing of goods through the internal supply chain. This position will report to the Director of Activation Engineering.

Positions are currently available to fill based out of the Target HQ offices in Minneapolis, MN.

Key Responsibilities - Activation:
  • Build and manage end-to-end complex project plans that require facilitation and coordination across multiple cross functional partners
  • Track project schedule to critical path, project costs to budget, and project resources to capacity
  • Provide program level inputs to cross functional corporate leadership with respect to the execution of multi-year strategic plans
  • Ability to quickly connect and build relations across multitude of leaders, across the organization
  • Collaborate effectively across all internal and external stakeholders including vendors, internal engineering team, operations & facility teams
  • Maintain all project documentation and provide regular and accurate status updates
  • Assist & coordinate activities & projects across internal department teams
  • Develop & proliferate repeatable, internal tools & templates to assist with scheduling, budgeting, tracking & managing projects
  • Manage vendor implementation activities including schedules, design reviews, change requests and contingency spending approvals
  • Troubleshoot, resolve, & escalate installation issues quickly & effectively
  • Create and maintain installation and system acceptance testing specifications & standards
  • Test and accept all in-scope project related deliverables including supply chain process automation and various material handling systems included storage structures
  • Maintain, manage and close-out project punch lists in a timely and cost-effective manner
  • Maintain and promote all industry and regulatory safety requirements & procedures
  • Identify and aggressively lead reviews of the "lessons learned" throughput the project
  • Assist with ongoing continuous improvement activities and solicit feedback on project implementation performance

Minimum Position Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Industrial, Mechanical, Civil, Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
  • 7 or more years of combined experience in material handling, automation, manufacturing, supply chain and/or distribution and logistics industries
  • Proven project management experience implementing multi-million dollar, complex capital equipment & systems.
  • Multi-year experience with project management strategies required for complex and dynamic projects with very short lead times.
  • Exceptional analytical and organizational skills with demonstrated ability to manage several complex projects at the same time with high degrees of variation and uncertainty.
  • Candidate must be capable to work with little or no supervision or direction and will be given considerable latitude in decision making.
  • Natural ability to speak and write effectively at all organizational levels.
  • Candidate must be able to demonstrate excellent judgment and decision making skills under conditions of exceptional uncertainty with possibility of significant lack of data.
  • Frequently provides significant leadership or influence as a coordinator of complex cross-functional projects.
  • Proficiency with standard project planning software applications
  • Ability to travel at short notice- up to 40% (varies by project phase)

Preferred Qualifications & Experiences
  • Familiarity with material flow methodologies
  • Experience with facility layouts, & construction
  • Experience with distribution and/or logistics process flows & operations
  • Experience with lean, six sigma, & other continuous improvement concepts & methodologies
  • Project management professional "PMP" training

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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