Sr Operations Engineer

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sep 18, 2019
Nov 01, 2019
Employment Status
Full Time
About us:
Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading retailers.

Right on pace with Target's distinctive retail brand, Target Store Operations is continuing to transform the way it operates. Here, your work directly supports the store mission to be the guest favorite through successfully developing and communicating the processes for operations, style and experience, new structures, new operating models and new technology, and utilizing workforce management activities for our 1,800 locations nationwide. Store Operations manages and enhances the informational resources for researching and resolving operational issues, while guiding and communicating with the field team and leaders who use them. Are you a customer service enthusiast who can actively listen to many points of view and then visualize how they'll perform when operationalized in a store? Are you happy to partner with leaders as well as field team members who are often the experts on how well a process is working? Can you creatively envision more efficient processes and how they'll deliver a better experience for guests and team members? Do you possess the innovative mindset to question the status quo, and the confidence to work under varying degrees of ambiguity and well-informed experimentation? Then you'll have success on one of our dynamic teams.

A role with Process Operations means a big opportunity to apply your logistics, supply chain and fulfillment experience to continuously improve the strategies that fuel behind-the-scenes processes like fulfillment, replenishment and inventory accuracy.

The Senior Operations Engineer works independently to develop, test and implement optimal process solutions in Stores by applying engineered standards to identify the most desirable outcome. The Senior Operations Engineer may lead assignments or work within cross-functional project teams to build, maintain and apply engineered standards to design process solutions. This role will drive adoption of efficiency guidelines and behaviors in stores. Operations Engineers will identify areas for productivity and process improvement through analysis and modeling.

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, degree in Engineering or Statistics preferred
• 3+ years of practical experience (e.g. retail or supply chain experience)
• Green Belt Certified and/or demonstrated knowledge in utilizing various engineering optimization methods (Lean, Kaizen, Six Sigma)
• Strong written and verbal communication skills, ability to advocate for and present recommendations to senior leaders
• Ability to use AutoCAD, SketchUp
• Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills
• Experience in collaborating with cross functional groups
• Ability to resolve problems that are without clear precedent
• Ability to manage and adjust multiple priorities in fast paced environment
• Ability to query and extract data using SQL

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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