Lead - Strategy Implementation

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sep 24, 2019
Nov 17, 2019
Employment Status
Full Time

Lead - Strategy Implementation

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 Strategy Implementation 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 Implementation Lead, you will work alongside team members from the Strategy Implementation team and core business functions to bring Target's enterprise strategies to life. You will do this by working with a team to bring data-driven problem solving approaches and iterative capability building to address Target's most meaningful enterprise challenges and drive sustained profitable growth. This includes leading efforts to deeply understand the current operations and performance of the business and designing detailed operational and financial business models to bring new strategies to life.You will support business teams through rapid problem solving, prototyping and testing, and the implementation of new capabilities and processes that deliver and sustain performance. Additionally, you will coordinate and lead both small and large working sessions with business stakeholders that drive to conclusions, agreement and outcomes. Working with the Director and/or Principal of Strategy Implementation, you'll execute detailed work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans, and status reports.

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 roles, 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)
  • Competent in project management; has the ability to manage tight deadlines
  • Proven ability to influence and communicate complex ideas effectively, verbally and in writing (including comfort with Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Ability to take risks, learn quickly, challenge the status quo, and work under ambiguous circumstances

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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