Lead Product Owner - Artificial Intelligence, Inventory Planning & Control

Employer
Target
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Posted
Oct 02, 2019
Closes
Oct 29, 2019
Employment Status
Full Time
Description:
About us:

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

Target Inventory Planning & Control is a new Inventory Management system comprising of 1) Inventory Positioning - how much, where, when, and in what unit of measure inventory is needed across Target's network to meet demand and 2) Purchasing - generates inventory and purchase plans to project out when and how much inventory is needed to be purchased from vendors

We are constantly reimagining how we get the right product to the guest even better, faster and more cost effectively than before. Using Artificial Intelligence we are becoming more intelligent, automated and algorithmic in our decision-making, so that no matter how guests shop-in stores or on Target.com-we 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 the Job:

Product Teams at Target are accountable for the delivery of business outcomes enabled through technology and analytic products that are easy to use, easily maintained and highly reliable. Product teams have one shared backlog that is inclusive of all product, technology, discovery and design work.

As a Lead Product Owner, you will work in the product model and will partner to develop a comprehensive product strategy, related roadmap, and set key business objectives (OKRs) for your respective product. You will need to leverage the knowledge of your product, as well as, customer feedback and establish other relevant data points to assess value, develop business cases, and prioritize the direction and desired outcomes for your product. You will lead a product and work in unison with engineers, UX designers, data scientists and business partners to deliver a product.

You will be the "voice of the product" to key stakeholders to ensure that their needs are met and that the product team is getting the direction and support that it needs to be successful. You will develop and actively understand the market, maintain a product roadmap and backlog outlining the customer themes, epics, and stories while prioritizing the backlog to focus on the highest impact work for your team and stakeholders.

You will encourage the open exchange of information and viewpoints, as well as, inspire others to achieve challenging goals and high standards of performance while committing to the organization's direction. You will foster sense of urgency to achieve goals and leverage resources to overcome unexpected obstacles, and partner with product teams across the organization to help them achieve their goals while pursuing and completing yours. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

In addition to the above you will be responsible for the following activities:
  • Draft key business objectives and strategies for the Inventory Planning & Control products
  • Articulate vision and strategy for the products to drive alignment with teams and partners
  • Identify which problems to solve through a logical/systematic approach and determine when to scale a solution
  • Use data science and scale AI algorithms, simulations and optimizations to solve supply chain problems
  • Foster a sense of urgency to achieve goals and leverage resources to overcome obstacles.
  • Apply appropriate industry knowledge to influence product direction
  • Share and communicate common vision with Scrum teams, including Data Engineers and AI Data Scientists - ensuring the teams are aligned around similar goals and objectives.
  • Solicit and leverage feedback from key stakeholders and users of product(s).


About you:
  • 4-year college degree (or equivalent experience)
  • 6+ years of retail experience or equivalent domain experience
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience with technology and ability to facilitate communication between business and technology teams
  • Experience working in an agile environment (e.g. user stories, iterative development, scrum teams, sprints, personas)
  • Proven ability to lead a body of work with cross functional partners
  • Experience in a Product Owner role preferably in Supply Chain
  • Superior data and analytical skills. Background in building data science driven applications.
  • Proven track record in performing well in a fast-paced environment and organizational skills to manage multiple projects with tight deadlines
  • Biased towards action. Ability to make data driven decisions


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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