Lead Risk Consultant

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Nov 12, 2020
Dec 10, 2020
Employment Status
Full Time
Lead Risk Consultant

Classification: Exempt

Date: October 2020

About us:

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

To match the signature style and passion of Target's distinctive and beloved retail brand, Target Legal Affairs is a dynamic and deeply knowledgeable team of legal pros, each with valuable expertise from several disciplines. Whether specializing in government affairs, policy, risk management, regulatory compliance, ethics or employee and labor relations, this team advocates for Target and its business plans in communities across the nation and works across the entire company to provide internal clients with cohesive guidance. We are committed to being internal experts to both internal and external entities on key issues that affect Target's ability to productively do business. We focus on defining, investigating, anticipating and ultimately mitigating risk in all its forms. We apply our grasp of brand law by overseeing, maintaining and ensuring correct, consistent and authorized use of Target's signature Bullseye logo, assets and other trademarked material. We help protect Target and its subsidiaries by applying our comprehensive understanding and interpretation of the laws that govern our stores, distribution centers and corporate locations. Here, you'll enjoy working autonomously with a healthy work-life balance. Your passion for learning the business and building relationships with the senior leaders and key business partners that you support will be key to tackling the ever-changing legal challenges we face in a dynamic and fast-paced retail landscape. From brand and patent law to contract development and negotiations, you'll be challenged and gratified by a role with Target Legal Affairs.

A role in Enterprise Risk Management means you will help identify and manage top strategic, financial, operational and compliance risks Target faces. You will also play a key role in coordinating and maintaining an enterprise response framework for these areas of risk.

The Lead Risk Consultant role is a strong individual contributor with identified areas of expertise for risk management & monitoring, focused on Target's enterprise risk portfolio. Role is responsible for drafting, finishing and presenting their own work to peers and leaders involved with subject matter content. Role concentrates on specific elements of the risk lifecycle (identification, assessment, treatment and monitoring) and must both execute the work product and develop appropriate maturity and evolution plans in accordance with the Target risk framework. Role will engage with cross-functional partners across the company, including subject matter leaders (VP+). Role must have exceptional communication skills and strong critical thinking skills.

Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

Principle duties and responsibilities:
  • Lead the risk management cycle for a portion of the enterprise risk portfolio, including risk identification, assessment and ongoing risk monitoring and reporting
  • Conduct internal and external research on the root causes and key indicators associated with top enterprise risks and monitor these developments
  • Partner closely with peers and colleagues on Enterprise Risk Management team to identify and understand dependencies across all enterprise risks
  • Complete risk assessments for business risks as part of Target's Risk Universe
  • Maintain relationships with subject matter experts in different Target business units to understand objectives and to obtain internal and external data related to the enterprise risk portfolio
  • Develop work product for Target leaders and executives, including visualization of data and executive ready PowerPoint presentations
  • Perform special projects, analyses and studies to increase Target's understanding and awareness of specific enterprise risks and emerging risks
  • Publish internal and external research on Target's enterprise risk portfolio to Target's leadership, risk owners and teams and internal partners in Compliance and Internal Audit
  • Provide ongoing risk reporting to business partners to assist in planning and decision making, and ad-hoc assessments to assist business partners with point-in-time decisions

About you:
  • 5-7 years' experience in risk management, intelligence or insights, with a proven track record of using data to drive decision making
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Excellent cognitive skills including analytical and problem solving abilities
  • Ability to handle multiple issues at once and prioritize urgent versus important
  • Proven ability to develop and leverage strong partnerships in order to obtain feedback and insight, influence, negotiate, and accomplish work through others
  • Proven ability to communicate complex ideas effectively
  • Strong strategic thinking skills to understand and anticipate the impact and opportunities across multiple projects
  • Strong interpersonal capabilities; able to present, influence and lead at all levels of the organization
  • Proven project leadership and business acumen; solid track record of execution and results
  • Proven ability to be a member of a team, open to new ideas and supportive of the team's success
  • Exceptional technology skills - proficient in Microsoft suite of products, Excel and remote workplace technology (Zoom)

Desired requirements:
  • Expertise in risk management or strategic planning or risk intelligence; advanced degree

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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