Project Pipeline Manager, Owned Brands

Employer
Target
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Posted
Feb 11, 2021
Closes
Feb 27, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
Description:
About us:

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

Owned Brand Teams - At the heart of one of the world's best loved and most recognizable brands is an impeccable Owned Brand Product Design & Management, and Sourcing & Development organization. We thrive on the magic of discovering that just-right thing, and we infuse everything we do with our passion for delighting our guests. We concept, develop, source, make and deliver great new products that Target guests expect and deserve. We are uber-savvy trend and quality experts who stay ahead of the curve, proactively identifying our market's needs and exceeding them, every time. Join one of our dynamic and inventive teams to influence the performance, quality and value that decisively position Target above the competition.

The Owned Brand Strategy & Operations team within OBS&D is comprised of pipeline managers, project managers, operations managers, and technology and data analysts. As a Project Pipeline Manager, you will co-create the build out of this capability, aide in establishing processes and routines for engaged partners in OBM, support the PPM team in pilots, roll outs, and tool creation and implementation. Project Pipeline Managers will assist in data aggregation and visualization to enable routine pipeline meetings. Project Pipeline Managers will co-create the necessary tools to help with training and the change management process.

PPM Process Build & Crawl
  • Aide in ideation and documentation of build and crawl process
  • Support PPM team with change management materials for OBM and enterprise
  • Process tools implementation with SS (working closely with SS team) & 10K Feet

OB Prioritization Meeting Routines
  • Provide analysis and meaningful data visualization of pipeline data to ensure the right mix of projects, understanding of risks and right capabilities to maximize the value of the pipeline
  • Assess impact and recommend course of action for adding new projects to pipeline
  • Schedule and help OB leaders facilitate prioritization decision making meetings on monthly or quarterly cadence; communicates and implements decisions to broader team
  • Co-create a Pipeline horizon that is a 36-month view to include active projects in-flight and proposed future projects preparing for activation
  • Work closely with project managers and SME's to prepare analysis and recommendations in advance for meeting

Pipeline Analysis & Scenario Planning
  • Monitor project pipeline health and provide meaningful analysis and data visualization
  • Develop alternative scenarios to optimize the pipeline value within the current constraints of the business and propose options to unlock greater value over a 36-month horizon

Project Intake and Activation
  • Responsible for working closely with Project Management, Brand Management (e.g. New Brands), Marketing (e.g. LTOs) and Merchandizing teams to ensure new proposed projects are entered into the Pipeline tool and meet the intake thresholds.
  • Help provide in data governance of the information and Smartsheet tool
  • Facilitate project activation with project managers as approved (or pre-approved) in prioritization meetings

Resource Management
  • Help in estimating resource demand at the role/AOE level for projects in the repository
  • Responsible for ensuring all resource data is up to date in the pipeline management tool
  • Analyze resource demand vs. capacity; and develop scenario recommendations

Other Responsibilities
  • Co-create and transform Target as an industry leading company of choice through equitable experiences across talent practices; assessment, selection process, onboarding, retention and Inclusive leadership

About you:
  • 4-year college degree (or equivalent experience)
  • 3+ years of retail, brand and/or product development/sourcing experience
  • Experience with pipeline/portfolios management processes and disciplines a plus
  • Strength at understanding and analyzing data, scenario analysis, building compelling data visualization/storytelling to influence leader decisions on prioritization
  • Strong communication skills and proven ability to influence cross functionally and building trust.
  • Expert at working in an ambiguous environment and self-activator
  • Committed to continuous learning, diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Experience working with culturally diverse team members
  • Strategic mindset and bias for action with strong ability for strategic planning, and driving toward our vision
  • Smartsheet & 10K feet experience a plus


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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