Sr. Project Manager Center of Excellence

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Feb 11, 2021
Feb 27, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
About us:
Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading retailers.

Target Owned Brand Sourcing & Development (OBS&D) - At the heart of one of the world's best loved and most recognizable brands is an industry leading Owned Brand organization. We thrive on the magic of discovering that just-right thing, and we infuse everything we do with our passion for affordable chic. We concept, develop, make, and source the stylish new favorites that Target guests expect and deserve. Join one of our dynamic and inventive teams to influence the style, quality, and value that decisively position Target above the competition. Your input will have a direct and positive effect, whether on home, food & beverage, essentials or apparel & accessories. Here, you'll be close to the action of dreaming up and bringing to life the Target-owned brands that surprise and gratify guests, wherever and whenever they love to shop.

The Strategy & Operations team within OBS&D is comprised of operations managers, process experts, and innovation strategists. A role with the Project Management Center Of Excellence (COE) team will provide you an opportunity to drive industry-leading project management capabilities across multiple owned brand product categories. Are you a project management expert who can support this capability by staying one step ahead of the industry? Can you maneuver through unique business and product categories to determine the consistent process and tool needs while maintaining industry-leading project management disciplines? Then you'll have success on our PM COE team who owns the development of all Target owned brand project management key processes and tools. In close partnership with our project managers across OBs, you'll drive process, tool and technology solutions that will support and enhance consistent PM responsibilities. In partnership with our S&O team, you'll also provide training and education on core project management skills. A Sr. COE Project Manager drives development of tools in partnership with our S&O technology team to manage calendars and stage gate meetings. The Sr. COE Project Manager will also be accountable for the owned brand sample management COE, ensuring consistent processes and tools in support of our Project Development Specialists and enterprise owned brand sample management processes during product creation.

Senior COE Project Manager


  • Lead development of process, tools and technology to support both efficiencies and effectiveness of the owned brand project management and sample management capabilities
  • Develop consistent approaches/frameworks, standards and governance for project management disciplines in service to owned brand product creation
  • Collaborate with the Product Operations teams to identify pain points and create solutions for consistent PM CFT interactions and responsibilities.
  • Lead PM prioritization and advancement of technology enhancements (ie Smartsheet) to enable consistency and ease in CFT stage gate and calendar management
  • Lead development and approach to sustainable training and career development for project managers
  • Communicate with Product Operations and Brand Management teams to ensure consistent project management discipline across the owned brand organization
  • Partner with external agencies, learning institutions (ie St Thomas, U of MN), project management organizations with other retailers and industries to drive innovation and new solutions in project management disciplines and internal PM training requirements
  • Leader of one direct report (total team of two) with global owned brand sample management responsibilities
  • Performs other duties as required/assigned by manager

Minimum Job Requirements
  • Four year degree or equivalent work experience
  • 8+ years of Project Management experience or experience running structured well-coordinated approaches to projects
  • Project Management Certificate or PMP Certification
  • Strategic approach to problem solving, recognizing opportunities in advance and solving pro-actively
  • Ability to intake multiple points of view and provide win/win solutions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills & comfortable communicating with all levels, including Sr. level leaders
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail & decision-making ability
  • Knowledge of Project Management systems & tools, including must-have experience using Smartsheet platform, creating calendars, dashboards and reporting
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Desired Requirements
  • Understanding of product design and development process
  • Mentoring or coaching of others
  • Capable of leading teams through change

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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