Lead Product Owner, Merchandising Insights

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Feb 25, 2021
Mar 10, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time

Lead Product Owner, Merchandising Insights

About us:

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

Target Merchandising is evolving at an incredible pace. We are constantly reimagining how this $70 billion retailer offers the innovative, guest-inspiring items that Target is known and loved for. Our goal is to deliver exceptional value, quality and style to elevate Target as the premier retailer in a competitive global marketplace. Through intelligent and progressive business strategies that make the most of Target's resources and partnerships worldwide, Merchandising works across product categories to create a localized shopping experience online and in our 1800 stores. Are you a creative problem solver who loves to see your work translate into real results? Can you collaborate effectively, execute a plan efficiently and positively influence how Target chooses and presents the right product in the right place at the right price? If so, you will have success on one of our dynamic teams.

Be a part of a team working to advance Target by helping develop and create new capabilities for Insights and Assortment Planning. This includes leading products and prototype creation for data, analytics, and insights to drive merchandising strategy and execution across all Target's business pyramids.

About the Job:

As a Lead Product Owner, Merchandising Insights, you will be expected to stay ahead of trends with your deep knowledge of the digital market and competitive market data landscape. Further Target's proprietary assortment intelligence by combining disparate data sources to create industry leading insights product. Proactively seek leadership and buyer feedback as a key input to product backlog prioritization. Leverage product to better serve existing assortment insights routines and enable new routines. Build strong and direct connection to the business, digital captains and key division leaders. Create product with existing internal platforms and make product-ready prototypes awaiting emerging platforms. Bring yourunrelenting focus on easy to navigate, self-serve, high adoption insights tools for buyer-level decisions. Be the expert and key contributor to developing Target's digital and competitive market insights capability.

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.

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
  • Proven ability to lead a body of work with cross functional partners
  • Experience with market share and external shopper behavioral data sources, especially digital channel
  • Proven track record building products and prototypes that enable low-touch, high impact insights
  • Ability to create simple, yet impactful visualizations for executive leadership to buyers
  • Experience translating highly nuances and complex data sources into easy to navigate user centric product/prototypes
  • Experience working in an agile environment (e.g. user stories, iterative development, scrum teams, sprints, personas)

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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