Lead Project Manager Supply Chain - Mixing Center Integration

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mar 11, 2021
Mar 18, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
About us:

Target is one of the world's most recognized brands and one of America's leading retailers.

Target Global Supply Chain and Logistics is evolving at a rapid pace. We are constantly reimagining how to get the right product to the guest better, faster and more cost effectively than before. We are operating smarter, better utilizing our resources and leveraging data driven decisions to deliver the convenience and service levels our guest demands. We are driven to win in this competitive, rapidly changing business by providing a differentiated and frictionless guest experience. Our teams work with the agility our mission requires, and we rapidly develop and deploy new approaches and processes that improve existing, and enable new capabilities. We are looking for exceptional people who are proactive, creative, independent, innovative, practical and comfortable with 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, and can build and execute effective plans to address? If so, you will have success on one of our dynamic teams.

The Last Mile Operations & Integration team at Target is responsible for moving E-Commerce shipments from our unique Omnichannel fulfillment network to our Guests' homes. More than 80% of that volume originates in over 1400 of our Stores making Target the largest volume true Omnichannel shipper out there. Servicing the transportation out of that huge distributed network and high volumes means a simultaneous microscopic attention to day to day detail as well as the ability to step back and think strategically in order to drive change within Target and with our carriers to fully leverage our Stores as Hubs strategy and provide maximum Best in Class Guest Experience.

As a Lead Project Manager, Mixing Center Integration, you will work closely with business and technology partners across the Global Supply Chain & Logistics (GSCL) and Stores organizations to advance capabilities for the future Last Mile operating model through strategy development, problem definition and solution analysis, value stream mapping, and crawl/walk/run sequencing. You will support cross-functional program management activities across Last Mile & Integration, such as coordination of major functions across different parts of the organization and identification of potential risks and collision points. Additionally, you will provide key support on the overall delivery on the objectives within each space to support the overall Last Mile strategy efficiently and effectively. This role requires an individual who is analytical, future-minded, has strong cross-functional leadership and collaborative abilities, and is comfortable navigating in an ambiguous, fast-paced environment. This position will report to the Director - Mixing Center Integration.

Core responsibilities of this job are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

As a Lead Project Manager, Mixing Center Integration, you will:
  • Develop strategies and business value cases for enhancements or fundamental changes to Last Mile related process, technology and data.
  • Define business problems and conduct detailed problem analysis to identify root causes and potential solutions.
  • Establish sequenced crawl/walk/run capability roadmaps and success metrics in support of the Last Mile strategy.
  • Structure approach to capability initiative management and conduct milestone planning and sequencing across portfolio of Last Mile work in partnership with cross-functional teams.
  • Delegate and influence across a diverse set of support and stakeholder groups, ensuring a common understanding of goals and objectives
  • Work with Sr. Leaders (Directors, Sr. Directors) to gain support and prioritization of initiatives.
  • Define business requirements and inputs to Network Planning, Operations Intelligence, Order Management System, Target Transportation Operating Systems, Stores, and other key partner teams.
  • Facilitate alignment with external business partners
  • Analyze the impacts of different paths forward on daily operations in Stores, Last Mile Transportation, Mixing Centers, and Fulfillment Centers.

About You :
  • Four year degree or equivalent experience
  • Ability to think in terms of the future state, challenging the status quo, and identifying paths from current to future state
  • Demonstrated structured problem solving experience
  • Strong communication and facilitation skills that can be tailored to different audiences and environments
  • Ability to intake multiple points of view and drive solutions that support the needs of multiple stakeholders
  • Understanding of key financial and operational metrics
  • Analytical curiosity and competency to drive data-driven decisions
  • Highly flexible and comfortable working in an ambiguous, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to manage multiple parallel efforts within a complex, highly matrixed organization
  • Comfortable navigating and leading through ambiguous situations, across diverse stakeholders, and influencing without authority

Desired requirements:
  • MBA or degree in supply chain or supply chain-related discipline
  • Experience developing or launching new business capabilities and/or experience in strategy development or consulting
  • Experience aligning technology requirements to business strategy
  • Experience in transportation and/or related supply chain experience, particularly fulfillment or last mile experience
  • Experience using various analytical tools - R, SQL, Excel, etc.
  • Certifications: Lean/Six Sigma, PMP, Agile

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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