Lead eDiscovery Program Manager

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Apr 02, 2021
Apr 21, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
Lead eDiscovery Program Manager

Date: April 2022

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 retail brand, Target Legal Affairs is a dynamic and deeply knowledgeable team of experts. Whether specializing in law, government affairs, employee relations, risk, compliance, ethics, security or food safety, we use our expertise and influence to advocate for Target, support Target's business and mitigate risk for the company. We work with both internal and external entities on key issues that affect Target's ability to productively, ethically and securely conduct business. Through our understanding of Target's business models and operations, we help facilitate Target's growth, and provide guidance that leaders rely on to make appropriate, well-informed decisions. Simultaneously, we help protect the business by applying our comprehensive understanding of risk and the law on issues that impact our brand, guests, team members, stores, distribution centers and corporate locations.

Here, you'll enjoy working autonomously with a healthy work-life balance. Your passion for learning the business, collaborating with others and building relationships with senior leaders and key business partners that you support will be essential to tackling the ever-changing legal and risk-based challenges we face in a dynamic and fast-paced retail environment.

A role in Strategy and Operations means creating the effective and efficient processes and tools that Legal Affairs uses to deliver exceptional service to their enterprise clients. Your support will be key in times of change and to ensure the success of large-scale business projects. You'll build valuable relationships and make a positive impact as you coordinate critical resources across teams.

The Lead eDiscovery Program Manager leads the enterprise wide direction and support for the design, implementation, and enhancement of Target's eDiscovery programs. The Program Manager will own the building of an end to end eDiscovery program and oversee day-to-day operations of the program, manages and assists in the direction of activity for case workup, and proactively anticipates and directs program changes to support continued compliance with legal changes, technical best practices, and evolving data landscapes in order to further the Company's objectives. The Program Manager partners with internal legal teams, technical staff, IT support teams, and outside counsel to support all phases of eDiscovery from the issuance of the legal hold, to the export, review and production of relevant data, and beyond. The ideal candidate works independently on multiple, complicated and often unrelated legal and governance matters. The Lead Program Manager is a strong communicator, innovator and collaborator who is capable of driving alignment and clarity, proactively managing risk, and growing as a subject matter expert.
  • Spearhead Target's cross-functional e-discovery team and develop and manage end-to-end project plans for matters on behalf of counsel, cross-functional partners, and stakeholders;
  • Apply subject matter expertise to help develop, implement, automate, and improve in-house end-to-end eDiscovery processes and procedures;
  • Lead eDiscovery strategic planning and roadmap development;
  • Lead development and implementation of scalable policies, templates, processes, tools and workflows to solve eDiscovery issues, manage risk, and increase operational value and efficiency;
  • Develop and maintain expertise in a variety of technical tools for legal matter management, end-to-end eDiscovery, and workflow automation, including O365, Relativity, and other eDiscovery tools;
  • Rapidly identify, analyze and address complicated issues, and distill that complexity into simple and concise communication to influence outcomes in cross-functional settings
  • Track and analyze data to visualize metrics and drive continuous process improvement
  • Take regular training and obtain required certifications in eDiscovery and related fields and keep abreast of changes and developments relevant to eDiscovery, Information Governance, and Program Management
  • Lead eDiscovery vendor identification and management, including monitoring of vendor costs, efficiencies, and practices.
  • Lead solicitation and review of eDiscovery vendor bids
  • Perform other duties as assigned

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

About you:
  • Bachelor's degree in related field required
  • 7-10 years' experience in a corporate legal department, a law firm, or with an eDiscovery vendor
  • Experience with end-to-end eDiscovery toolsets
  • Track record of exceptional project management
  • Experience and familiarity with litigation, discovery and the rules of evidence
  • Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS), and project manager certification/experience preferred
  • Experience testifying as a witness at deposition and/or in a trial setting preferred
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced and constantly changing environment while managing a demanding workload with minimal oversight
  • Ability to understand and develop expertise with various software applications
  • Organized, detail oriented, responsive and analytical
  • Willing and able to learn and understand new subject matters
  • Service-oriented and dedicated to exceeding the expectations of internal and external customers.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with customers
  • Ability to explain and distill complicated technical concepts to a variety of internal and external audiences

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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