Sr Packaging Project Manager

Employer
Target
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Posted
Apr 20, 2021
Closes
May 08, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
Description:

About Us:

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

At the heart of one of the world's best loved and most recognizable brands is an impeccable Owned Brand Management & Product Design 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 deliver the stylish new favorites that Target guests expect and deserve. We are uber-savvy trend and style 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 style, quality and value that decisively position Target above the competition. Your input will have a direct and positive effect, whether on home, hardlines, essentials, beauty, or apparel categories. 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.

Job Overview:

A role with Target Packaging is an opportunity to lead packaging development for Target's beloved owned brands and exclusive partnerships. Your influence will drive sales and grow brand love through packaging that's guest-centric, differentiated and brand/category relevant.

To be successful you will leverage and interact with internal and external partners throughout all phases of packaging development. Primary partners include: business/cross functional teams, Print Planners, Copy Writers, Structural Engineers, Producers, Creative Designers and vendor partners. Furthermore, as part of a global team spanning the U.S., China and India, you will have partners at offices overseas who will provide additional inputs as well as project health metrics.

As a Sr. Packaging Project Manager you will design the Owned Brand Packaging development plan from project initiation through closing. You will lead the development (along w/ key stakeholders) of the project plan and directly lead the project execution and controlling phases of work. Using both analytical and conceptual skillsets you will scope the project, manage inputs, timing, and resource allocation. Throughout the project you will prioritize and manage multiple deliverables on varying timelines to ensure the project remains on time, on budget and on strategy. Conceptually, you will translate business challenges into Packaging solutions ensuring they meet brand standards while identifying and troubleshooting potential obstacles throughout all phase of work.

Project Management
  • Initiate and scope Packaging project plans and budgets based on business and brand objectives
  • Access project feasibility; develop contingency plans and risk mitigation strategies
  • Pro-actively drive and oversee multiple and simultaneous project plans, communicate deliverables and ensure cross-functional team compliance
  • Use data and analytics to control project execution as well as drive change across partners and future projects with a focus on operational excellence
  • Lead project closing and evaluation including finalizing expenses
  • Develop longer term process solutions/optimizations, as necessary.


Team Leadership
  • Support team strategies, goals and objectives
  • Promote sharing of expertise and continuous learning across the organization
  • Provide feedback, coaching and guidance where appropriate to enhance others' skill development
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders (i.e. vendor, separator).


About you
  • Four-year college degree or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years of industry experience, preferably in packaging or Project Management
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Ability to manage, resource and lead multiple complex projects in many different stages and work with ambiguity
  • Skill to interpret business objectives and translate into creative solutions
  • Speaks and writes clearly and succinctly
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse partners and contribute in a team environment
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills, initiative and accountability


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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