New Stores Lead

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Apr 20, 2021
May 07, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
New Stores Lead - New Store Development

About us:

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

Target's distinctive brand love is infused throughout its many physical locations by the Properties teams. We have a direct and positive impact on the real estate, design, construction and maintenance of our stores, distribution centers and headquarters. Are you ready to help strategically grow Target's brand through leading-edge design, development, construction and preservation? Can you effectively balance the efficiencies of a large-design build company with the unique challenges and innovative solutions required by individual sites? Then take your place on one of our Properties teams, and help us make the most of Target's physical assets, both in the U.S. and overseas.

A role with our New Stores and Properties Segmentation team means working on our new stores in vibrant urban environments or in close proximity to university campuses, developing new market entries to bring the Target experience to new guests or supporting prioritized Guest segments and communities around the country. You will help identify, influence and implement efforts to better meet and exceed the needs and expectations of our Guests.

As a New Stores Lead - New Store Development, you will be responsible for establishing the Strategy and Guest Priorities for each new store given the guest, neighborhood, and competitive landscape at each site. Using a mixture of data and insights from open stores, market research and intelligence about the guest and the local competition, as well as in market travel and intuition, you will create new store strategies to be used for Capital Forum approval, Store Design, Merchandising and various other teams who help bring these stores to life. You will create various pieces of content for the communication of these strategies to a multitude of audiences; including Power Point presentations to be used for Leadership Team approval at Capital Forum, to detailed Excel based models for our execution and operations partners.

Furthermore, you will be responsible for the Project Management of all sites in your territories from the time a site is identified as a potential store thru Capital Forum Approval and continue into execution teams with consultation on the development of the Store and Assortment plans. You will influence key business partners and drive accountability across a large Cross Functional Team (CFT) with partners from Real Estate, Market Research, Capital Finance, Construction, Store Design, Store Operations, Transportation, Supply Chain, Merchandising, and many others. You will be accountable to bringing forward new store projects that deliver strong financial returns, while keeping the guest and communities we are serving at the center.

Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:
  • Bachelors Degree, BA/BS
  • 7+ years of retail or related business experience
  • Strong strategic, analytical, financial, and operational skills
  • Previous experience in Project Management preferred
  • Proven track record of creating recommendations using a combination of art and science
  • Demonstrated history of managing a diverse cross functional team
  • Ability to manage projects, set timelines and meet deliverables
  • Flexible, resilient and comfortable working in "grey areas" that are constantly changing
  • Excellent verbal, presentation, and written communication skills
  • Strong collaboration skills and an ability to influence without authority
  • Willingness to travel up to 20%

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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