Director Product Management - Data Sciences

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Apr 21, 2021
May 17, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
Director Product Management - Data Sciences

About us:

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

Behind one of the world's best loved brands is a uniquely capable and brilliant team of data scientists, engineers and product owners. The Target Data Sciences team creates the tools and data products to power business partners to make great data-based decisions at Target. We help develop the technology that personalizes the guest experience, from product recommendations to relevant ad content. We're also the source of the data and analytics behind Target's fraud detection, Supply Chain optimization and demand forecasting. We play a key role in testing and improving the guest experience, whether in stores or at

A role with Target Data Science & Analytics Product is a chance to power the 4th most trafficked digital surface in retail through data driven testing and analytical capability. We see data as a product and an opportunity to experiment and refine our approach to new guest experiences. This is how we bring to life what wasn't possible yesterday and generate new revenue sources for Target in the process. Our purpose is to accelerate omni-channel A/B testing to fuel the continuous innovation that we believe is the key to exceeding guest expectations in our stores and digital channels. Together, we are builing an ecosystem of trusted, powerful and easy to use analytical tools & data to accelerate science and analytics at Target.

About the Job:

This Director of Product Management is responsible for Target's A/B testing capability and digital data ingestion & distribution platforms. This product portfolio equips Target with decision tools and digital analytics platforms to steer innovation within our digital experience, guide our strategy and unlock extraordinary value for our guests and business.

This role will develop the roadmap and capabilities for testing and analytics tools which power meaningful guest experiences across Target's rapidly growing digital and stores business. They will nurture a vibrant and diverse product management team, leading that team to develop product plans and deliver features which:

  • Power A/B testing capability in digital and store environments
  • Deliver more relevant content to guests
  • Ingest, enrich and distribute web and app data to power Target's digital data science and analytics capabilities.

This role is accountable to collaborate with multiple Digital, Data Science, Tech and enterprise teams to align priorities and remove roadblocks to maximize business value.

Product Teams at Target Corporation 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 and design work.

As a Product Director, you will set the overall strategic vision for your product space and product team, are accountable for succeeding against identified business outcomes and metrics, will set and manage the product's budget and financials, set the short- and long-term product goals, and quarterly Objectives and Key Results (OKRs).

You will be accountable for building, coaching, and mentoring a strong team of product owners while also building a strong team culture rooted in inclusion, connection and drive across Product teams. You will be responsible to elevate your collective team's performance by providing insightful, motivating, and constructive feedback to all roles on the team while also working with senior leadership and peers across pyramids to negotiate and remove execution related barriers for your teams.

You will drive product discovery with key stakeholders to validate hypotheses and concepts with customers before committing engineering time, as you lead highly complex work across multiple pyramids, with interrelated specialties. You will leverage data and analytics to provide competitive analysis, drive decision making, assess the health and effectiveness of your products and related profit and loss impacts, and to deliver recommendations to key stakeholders.

It will be important that you possess an understanding of retail, digital analytics or similar area, relevant technologies and design principles in order to drive innovative and scalable solutions across multiple pyramids within Target. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:

  • 4-year college degree (or equivalent experience)
  • 10+ years of product management experience or equivalent domain experience
  • Proven team leadership skills: fostering an engaging team culture, talent development, facilitating collaboration
  • Experience with technology and ability to navigate across business and engineering
  • Strong communication skills and proven ability to influence both at a strategic leadership level and cross functionally
  • Expert at working in the agile environment (e.g. user stories, iterative development, scrum teams, sprints, personas)
  • Strategic mindset and bias for action with strong ability for strategic planning, defining OKRs and driving business outcomes
  • 3+ years of experience in retail, digital retail, digital analytics preferred

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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