Project Manager, Apparel and Accessories

Employer
Target
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Posted
Jun 10, 2021
Closes
Jun 29, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
Description:
About us:

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

Target Owned Brand Sourcing & Development (OBS&D) - At the heart of one of the world's best loved and most recognizable brands is an industry leading Owned Brand 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 source the stylish new favorites that Target guests expect and deserve. 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, food & beverage, or apparel & accessories. 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.

The Product Operations team within OBS&D is comprised of project managers, sourcing managers, and technical development team members. A Project Manager drives all phases of Owned Brand product creation, from project kick off through results analysis. The Project Manager is responsible for understanding business objectives as well as establishing the optimal product and packaging approach to deliver on guest expectations. The Project Manager may be accountable to sample management for their respective categories as well as leading a team of product specialist. At level 5, Project Managers will manage smaller department(s) and/or product categories and may lead smaller initiatives beyond their normal responsibilities.

Create and own Project Plan, State-Gate Approach & End to End Timing & Action (T&A) to support an integrated project & packaging creation process.
  • Responsible for establishing the optimal approach for the project, product category, and business partners to ensure efficiencies are in place and guest needs are met; including R&D and out of cycle activities for all Owned Brand categories.
  • Identifies opportunities for efficiencies in future projects by leveraging analytics, reporting, & hind-sighting to drive future State-Gate and Project Plan improvements.
  • Responsible for establishing a single source of truth T&A that clearly outlines owners, actions, and timing from project activation through results analysis evaluation.


Own project resource management activities & process
  • Partners with key stake holders to align resources to project plan(s) to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Manages and facilitates resource scoping and project plan alignment in partnership with Pipeline Management, Directors, and project team.


Drive Owned Brand Business Results by facilitating the cross-functional Owned Brand Product & Packaging creation process, including Phase & Stage-Gate management
  • Leader & facilitator of cross-functional team meetings, phase & stage-gate meetings
  • Identifies, tracks, & facilitates risk mitigation plans by anticipating potential roadblocks & risk before they occur, understand implications of risk and escalate conclusions to the appropriate levels.
  • Project leader that leverages interpersonal skills to influence project teams & leaders to find quick resolution and move the project forward in a constructive manor
  • Champion change management and incorporate methodologies as project teams experience various degrees of change
  • Conducts post launch project evaluation for every project and use lessons learned to identify opportunities to enhance future Stage-Gate and project plans. Share these findings with project team, pipeline management, & Sr. leaders when applicable.


About you
  • Four year degree or equivalent work experience
  • 4+ years of Project Management experience or experience running structured well-coordinated approaches to projects
  • Project Management Certificate, PMP Certification, or Agile training
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills & comfortable communicating with all levels, including Sr. level leaders
  • Excellent organizational skills & attention to detail with a high sense of urgency, initiative, & proactive planning
  • Ability to work in collaborative team environment and manage relationships with team and key business partners


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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