Remote Working or HQ Based: Director Digital Product Management - Retail Item AI/ML

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jul 20, 2021
Aug 04, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time

Remote Working or HQ Based: Director Digital Product Management - Retail Item AI/ML

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

Right along with Target's distinctive retail brand, we are constantly improving and innovating our digital shopping experience. Are you ready to excel in the fast-changing retail environment? Are you a customer service enthusiast who is curious about the guest and can see the shopping journey through their eyes? Then you'll have success on the Digital Strategy & Platform team, whose goal is to offer guests a seamless online shopping experience across our platforms - including and the store network's fulfillment capabilities. Here, you'll collaborate to create and implement the digital strategies that enrich the online experience through the right mix of personalization, simplicity and intuitiveness. Your ideas will support Target in complementing the beloved in-store shopping interaction with a convenient, reliable and instantly gratifying digital experience.

About The Job

The Item Intelligence Group is a new product team within Target Digital responsible for driving intelligence into the Item ecosystem to enhance the value of item data across Target.. In close partnership with the Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics teams, this group will leverage machine learning and AI to identify and automate new capabilities that deliver on the promise of assortment flexibility and Item profitability. In short, Item Intelligence is at the heart of a new strategy to build Item data management as an accelerant and amplifier to Target's curated assortment strategy. As the Director of Product Management for Item Intelligence, you will own the product vision, portfolio strategy and roadmap for this new team.

As a people leader, you will be responsible for managing a team of highly capable product managers of varying levels of experience to deliver outsized impact. This is a high performing team, stacked with experienced team members working in concert to bring shape to a highly ambiguous and critically important product portfolio. In this capacity, you will act as coach and mentor to build a strong team culture that is pragmatic in its approach to ambitious goals. You are experienced and comfortable using constructive feedback and insights to motivate the team, guiding their development and continued growth as influencers, visionaries and impact drivers.

As the Director of Product Management, you are accountable for succeeding against identified business outcomes and metrics, driving alignment with all partner teams within the Digital, Merchandising, Data Sciences, Stores and Supply Chain organizations. You are an excellent storyteller, able to influence without authority and distill technically complex concepts into non-technical, easily understandable elements. You are able to work with and present to team members at all levels, including senior leadership, as you negotiate and remove barriers for your team.

Additionally, as the product leader for Item Intelligence, you have domain expertise around Machine Learning application (e.g., classification, regression, clustering, deep learning, reinforcement learning, etc.) and have a pragmatic point of view of the application in a business environment. You are a builder with know how in leveraging raw talent to build a successful ML product discipline, including the set-up of ML based operating routines in support of your product work. You are able to recognize when a problem is best solved leveraging machine learning versus a more traditional algorithm. You know the meaning behind "just because you can, doesn't mean you should" in this context. You drive discovery with curiosity, embracing a test and learn approach, developing hypothesis and a robust set of capabilities to validate or disprove them overtime. You are learning obsessed with a flexible mind, and impact driven.

Ideally, you have prior digital retail experience, but more importantly you possess prior experience in a consumer software product company having worked on structured and unstructured data problems that drive material P&L impact. You understand the theoretical but live in the applied, and are able 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) in computer science, mathematics or similarly technically complex field
  • 10+ years of hands-on Digital product experience or equivalent domain experience, including SDLC and Agile methodologies, building large-scale systems with a Customer centric, iterative and data driven approach
  • 4+ year's experience delivering multiple AI-enabled products working closely with science and engineering teams
  • Strong communication skills and proven ability to influence at a strategic leadership level, cross functionally, and facilitate communications between business and technology teams
  • Strategic mindset and bias for action with strong ability for strategic planning, defining OKRs and driving business outcomes
  • Ability to lead and influence a team while fostering relationships across multiple enterprise-wide teams
  • Data driven decision making
  • Familiarity with analytics and data science tools
  • Previous Digital Retail experience preferred, but not required

We're supportive of fully remote working arrangements (US based) for this role, or open to HQ based work location in Minneapolis, MN.

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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