Sr Mgr Item Data Operations

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jul 07, 2021
Jul 23, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
Sr Mgr Item Operations


The Sr. Item Operations Manager will lead the Item Data Quality (DQ) strategy for Target Enterprise within the Item Center of Excellence (COE). The Sr. Item Operations Manager will define and implement strategies, data policies and standards, new operating models, and processes to effectively govern Target's enterprise item data. This role guides and influences the Item COE to achieve data quality goals. Responsible for item data quality including the identification of data quality issues, overseeing remediation plans, implementing cross functional item data quality projects, and defining item data quality remediation strategies.

  • Identify opportunities and processes to ensure item data meets the following characteristics: accurate, complete, valid, consistent, timely, and unique.
  • Develop and drive Enterprise item data quality strategies by identifying the most impactful data quality areas to focus on and set prioritization within these areas.
  • Create, manage and facilitate Data Governance.
  • Develop and drive Item Data Quality system requirements
  • Develop and drive Item Data Quality business rule governance.
  • Develop and deliver status updates on data quality across the organization.
  • Sets formal standards, policies and processes regarding data quality management.
  • Manage a team of Item Data Quality Analysts and Specialists that proactively identify item data failures and discrepancies and corrects them prior to them becoming guest facing or inhibiting supply chain efficiencies.
  • Create, monitor and improve item data quality metrics across the Enterprise.
  • Lead the creation and execution of the end to end data quality process.
  • Identify and Lead key Item Data Projects for the Item COE.

  • Direct Report team consisting of five Data Quality Analysts and three Lead Data Quality Specialists. Reports to Director, Enterprise Item Center of Excellence.
  • Partners with Sr. Directors, Directors, Item Data Managers, Item Data Analysts, Site Content, Site Merchandising, Merchants, and Taxonomy teams on data quality processes and leads projects as required.


  • Demonstrated experience developing, driving, and executing large strategic initiatives
  • GS1 Industry Standards knowledge highly preferred
  • Digital, e-commerce experience highly preferred
  • Strong commitment to quality and productivity measurements and controls.
  • Ability to set operational priorities for team and data quality measurements
  • Strong presence, meeting management and facilitation skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills
  • High level of initiative
  • Strong partner relationship skills
  • Strong planning and organization skills
  • Proven experience leading teams
  • Strong execution skills, self-motivated, able to set work plans and prioritize
  • Self-starter and able to thrive in a highly dynamic environment.
  • Ability to communicate with a diverse workforce at all levels and external vendors in a logical, courteous, professional and thorough manner.
  • 4 year college degree or equivalent operations experience

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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