Sr. Product Owner - Inventory Valuation & Gross Margin

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Jul 29, 2021
Aug 19, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
Senior Product Owner Inventory Valuation & Gross Margin

About us:

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

Right on pace with Target's distinctive retail brand, Target Finance and Accounting are transforming for the better. You'll have the opportunity to be a collaborative partner with a seat at the table working on many cross-functional efforts. You'll bring your unique point of view, experience and passion for the work to your team and internal clients. In Finance, you'll be an integral voice in discussions that lead to Target's unparalleled shopping experience. Your analysis and recommendations will be directly applied to critical business decisions, from sales to merchandising and beyond. Within Accounting, you'll enjoy the interesting challenges of the competitive retail space, and you'll have a 360-degree impact-rather than on just one part of the business. You'll see your contributions come to life in virtually every area of this dynamic enterprise. And you'll grow and be challenged in your career while having a healthy balance with life outside of work. A role in Finance Capabilities means providing world-class client service that maximizes the business value of enterprise and technology strategies, including the Finance systems portfolio. You'll become a process and product "CEO," owning your vision, telling your story and helping others understand and support the product roadmap.

About the Job:

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 Sr. Product Owner on the Inventory Valuation and Gross Margin Product team responsible for Physical Inventory and Non-Owned Inventory capabilities, you will work in the product model and will collaborate with your product team and key stakeholders to develop a plan and business objectives (OKRs) for your respective product. You will play a central role in ensuring the financial value for Target's inventory is properly stated and controlled through the technology products. You will need to build a strong knowledge of your product through product discovery to collect customer feedback and work to collect other relevant data points that explain the value and help you prioritize the direction and desired outcomes for your product. You will work in unison with engineers, data scientists and business partners to deliver a product.

You will be the "voice of the product" with your product team and stakeholders to ensure that their needs are met and you will be responsible to maintain and refine the product backlog (create user stories & acceptance criteria) while prioritizing the backlog to focus on the highest impact work for your team and stakeholders.

You will encourage the open exchange of information and viewpoints, as well as, inspire others to achieve challenging goals and high standards of performance while committing to the organization's direction. You will foster sense of urgency to achieve goals and leverage resources to overcome unexpected obstacles. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:
  • 4-year college degree (or equivalent experience)
  • 4+ years of retail experience or equivalent domain experience
  • 2+ years of Finance/Accounting experience
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proven storytelling (i.e. able to communicate with highly technical partners as well as business teams at all levels, being able to communicate at a high, strategic level as well as at detailed levels as required)
  • Strategic influence and change leadership at all levels of leadership
  • Technical aptitude
  • Problem solving (i.e. proven ability to break down problems to root causes, structure work in manageable small pieces, and deliver value incrementally)
  • Outcome focused (i.e. structures work focused on the most efficient/effective way to get to the outcomes, accountable to outcomes but also able to align partners to outcomes, prioritizes work according to outcomes to be delivered, etc.)
  • Experience working in an agile environment
  • Curiosity/zest for learning - including iterative learning, appropriate risk-taking and innovative thinking, and experience in Product and Finance/Accounting space

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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