Lead Data Analyst - FRS BI & Analytics

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Aug 10, 2021
Sep 16, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
Lead Data Analyst - FRS BI & Analytics (100326)

Classification: Exempt

Date: April 2021

About us:

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

Target's Financial and Retail Services (FRS) organization is close to the action when it comes to communication-whether with guests or Target team members. From guest service professionals and product designers, to vendor managers and financial and workforce management analysts, FRS comprises several key and high-visibility areas that elevate and nurture Target's distinctive reputation. We cultivate loyalty and satisfaction through exceptional service and support. And we foster a culture of responsive, knowledgeable and committed service-from the inside out-through enterprise services our people can count on.

Beyond our world-class contact centers, there are many important challenges to be met in other FRS teams like the FRS Operations and Product Team, which plays at the intersections of process and technology, and Contact Center Support Services (SCSO) which develops comprehensive service delivery strategies for our contact centers. FRS Product Design manages and grows loyalty, frequency and other marketing programs for all Payment Cards (REDcard, GiftCard). Our Bank Program and included credit risk and compliance functions manage Merchandise Finance, Capital Finance, Expense Management and Financial Goals and Forecasts. And the FRS Controller heads up FRS Accounting and Financial Operations, including Accounting and Control, Retail Bankcard Services, Target Card Services, Fraud Prevention & Dispute Resolution.

A role with the FRS BI and Analytics team means being part of the team that enables faster, smarter and scalable decision-making to compete and win the modern retail market. Here, you'll leverage data, statistics and visualization to create the actionable insights that deliver value for our Payment and Service Center capabilities. Our savvy reporting and analytics experts use market-leading tools and data automation to make a positive impact that's felt across the business. If you can work on autonomous teams, integrate the latest practices with your approach, write code to handle massive data sets, simplify complex decisions by providing flexible, fast and sustainable decision-making solutions, then you'll be very successful in our BIA team!


As a Lead Data Analyst, you'll be part of a team of analysts supporting FRS through active exploration of data, technologies and the application of mathematical techniques that enables actionable business insights.

Use your skills, experience, and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals. As a Lead Data Analyst in BI & Analytics, you'll take the lead as you:
  • Develop expert level understanding of FRS processes, products, and data
  • Develop, modify, and champion best practices related to gathering, modeling, manipulating, testing, analyzing, and presenting data
  • Use metrics, reports, statistics, and measurable insights to articulate clear and compelling stories, and present to various levels of leadership
  • Document and validate calculations and code, adhering to data management principles.
  • Validate and test data assets of others in the form of peer review
  • Explore statistical analysis that could be applied to the data
  • Improve overall efficiency and effectiveness, ensuring regulatory compliance, and driving strategic work forward
  • Develop and publish reporting, analytics, project & remediation support, research, and support of business initiatives
  • Continuously upskill to stay current with new technologies in the industry via formal training, peer training groups and self-directed education
  • Apply insights and testing in partnership with business users
  • Mentor/coach other data analysts
  • Lead and participate actively in team meetings and other forums

About you
  • 5+ years of experience in advanced reporting, analytics, data modeling, statistics, or data science OR masters level education in related discipline + 3 years of analytical experience
  • Advanced proficiency writing complex SQL queries and manipulating large datasets
  • Strong grasp of Python/R or other statistical programming languages
  • 5+ years building solutions off varying data storage platforms (Hadoop, Postgres, Oracle, etc.)
  • Experience developing metrics, reports, visualizations, and/or statistics while documenting code and adhering to data management principles
  • Advanced proficiency in at least 1 visualization tool (i.e. Domo,Tableau, R, Python) with willingness and ability to learn additional visualizations tools
  • Extensive exposure to: visualization, coding, business consulting, data mining, statistical analysis, and collaboration with business partners
  • Experience using analytical techniques to create scalable solutions and help automate key processes
  • Ability to learn, use, and teach reporting tools
  • Understand BI and Data dependencies
  • Stays current with new and evolving technologies via formal training and self-directed education

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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