Project Manager - Supply Chain Activation Engineering

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sep 14, 2021
Sep 26, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
About us: Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading retailers.

Target Global Supply Chain and Logistics is evolving at an incredible pace. We are constantly reimagining how we get the right product to the right guest even better, faster and more cost effectively than before. We are becoming more intelligent, automated and algorithmic in our decision-making, so that no matter how guests shop-in stores or on deliver the convenience and immediate gratification they demand and deserve. We are on a mission to win decisively over any competitor, with a seamless and superior guest service experience unlike any they can offer. Our teams work with the agility our mission requires, and we constantly come together to implement new processes in record time. So we're looking for exceptional people who are proactive, creative, independent, innovative, risk-savvy and comfortable working in varying degrees of ambiguity. Are you a critical thinker who seeks the root cause and can analyze both qualitatively and quantitatively? Are you a creative problem-solver who simplifies problems, quickly identifies solutions, commits to a plan and then positively influences others to execute it? If so, you will have success on one of our dynamic teams.

A role in HQ Engineering and Activation means being at the heart of our perpetual reimagining. This group is the think tank and laboratory for the innovative ideas that spark change throughout the Supply Chain. We are inventors, metrics masters, data geeks, testers, triers, course-correctors and askers of the all-important question "What if ... ?". This team influences processes, engineers the robotics and automation to support those processes, activates solutions sustainably across the network and manages those assets all with safety as the priority. Your specific expertise-whether it's people, process, technology, or data-will be felt well beyond the boundaries of the Supply Chain organization, positively impacting Target team members and guests alike.

The Project Manager working on the Supply Chain Engineering team will project manage and engineer the design and activation of world class supply chain automation projects that will result in an enhanced Guest experience by increasing the speed and accuracy of processing of goods through the internal supply chain. By owning a workstream within a project you will work on identifying, sequencing and delivering requirements to propel Target's supply chain forward to meet current and future needs. Your time will be spent preparing and analyzing information, making decisions on appropriate material and facility engineering sequencing, all to ensure the broader Engineering & Activation team is aligned in service of the Activation Engineering function. The initial assignment will be based on careful consideration of the candidate's previous experience along with the candidate's own personal and professional career aspirations. This position will report to the Director of Activation Engineering.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop project plans based on engineering project lifecycle phases
  • Own workstreams within a project including the project work stream schedule to critical path, costs to budget, and resources to capacity
  • Provide project work stream level inputs to cross functional teams and program management
  • Maintain all project documentation and provide regular and accurate status updates with attention to details
  • Develop internal tools & templates to assist with scheduling, budgeting, tracking & managing projects
  • Troubleshoot, resolve, & escalate installation issues quickly & effectively
  • Assist in creation of installation and system acceptance testing specifications & standards
  • Assist with ongoing continuous improvement activities and solicit feedback on project activation performance
  • Learn, familiarize and promote all industry and regulatory safety requirements & procedures
  • Collaborate effectively across all internal and external stakeholders including vendors, internal engineering team, operations & facility teams

About you:
  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field of study (Engineering, Logistics, Supply Chain, etc)
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with and influence numerous internal and external partners
  • Strong foundation of mathematical/analytical principles
  • Ability to problem solve, create project plans, and deliver results
  • Desire to learn new capabilities and enable others to do the same
  • Willing to take risks, challenge the status quo and work under ambiguous circumstances
  • Ability to learn & apply implementing solutions using basic project management principles.
  • Natural ability to speak and write effectively at all organizational levels.
  • Ability to quickly learn & apply design software applications e.g. AutoCAD
  • Ability to travel at short notice- up to 40% (varies by project phase)

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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