Director Finance - Process Excellence & Operations

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Sep 20, 2021
Oct 29, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
About us:

Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 500 company and one of America's leading retailers.

Right on pace with Target's distinctive retail brand, in a role in Target Finance and Accounting, you will be a truly collaborative partner with a seat at the table. 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 Finance, you'll enjoy the interesting challenges of the competitive retail space. 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 partnering with Finance, technology, data science and analytics leaders to co-create solutions that maximize business value and enable key strategies that are critical to the enterprise and for the experiences we create for our guests. With broad understanding of processes across Finance, you will set the vision, align on the roadmap and mobilize teams to deliver needed outcomes. Given most strategies have a Finance impact, you will also serve as a trusted resource to guide other enterprise partners in their solutions to ensure the success and integrity of end-to-end deliverables.

As the Director of Process Excellence and Operations, you will lead the strategy, program management, and governance of process improvement opportunities across Finance and the effective operations and administration of key Finance systems. You will direct and provide partnership across the Finance technology portfolio where process improvement and cross-product collaboration is needed. Additional responsibilities of this role include playing a key leader role in the establishment and communication of the strategic themes or initiatives that drive the investments and strategy for Finance Capabilities. Lead a programmatic effort across Finance Capabilities to develop the critical process excellence competencies and proficiencies needed to drive value through all initiatives across the Finance portfolio.

Create the strategic approach for leveraging the process excellence skillsets across the Finance Capabilities portfolio to maximize value delivered through process improvement and efficiency efforts.

Structure and drive a Finance-wide effort to establish standards in measuring operational efficiency and goal setting to drive continuous improvement in all recurring processes, including the development of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and measurements for Finance. Identify and prioritize the greatest opportunities for process improvement efforts, develop a portfolio approach to solving, managing risks and implementing mitigation activities. Manage a diverse team requiring an environment of trust, innovation, accountability, open communication, and personal development. Ensure that each team member has the support and training they need to maximize their performance. Prioritize the highest value-added work, while creating an atmosphere of empowerment. Coordinate appropriate development plans for each team member and focus on engagement of team to ensure high level of performance.

Core Responsibilities of this job are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to the business needs.

About you:
  • Undergraduate Degree - preferably in Information Technology, Accounting, Finance or Business related area
  • 10+ years of retail experience or equivalent domain experience and minimum of 5 years of experience leading process improvement or business transformation efforts leveraging and adapting standard process and problem-solving tools to drive value (e.g., Lean SixSigma)
  • Strong operational and functional understanding of business capabilities across Target or a technology/Finance organization
  • Effective at cross-functional collaboration, superior consulting, interpersonal, and facilitation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated strong team leadership skills with proven ability to empower, influence and align teams
  • Expert problem-solving, critical thinking, and data-driven decision making skills
  • Strategic mindset and bias for action with strong ability for strategic planning, defining OKRs and driving business outcomes
  • Strong stakeholder relationship management and communication skills and ability to influence at all levels of management
  • Experience with SAP or similar general ledger system is preferred
  • Portfolio management experience is preferred

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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