Lead Product Owner - Supply Chain Analytics

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Oct 13, 2021
Oct 25, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
Lead Product Owner - Supply Chain Analytics

About us:

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

Operational Intelligence Analytics, within Target's Supply Chain, is responsible for identifying data and empowering users with insight to improve performance. The product owner for our analytics portfolio leads teams that span data engineering, data science and analytics, along with diverse problem-solving capabilities. The team currently uses a wide variety of analytics tools including R, Python, SQL, and proprietary BI platforms (similar to Tableau) to work diverse data assets and big data platforms like Hadoop. The Lead Product Owner within Operational Intelligence will support a range of initiatives spanning our Global Supply Chain. This person will be responsible for breaking down complex processes in order integrate data into decisions and augment routines to leverage modern data applications that directly improve performance.

About the Job:

The Product Owner in Operational intelligence will help lead stakeholder through a collective set of product routines including:
  • Setting the product vision
  • Stakeholder and user interviews
  • Defining the features
  • Driving the Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) of the product within a roadmap

The Product Owner also set the vision for the Operations Intelligence team comprised of analysts. They work with the analytical team to:
  • Coordinate a variety of analytics initiatives including metric identification, hypothesis testing, analysis (root cause, time series and clustering), forecasting, and business process improvement
  • Inspire intellectual curiosity around improvement opportunities
  • Build deep understanding of business outcomes and stakeholder responsibilities
  • Work with partner teams that support us (DevOps, Data Science, Data Infrastructure).

Product Teams at Target 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, discovery and design work.

As a Lead Product Owner, you will work in the product model and will partner to develop a comprehensive product strategy, related roadmap, and set key business objectives (OKRs) for your respective product. You will need to leverage the knowledge of your product, as well as customer feedback and establish other relevant data points to assess value, develop business cases, and prioritize the direction and desired outcomes for your product. You will lead a product and work in unison with engineers, UX designers, data scientists and business partners to deliver a product.

You will be the "voice of the product" to key stakeholders to ensure that their needs are met, and that the product team is getting the direction and support that it needs to be successful. You will develop and actively understand the market, maintain a product roadmap and backlog outlining the customer themes, epics, and stories 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, and partner with product teams across the organization to help them achieve their goals while pursuing and completing yours. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:
  • 4-year college degree (or equivalent experience)
  • 6+ years of retail experience or equivalent domain experience
  • Previous Product Leadership experience in technology or data science
  • Experience in Supply Chain
  • Positive, people-oriented, enthusiastic and can easily work with others
  • Proven track record of using feedback to adapt and improve their product
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience with technology and ability to facilitate communication between business and technology teams
  • Experience working in an agile environment (e.g. user stories, iterative development, scrum teams, sprints, personas)
  • Proven ability to lead a body of work with cross functional partners

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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