Lead Operations Engineer - Store Operations (Full-Time Remote or Hybrid)

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Feb 17, 2022
Feb 20, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
About us:

As a Fortune 50 company with more than 350,000 team members worldwide, Target is an iconic brand and one of America's leading retailers.

Working at Target means the opportunity to help all families discover the joy of everyday life. Caring for our communities is woven into who we are, and we invest in the places we collectively live, work and play. We prioritize relationships, fuel and develop talent by creating growth opportunities, and succeed as one Target team. At our core, our purpose is ingrained in who we are, what we value, and how we work. It's how we care, grow, and win together.

A role with Process Operations means a big opportunity to leverage operational experience, process design and insights to create strategies that fuel processes like inventory replenishment, setting product, signing, pricing and backroom organization keeping stores in stock to drive guest engagement by ensuring they find what they are looking for (and more).

As a Lead Operations Engineer, you will design, test and implement optimal process solutions in stores by applying engineered standards to identify the most desirable outcome. You'll lead assignments and also function as a consultant on cross-functional project teams to deliver on a key strategic initiative. This role will validate assumptions, update and apply engineered standards to design process solutions. You will spend time designing proof of concepts, pilot and develop a chain-wide roll out strategy focused on adoption of efficiency guidelines and behaviors in stores. You will identify areas for productivity and process improvement through analysis and modeling, and lead events to test and realize process improvements from implemented changes. In this role, you will perform continuous external benchmarking of in-store processes to identify synergies, model future retail innovations and build future process roadmaps that leverage AI and automation.

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

About you:
• Four-year degree, degree in Engineering or Statistics preferred
• 6+ years of practical experience, including either retail, supply chain, or other relevant experiences
• Green Belt Certified and/or demonstrated knowledge in utilizing various engineering optimization methods (Lean, Kaizen, Six Sigma)
• Ability to query and extract data using SQL
• Strong written and verbal communication skills, ability to advocate for and present recommendations to senior leaders
• Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills
• Strong leadership and conflict management skills
• Strong ability to identify, define and resolve ambiguous problems
• Proven experience in collaborating with and influencing cross functional groups across enterprise
• Ability to build strategic vision and drive organizational change
• Ability to manage and adjust multiple priorities in fast-paced environment
• Ability to apply basic statistical measures of central tendency and dispersion
• Strong computer skills (MS Office) and ability to adapt quickly to using digital tools
• Ability to use AutoCAD, SketchUp
• MBA and/or Master in Engineering preferred

This position may be considered for a Full-Time Remote or Hybrid work arrangement based on Target's needs. A Hybrid work arrangement means the team members core role will be a blend of virtual and onsite at a Target location. A Full-Time Remote work arrangement means the team member works full-time from home or an alternate location that's not a Target location, does not have a desk at their primary HQ work location and may travel to HQ up to 4 times a year.

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada residents is $85,400 to $153,700. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, Target cares about and invests in you as a team member, so that you can take care of yourself and your family. Find competitive benefits from financial and education to well-being and beyond.

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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