Lead Data Analyst - Stores Analytics

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Oct 26, 2021
Nov 18, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
Store Operations, Store Analytics

Right on pace with Target's distinctive retail brand, Target Store Operations is continuing to transform the way it operates. Here, your work directly supports the store mission to be the guest favorite through successfully developing and communicating the processes for operations, style and experience, new structures, new operating models and new technology, and utilizing workforce management activities for our 1,800+ locations nationwide. Store Operations manages and enhances the informational resources for researching and resolving operational issues, while guiding and communicating with the field team and leaders who use them. Are you a customer service enthusiast who can actively listen to many points of view and then visualize how they'll perform when operationalized in a store? Are you happy to partner with leaders as well as field team members who are often the experts on how well a process is working? Can you creatively envision more efficient processes and how they'll deliver a better experience for guests and team members? Do you possess the innovative mindset to question the status quo, and the confidence to work under varying degrees of ambiguity and well-informed experimentation? Then you'll have success on one of our dynamic teams.

A role with Store Analytics means a big opportunity to apply your logistics, supply chain and fulfillment experience to continuously improve the strategies that fuel behind-the-scenes processes like labor forecasting and understanding payroll efficiency.

Primary Function:

As a Lead Data Analyst, you'll be part of a team of analysts supporting Stores through active exploration of data, technologies and the application of mathematical techniques that enables actionable business insights to include the development of metrics, reports and statistics. A very critical role you'll play is sharing out these insights through training/communication opportunities with end users to gather feedback, apply learned insights and testing in partnership with business users. Along the way you'll be documenting calculations, code and adhering to data management principles while playing an active role in building best practices, establishing methodologies, participating in applicable committees and leadership forums. In addition, active participation in team meetings, support agile ceremonies and mentor/train other data analysts on technical solutions.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Actively exploring sales, payroll and operational data for specific use cases
  • Creating measurable insights from the data to be shared
  • Developing metrics, reports, and statistics
  • Documenting calculations, code, and adhering to data management principles
  • Validating and testing data assets of others in the form of peer review
  • Exploring statistical analysis that could be applied to the data
  • Performing descriptive statistics including mean, variance, median, correlation
  • Applies insights and testing in partnership with business users
  • Active participant in team meetings
  • Mentoring/coaching other data analysts
  • Support agile ceremonies

Reporting/Working Relationships:

Works directly with product owners, process owners, other analysts and engineers to gain insight and access to relevant data. Engages with product owners and users to deliver completed work. Active participant in Data Sciences and Analytics functions and training.

Job Requirements:
  • BA/BS in a quantitative degree - Math, Statistics, Econometrics, Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • Experience with programming languages such as SQL, Python, R etc.
  • 5 plus years relevant experience in analytics and data visualization
  • Extensive exposure to: visualization, coding, business consulting, exploratory data analysis, statistical analysis, and collaboration with business partners
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to learn, use, and teach reporting tools
  • Understand BI and Data dependencies
  • Demonstrate Testing and Research design; apply the scientific method and experimental design; generate insight from observation data
  • 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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