Director Product Management - Cloud & Compute (Full-Time Remote or Hybrid)

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Nov 22, 2021
Jan 08, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
Director Product Management - Cloud & Compute

About us:

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

Join our global in-house technology team of more than 4,000 of engineers, data scientists, architects, coaches and product managers striving to make Target the most convenient, safe and joyful place to shop. We use agile practices and leverage open-source software to adapt and build best-in-class technology for our team members and guests-and we do so with a focus on diversity and inclusion, experimentation and continuous learning.

Target Infrastructure & Operations is the digital root system of Target Technology Services. Our power lies in both anchoring Target business operations and fueling its competitive edge for continued growth. Here, you'll be essential to our mission to deliver world-class products and services. You will help us differentiate through customer-centricity, reliability and unmatched seamlessness of interaction. On our team, you'll foster our culture of collaboration and celebrating achievements. Your work will result in the successful integration of guests, team members and Target HQ to leverage the collective strength of the Target team and the technology and supplier ecosystem. You'll be able to directly connect your work to the value our guests expect and deserve, and the infrastructure your teammates and partners rely on. You'll answer the call for flexibility, availability and responsiveness by empowering our developers with the right tools to make life easier for team members at headquarters, stores and distribution centers.

About the Job:

In this role, you will stand up, grow and develop the Cloud & Compute product management team. This role requires working cross functionally with various engineering groups, operations, and management stakeholders. We are looking for someone with strong collaboration, leadership, and entrepreneurial skills who has the willingness and experience to work in a rapidly scaling environment.

Product Teams at Target Corporation are accountable for the delivery of business outcomes enabled through technology and analytic products that are easy to use, easily maintained and highly reliable.

As a Product Director, you will set the overall strategic vision for your product space and product team, are accountable for succeeding against identified business outcomes and metrics, will set and manage the product's budget and financials, set the short- and long-term product goals, and quarterly Objectives and Key Results (OKRs).

You will be accountable for building, coaching, and mentoring a strong team of product owners while also building a strong team culture of progress, transparency, and efficiency across Product teams. You will be responsible to elevate your collective team's performance by providing insightful, motivating, and constructive feedback to all roles on the team while also working with senior leadership and peers across pyramids to negotiate and remove execution related barriers for your teams.

You will drive product discovery with key stakeholders to validate hypotheses and concepts with customers before committing engineering time, as you lead highly complex work across multiple pyramids, with interrelated specialties. You will leverage data and analytics to provide competitive analysis, drive decision making, assess the health and effectiveness of your products and related P&L impacts, and to deliver recommendations to key stakeholders.

It will be critical that you possess an understanding of retail or similar area, relevant technologies and design principles in order to drive innovative and scalable solutions across multiple pyramids within Target. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

What you'll be doing:
  • Developing and sharing a roadmap reflecting customer input and strategic direction for our Hybrid Cloud offering
  • Working closely with the Engineering team to ensure clear understanding of customer needs and acting as liaison with customers and team to set clear expectations on what is coming when
  • Interviewing customers and prospects to determine needs and wants
  • Managing a team of product managers to develop and maintain a prioritized backlog of enhancements and defects
  • Evangelize the Cloud and Compute vision and lead change

About you:
  • 4-year college degree (or equivalent experience)
  • 10+ years of retail experience or equivalent domain experience
  • Experience with technology and ability to facilitate communication between business and technology teams
  • Strong communication skills and proven ability to influence both at a strategic leadership level and cross functionally
  • Expert at working in the agile environment (e.g. user stories, iterative development, scrum teams, sprints, personas)
  • Strategic mindset and bias for action with strong ability for strategic planning, defining OKRs and driving business outcomes
  • Ability to lead and influence a team while fostering relationships across multiple enterprise wide teams
  • A clearly demonstrable customer facing manor with an ability to establish a quick rapport and trust
  • Advanced knowledge of Private, Public and Hybrid Cloud scenarios
  • Proven track record of delivering successful enterprise software
  • Proven history of managing, recruiting, and developing high performing product management teams

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 $136,700 to $246,00. 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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