Sr. Manager, Stakeholder Engagement

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Nov 30, 2021
Dec 13, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time

Job Description

Every time a guest enters a Target store or browses, they experience the impact of Target's investments in technology and innovation. We're the technologists behind one of the most loved retail brands, delivering joy to millions of our guests, team members, and communities. 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.

Product Engineering Strategy & Operations (S&O) supports Target Tech by partnering with PE leaders and teams to drive holistic solutions for both process and people: leading the development and deployment of programs, strategies, new capabilities and foundational activities that are critical to the growth of our team members and the advancement of our tech organization.

As a Senior Manager - Stakeholder Engagement + Branding, you'll own the strategy and execution for community partnerships, external engagement, transformational internal communication plans to elevate the Product Engineering and Target Tech brands and drive advocacy across the business for the work in Product Engineering. As an advisor to PE leaders, you'll develop narratives and materials to drive awareness externally and build an informed, cohesive experience for internal PE team members. Your core responsibilities will include all or some of the following core capabilities:

Product Engineering Community Partnerships

  • Responsible for partnering with PE leaders to develop and cultivate positive community partnerships that align with PE/Target Tech strategic priorities.
  • Build relationships with partner groups to inform and connect on strategic and relevant topics to Product Engineering.

  • Own the strategy for industry meet-ups and sponsored conference participation to build awareness, strengthen talent pipelines and broaden Product Engineering networks.

PE Internal Engagement

  • Support PE leaders in the development of internal communication plans to support change management and increase team member engagement, recommending approach, appropriate channels, core audiences, and content.
  • Leading design and delivery of Product Engineering newsletters, all-team meeting presentations, and leader updates, supporting communication needs of individual portfolios (VP/Officer teams) and Product Engineering (SVP).

  • Identify and track internal engagement metrics for success, sharing data trends and outcomes over time.

PE External Engagement

  • Partner with PE leaders on preparation of executive presentations and external engagement materials.
  • Curate stories and materials for external branding and positioning to foster engagement, build awareness for Target Tech, and showcase Product Engineering. Develop the narrative for ongoing work within PE/Target Tech through story mining and effective listening sessions.

  • Build and maintain relationships with the Target Corp. Communications team.

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

About You:

  • 4 year degree or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years experience in communications or external partnership management
  • Ability and confidence to influence senior leaders on strategy, messaging, and engagement opportunities.
  • Highly organized, able to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple issues and tasks at the same time; strong sense of urgency

  • Team player with experience participating on cross-functional teams and efforts in high-pressure situations and collaborating across departments
  • Bias for action and strong ability to execute with minimal oversight: coordinate, prioritize, establish goals, ensure timelines are being met and use resources
  • Passion for creative, visual storytelling that translates business strategies into simple yet compelling narratives.
  • Demonstrated creative problem-solving skills with strong leadership skills
  • Team mobilizer able to achieve results and leverage strengths of cross-functional teams

  • Understanding and awareness of industry tech talent trends and competitive solutions for retention in the marketplace.
  • Strong skillset in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, etc) and design
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner to variety of audiences

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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