Lead Project Manager

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Dec 04, 2021
Jan 20, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
About Us:

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

Target as a tech company? Absolutely. We're the behind-the-scenes powerhouse that fuels Target's passion and commitment to cutting-edge innovation. We anchor every facet of one of the world's best-loved retailers with a strong technology framework that relies on the latest tools and technologies-and the brightest people-to deliver incredible value to guests online and in stores. Target Tech is on a mission to offer the systems, tools and support that guests and team members need and deserve. Our high-performing teams balance independence with collaboration, and we pride ourselves on being versatile, agile and creative. We drive industry-leading technologies in support of every angle of the business, and help ensure that Target operates smoothly, securely and reliably from the inside out.

Use your skills, experience and talents to be part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals. As a Lead Project Manager, you will manage technology projects directly related to Target's strategic priorities. See your efforts come to fruition in Target Stores, Distribution Centers, and Headquarters locations by assembling project plans and teamwork assignments, monitoring work efforts on a daily basis, identifying resource needs, performing quality reviews, and escalating functional, quality, timeline issues appropriately. Use your strong analytical skills to ensure project delivery is on time and within budget while communicating milestones and risks to business partners and technology product owners. We'll support you along the way with robust onboarding, as well as personal and career development, to help you grow as a strong Lead Project Manager. The exciting part of retail technology? It's always changing!

As a Lead Project Manager in Production Engineering, you will take the lead as you:
  • Provide the project management function for the initiatives that orchestrate and deliver on the key tenets of reliability These are the tenets that enable Target Tech to deliver on our strategy to do the following:
    • Get code into production
    • Manage code in production
    • Accelerate performance and efficiency
    • Drive our response and incident management programs, and the programs on how we learn from failures and prevent future risk. This includes how we transform how we measure progress through the metrics that matter.
  • Create the mechanisms necessary to work across Target Tech to ensure product teams have visibility to the information they need to and can react quickly to emergent constraints or business needs.
  • Connect with your peers and partners on the overall program, working with product owners and stakeholders alike to deliver results that matter.

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 or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of technical project management experience
  • Deep knowledge of project management tools, resource and financial best practices, and methodologies (e.g., waterfall and agile)
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Experience mentoring, coaching, and developing rising talent in the technology department
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills and experience establishing guidelines in these areas for others
  • Strong sense of personal accountability regarding decision-making and supervising department teams
  • Experience working in a high-level collaborative environment and promoting a teamwork mentality
  • Managerial experience applying analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to predict challenges and seek to proactively head-off obstacles

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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