Lead Program Manager - Properties Strategy & Operations

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Dec 14, 2021
Jan 21, 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.

Target's distinctive brand love is infused throughout its many physical locations by the Properties teams. We have a direct and positive impact on the real estate, design, construction and maintenance of our stores, distribution centers and headquarters. Are you ready to help strategically grow Target's brand through leading-edge design, development, construction, and preservation? Can you effectively balance the efficiencies of a large-design build company with the unique challenges and innovative solutions required by individual sites? Then take your place on one of our Properties teams, and help us make the most of Target's physical assets, both in the U.S. and overseas.

A role within Properties Strategy & Operations means being a part of the team that is driving strategy and operational best practice across all Poperties teams. As a Lead Program Manager, you will activate strategies into the physical environment in stores, supporting senior leaders in a specific merchandising or store operations pyramid. You'll use your energy to collaborate across the enterprise to find the right partners and next steps to take big ideas through strategic planning and approval processes. Through use of data and analytics, you will prioritize work and solutions to further Target's guest shopping experience. You will influence key business partners to lead and drive accountability through CFTs and use storytelling to share the vision and next steps with pyramid leaders.

Primary job responsibilities:
  • Engage, drive and connect project with our merchant and operations partners to deliver best in class store experiences
  • Integrate prioritized projects into Enterprise programs
  • Structure work through existing Operating Cadence meetings
  • Own major milestone visibility for multi projects and programs
  • Identify Support needed on prioritized strategic initiatives
  • Be the communication point of contact with our merchandising pyramid partner and Properties teams
  • Lead strategic merchandise partnerships for Properties through contract negotiations, experiences, and project timeline
  • 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 in Business, Engineering, Project Management, Architecture, Design, Real Estate or retail consulting
  • 5+ years of work experience focused on driving projects including enterprise program management
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present ideas to an audience of various levels and businesses
  • Enjoys driving high impact, cross-functional programs with senior leaders
  • Deep knowledge of retail landscape, shopping behaviors and guest mindset
  • Ability to influence across all levels, including Sr. Leaders, and utilizing complex information and insights to drive decisions

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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