Sr Manager OB Strategy & Operations (Full time Remote or Hybrid)

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jan 08, 2022
Jan 23, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time

About us:

As a Fortune 500 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.

Within Merchandising is Owned Brand Strategy and Operations (OBS&O). This team supports the Owned Brand Sourcing & Development (OBS&D) and Owned Brand Product Development & Management (OBPD&M) organizations, multi-national teams responsible for the product creation and global sourcing of Target's Owned Brands including Apparel, Accessories, Footwear, Home, Hardlines, Essentials/Beauty, and Food/Beverage. The Owned Brand organization includes functional roles such as Brand Management, Design, Engineering, Global Sourcing, Product Development, Packaging, Quality, Responsible Sourcing, and more. Target's portfolio of Owned Brands is a key differentiator, with these Owned Brands being one of the things our guests love about the Target experience.

The Transformation Office is a team within OB S&O that drives connectivity, removes silos, and develops holistic solutions for the Owned Brand Modernization Enterprise Strategic Priority. The goal of Owned Brand Modernization is to build an industry-leading Owned Brand operating model that modernizes and globalizes the way we create and source products to meet our ambitious financial and impact aspirations. As a team, we achieve success through:
  • Vision in Action: We understand leadership vision and determine the actions and outcomes necessary to achieve it. We are the link between vision and action.
  • Traction Building: We navigate work through to conclusion or execute leadership discussion to strategically de-prioritize the work.
  • Adoption is Success: Our work is only valuable if when it's accepted and adopted by all impacted teams. We understand the case for change and value of our work, gain cross functional commitment, and measure outcomes.

Due to the evolving nature of retail, the projects and capabilities you lead will change over-time and be prioritized based the Owned Brand Business Plan and Enterprise Priorities.

As the Sr. Owned Brand Strategy and Operations Manager for the Owned Brand Modernization Transformation Office you will:
  • Leverage project management, communication, change management, and thought leadership to build an industry leading operating model and advance critical Owned Brand capabilities
  • Drive connectivity, identify dependencies, and optimize sequencing of change across strategies, projects, and pyramid priorities
  • Connect Owned Brand Modernization efforts to Enterprise priorities
  • Define project scope, deliverables/objectives, project timeline, resource needs and success measures by partnering closely with key stakeholders and leaders
  • Consult with business experts to understand current operations, research and benchmark industry best practices, identify opportunities for improvement and take action to implement change
  • Support global business leaders to drive toward aligned solutions, decisions, and enable leader led change
  • Develop stakeholder analysis, change management plans, training, and documentation strategies in partnership with OB S&O peers
  • Computer skills: MS Office 365 - PowerPoint, SmartSheet, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint

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 work experience
  • 5-7+ years of relevant experience (i.e. retail/merchandising/sourcing/product development, consulting, project management)
  • Respects, appreciates and values diverse voices and approaches
  • Committed to creating equitable experiences and fostering an inclusive team
  • Ability to operate in an ambiguous and rapidly changing work environment
  • Excellent project management, change management, and communication skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills characterized by effective interactions with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders and audiences
  • Demonstrates critical thinking and ability to bring order to unstructured problems
  • Ability to work across all levels of the organization, including senior leaders
  • Effectively leverages data and storytelling to influence business teams and senior leaders to drive forward progress

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 ($81,300-146,400). 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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