Director Industrial Engineering (Full-Time Remote or Hybrid)

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jan 13, 2022
Jan 27, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
Director FSC Industrial Engineering (Full-Time Remote or Hybrid)

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About us:

Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading retailers. At Target, food is life. So it's the mission of our newly integrated Food & Beverage (F&B) organization to help our guests more easily discover the joy of food. We thrive on giving families new favorite ways to eat well and cook less, simply and affordably. With curated in-store experiences and a streamlined assortment designed to inspire and save time, we understand the importance of food to our guests' everyday life - from snack duty at soccer practice to important family gatherings and holidays. Join our centralized F&B team where you'll partner with people from literally every area of the business. Here, you'll help dream up new ways to offer our guests a reliably wonderful experience with the freshness, selection and value they expect and deserve from Target.

A role on the Engineering & Optimization team means being relentlessly focused on how we can optimize our Food Supply Chain (FSC) to become more cost effective and improve the guest experience. Our teams work with the agility our mission requires, and we constantly come together to implement new processes in record time. We're looking for exceptional leaders who are proactive, creative, independent, innovative, risk-savvy and comfortable working in varying degrees of ambiguity. You will work cross-functionally with experts from across F&B, Global Supply Chain & Logistics (GSCL), Target Technology Services (TTS) and Stores to support co-creation of solutions to reduce labor cost, increase capacity, and improve speed and reliability for replenishment & fulfillment activities.

As a Director Industrial Engineering, you will lead a team of Sr. Industrial Engineers in the Food Distribution Centers (FDC), and work alongside business partners to drive the development and execution of programs that will establish an environment of continuous improvement and ensure the successful realization of enterprise strategy business, financial, and operational outcomes. You will be responsible for partnering with senior leaders to identify and develop opportunities that can address gaps in competencies and tactics and ultimately achieve the desired performance. In addition, you will deploy systematic methodology for program management to drive performance acceleration across the enterprise and serve as an influential partner to the business to drive top and bottom line impact for the organization.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide strategic leadership for FDC Industrial Engineering program, including implementation of management systems, standard work, problem solving, and execution of continuous improvement projects.
  • Manage governance process for IE initiatives, inclusive of any new projects impacting budget, resources, and priorities. Develop, manage, and validate compliance with project management standards, policies, methods, and templates.
  • Identify, prioritize, and implement opportunities for continuous improvement. Determine root cause and create/maintain standard work documentation.
  • Determine productivity & capacity expectations, and conduct gap analysis.
  • Provide thought leadership in partnership with business owners to jointly define program objectives, processes, and success measures. Coach industrial engineers and operations leadership through execution phases.
  • In partnership with cross-functional leadership, develop critical program updates, risk and issue management, and resource deployment to achieve desired outcomes
  • Job duties may change at any time due to business needs

About you:
  • 7 or more years of combined experience in Industrial Engineering, strategy implementation, retail operations, supply chain and/or distribution and logistics industries
  • Strong problem solving, synthesizing, and analytical skills. Knowledge of Lean, Six Sigma, or other standard methodologies.
  • Experience with technology, preferably supply chain systems, and ability to facilitate communication between business and technology teams
  • Ability to set and communicate strategic direction of high impact, cross-functional programs while securing support and advocacy from leaders and partner teams.
  • Exceptional organizational skills with demonstrated ability to manage several complex projects at the same time with high degrees of variation and uncertainty.
  • Ability to connect and build relationships across leaders and organizations
  • Strong communication skills with demonstrated ability to interact with and influence peers, key stakeholders and senior leaders.
  • Ability to travel up to 40%.

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 $113,800k to $204,900k. 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.

Level: 7

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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