Sr Legal Affairs Strategy & Ops Consultant (FT Remote or Hybrid)

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mar 24, 2022
May 01, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
Sr Legal Affairs Strategy & Operations Consultant

Classification: Exempt

Date: January 2022

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.

To match the signature style and passion of Target's distinctive and beloved retail brand, Target Legal Affairs is a dynamic and deeply knowledgeable team of legal pros, each with valuable expertise from several disciplines. Whether specializing in government affairs, policy, risk management, regulatory compliance, ethics, law, or employee and labor relations, this team advocates for Target and its business plans in communities across the nation and works across the entire company to provide internal clients with cohesive guidance. We are committed to being internal experts to both internal and external entities on key issues that affect Target's ability to productively do business. We focus on defining, investigating, anticipating and ultimately mitigating risk in all its forms. We apply our grasp of brand law by overseeing, maintaining and ensuring correct, consistent and authorized use of Target's signature Bullseye logo, assets and other trademarked material. We help protect Target and its subsidiaries by applying our comprehensive understanding and interpretation of the laws that govern our stores, distribution centers and corporate locations.

Here, you'll enjoy working autonomously with a healthy work-life balance. Your passion for learning the business and building relationships with the senior leaders and key business partners that you support will be key to tackling the ever-changing legal challenges we face in a dynamic and fast-paced retail landscape. From brand and patent law to contract development and negotiations, you'll be challenged and gratified by a role with Target Legal Affairs.

A role in Strategy and Operations means creating the effective and efficient processes and tools that Legal Affairs uses to deliver exceptional service to their enterprise clients. Your support will be key in times of change and to ensure the success of large-scale business projects. You'll build valuable relationships and make a positive impact as you coordinate critical resources across teams.

As a Sr Legal Affairs Strategy and Operations Consultant, you will:

  • Establish key relationships across the Legal Affairs pyramid to understand business priorities, support execution of projects and initiatives, and develop an intimate understanding of data sources and analytic needs
  • Create and deliver financial analysis on a routine basis and support annual financial planning processes on behalf of the pyramid; Develop and run budget modeling for investment planning and reconciliation and pro-actively analyze data to support expense and resource optimization efforts
  • Collaborate with leaders to understand analytic priorities, identify root cause and mitigation tactics for errors in data collection or processing, and develop new and enhanced reporting that provides real-time business information to decision makers; support strategic planning efforts and enable proactive expense and resource allocation by continually evaluating and refining reporting methodologies, tools and practices
  • Serve as subject matter expert for management reporting and provide training, resources and communications to support the adoption of self-service reporting capabilities; lead troubleshooting and access management efforts to maintain effective use of reporting tools
  • Develop analysis and reporting to enhance and drive vendor optimization with key outside counsel partners
  • Provide project management support for pyramid-wide, and intra pyramid initiatives; leverage industry acknowledged project management methodologies and lead efforts to indentify project scope, budget, timelines, milestones, and deliverables; ensure appropriate documentation throughout the project lifecycle and establish processes to secure approvals or key decisions, and to identify issue resolution techniques; serve as primary point of contact and liaison for assigned projects, ensuring all stakeholders have a clear understanding of their responsibilities, that escalations are appropriately managed, and that project leaders and sponsors are kept informed of project status
  • Consistently demonstrate behaviors aligned to Target's values of Inclusivity, Connection, and Drive
  • Other duties as assigned

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

About you:

  • Bachelor's degree in business, finance or other related field, or the equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 3+ years of relevant experience in data analysis and project management; previous experience supporting Legal Affairs initiatives preferred
  • Highly organized, with strong detail orientation and a bias for accuracy
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills with the ability to leverage data to influence decisions and problem solve
  • Ability to adapt, prioritize and successfully manage multiple tasks or projects in response to changing or competing priorities
  • Proven ability to communicate complex concepts to peers and stakeholders, in both written and verbal formats
  • Ability to work autonomously and manage multiple projects simultaneously, maintaining appropriate prioritization and ensuring adherence to deadlines
  • Ability to adapt to change and navigate a dynamic, fast paced environment
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft suite of products with emphasis on Microsoft Excel

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previous experience working with legal technology, including Legal Tracker, Hummingbird, Exterro, and Anaqua

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 $65,600 to $118,100. 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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