Senior Project Manager - Supply Chain Engineering & Activation (Full-Time Remote or Hybrid)

Employer
Target
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Posted
Apr 29, 2022
Closes
May 31, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
Description:
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 Global Supply Chain and Logistics is evolving at a rapid pace. We are constantly reimagining how to get the right product to the guest better, faster and more cost effectively than before. We are operating smarter, better utilizing our resources and leveraging data driven decisions to deliver the convenience and service levels our guest demands. We are driven to win in this competitive, rapidly changing business by providing a differentiated and frictionless guest experience. Our teams work with the agility our mission requires, and we rapidly develop and deploy new approaches and processes that improve existing, and enable new capabilities. We're looking for exceptional people who are proactive, creative, independent, innovative, practical and comfortable with ambiguity. Are you a critical thinker who seeks the root cause and can analyze both qualitatively and quantitatively? Are you a creative problem-solver who simplifies problems, quickly identifies solutions, and can build and execute effective plans to address? If so, you will have success on one of our dynamic teams.

A role in HQ Engineering and Activation means being at the heart of our perpetual reimagining. This group is the think tank and laboratory for the innovative ideas that spark change throughout the Supply Chain. We are inventors, metrics masters, data geeks, testers, triers, course-correctors and askers of the all-important question "What if ...?". This team influences processes, engineers the robotics and automation to support those processes, activates solutions sustainably across the network and manages those assets. Your specific expertise-whether it's people, process, technology, or data-will be felt well beyond the boundaries of the Supply Chain organization, positively impacting Target team members and guests alike.

As an Engineering and Activation Senior Project Manager, you will manage components of major projects that involve the implementation of advanced material handling and robotic equipment. Your responsibilities vary across a range of critical project implementation needs. You will be responsible for ensuring correct installation and setup of MHE and controls by material handling vendors. Developing modeling and analytics tools to support root cause analysis and inventory flow optimization. Managing testing activities and coordination across teams to sequence activities and prioritize critical work efforts. The initial assignment will be based on careful consideration of the candidate's previous experience along with the candidate's own personal and professional career aspirations. This position will report to the Lead Project Manager of Activation Engineering.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop analytical models for product flow that enhance understanding of supply chain data and product flow
  • Work with cross organizational teams to develop project plans based on engineering project lifecycle phases
  • Provide project level inputs to cross functional teams and program management
  • Collaborate effectively across all internal and external stakeholders including vendors, internal engineering team, operations & facility teams
  • Execute using repeatable, internal tools & templates to assist with scheduling, budgeting, tracking & managing projects
  • Manage vendor activation activities including implementation schedules, design reviews, change requests and contingency spending approvals
  • With support from the Lead Project Manager, coordinate with vendors, construction partners and site level experts to ensure accurate and on time delivery of material handling systems.
  • Maintain installation and system acceptance testing specifications & standards
  • Test and accept all in-scope project related deliverables including supply chain process automation and various material handling systems included storage structures
  • Maintain, manage and close-out project punch lists in a timely and cost-effective manner. Assist with ongoing continuous improvement activities and solicit feedback on project activation performance
  • Execute hand off strategies to Field Operations teams at the achievement of project deliverables.


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

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.

About You:
  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain or Project Management discipline
  • 3 or more years of combined experience in material handling, automation, manufacturing, supply chain and/or distribution and logistics industries
  • Proven ability to use data to measure and improve operational outcomes
  • Strong foundation of mathematical/analytical principles
  • Experience with automated conveyor systems and controls
  • Experience with project management strategies required for complex and dynamic projects with very short lead times.
  • Candidate must be capable to work with minimal supervision or direction.
  • Ability to problem solve, create project plans, and deliver results
  • Desire to learn new capabilities and enable others to do the same
  • Willing to take risks, challenge the status quo and work under ambiguous circumstances
  • Ability to learn & apply implementing solutions using basic project management principles.
  • Natural ability to speak and write effectively at all organizational levels.
  • Proficiency with standard project planning software applications
  • Ability to travel at short notice- up to 40% (varies by project phase)


Preferred Qualifications & Experiences
  • Familiarity with material flow methodologies including Programmable Logic Control (PLC) programs
  • Experience with facility layouts, & construction
  • Experience with distribution and/or logistics process flows & operations
  • Experience with lean, six sigma, & other continuous improvement concepts & methodologies
  • Project management professional "PMP" training


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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