Data Analyst - Finance Capabilities

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
May 03, 2022
Jun 15, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
About us:

Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 500 company, and one of America's leading retailers. Right on pace with Target's distinctive retail brand, in a role in Target Finance Capabilities, you will be a truly collaborative partner with a seat at the table. You'll bring your unique point of view, experience and passion for the work to your team and internal clients. Your analysis and recommendations will be directly applied to critical business decisions, from sales to merchandising and beyond. Within Finance, you'll enjoy the interesting challenges of the competitive retail space, and you'll grow and be challenged in your career while having a healthy balance with life outside of work.

A role in Finance Capabilities means partnering with Finance, technology, data science and analytics leaders to co-create solutions that both maximizes business value and enables key strategies that are critical to the enterprise and for the experiences we create for our guests.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

As a data analyst, you will be part of the team that enables faster, smarter and scalable decision-making to compete and win the modern retail market. Here, you'll leverage data, statistics and visualization to create the actionable insights that deliver value across finance. Our savvy reporting and analytics experts use market-leading tools and data automation to make a positive impact that's felt across the business. If you can work on autonomous teams, integrate the latest practices with your approach, write code to handle massive data sets, simplify complex decisions by providing flexible, fast and sustainable decision-making solutions, then you'll be very successful on our Data Analytics and Automation team. As a data analyst in Finance Capabilities, you'll take the lead as you:
  • Execute or direct a variety of analytics initiatives including; metric identification, reason coding, hypothesis testing, time series analysis, cluster analysis, root cause analysis, scale of impact quantification, predictive analysis, business process improvement, or scenario analysis.
  • Inspire intellectual curiosity around operational improvement opportunities.
  • In situations when reliable data does not exist, look for creative ways to obtain it.
  • Contribute to the development of tools and processes which make the team more efficient.
  • Gain understanding of business outcomes and stakeholder responsibilities.

About you:
  • Positive, people-oriented, enthusiastic and can easily work with others, regardless of their analytical proficiency or technical competence.
  • Proven track record of using feedback to adapt workflow and increase efficiency.
  • Analytical, creative, and innovative approach to solving problems. Bring on your curiosity!
  • Familiarity with SQL and manipulating large datasets
  • Familiarity with one or more scripting languages for data analysis (R, Python preferred).
  • Familiarity with varying data storage platforms (Hadoop, Postgres, Oracle, etc.)
  • 4-year degree (or equivalent) in business analytics, finance, economics or related field OR equivalent experience.

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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