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

Employer
Target
Location
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Posted
May 05, 2022
Closes
May 25, 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.

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 a Lead Project Manager working on the Activation Engineering team you will project manage the design and activation of world class supply chain projects that will result in an enhanced Guest experience by increasing the speed and accuracy of processing of goods through the internal supply chain. The Lead Project Manager will be assigned to the Activation Engineering function within the Engineering and Automation department. This position will report to the Director of Activation Engineering.

Key Responsibilities:
  • You will lead the physical activation of projects in support of the transformation of the Target Supply Chain, responsible for delivering project scope on time and on budget.
  • Work with cross organizational teams to develop project plans based on engineering project lifecycle phases
  • Manage project schedule to critical path, project costs to budget, and project resources to capacity
  • Provide project level inputs to cross functional teams and program management
  • Lead the management of all project documentation and provide regular and accurate status updates with attention to details
  • Lead cross organizational efforts to deliver a consistent customer experience for project management and delivery.
  • Ability to quickly connect and build relations across multitude of leaders, across the organization
  • Collaborate effectively across all internal and external stakeholders including vendors, internal engineering team, operations & facility teams
  • Develop & proliferate repeatable, internal tools & templates to assist with scheduling, budgeting, tracking & managing projects
  • Lead the management of vendor activation activities including implementation schedules, design reviews, change requests and contingency spending approvals
  • Troubleshoot, resolve, & escalate installation issues quickly & effectively
  • Create and 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
  • Analyze & evaluate 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
  • Lead reviews of the "lessons learned" throughput the project
  • Assist with ongoing continuous improvement activities and solicit feedback on project activation performance
  • Develop and execute hand off strategies to Field Operations 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 Industrial, Mechanical, Civil, Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
  • 7 or more years of combined experience in material handling, automation, manufacturing, supply chain and/or distribution and logistics industries
  • Proven project management experience implementing multi-million dollar, complex capital equipment & systems.
  • Multi-year experience with project management strategies required for complex and dynamic projects with very short lead times.
  • Exceptional analytical and organizational skills with demonstrated ability to manage several complex projects at the same time with high degrees of variation and uncertainty.
  • Candidate must be capable to work with little or no supervision or direction and will be given considerable latitude in decision making.
  • Natural ability to speak and write effectively at all organizational levels.
  • Candidate must be able to demonstrate excellent judgment and decision making skills under conditions of exceptional uncertainty with possibility of significant lack of data.
  • Frequently provides significant leadership or influence as a coordinator of complex cross-functional projects.
  • 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
  • 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 $85,400 to $153,700. 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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