Strategic Planning Lead

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
May 06, 2022
May 31, 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 and Accounting, 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. In Finance, you'll be an integral voice in discussions that lead to Target's unparalleled shopping experience. 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. You'll see your contributions come to life in virtually every area of this dynamic enterprise. 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 maximizes business value and enables key strategies that are critical to the enterprise and for the experiences we create for our guests. Truly an owner and expert of your product and underlying processes, you will set the vision, align on the roadmap and mobilize teams to deliver needed outcomes. Given most strategies have a Finance impact, you will also serve as a trusted resource to guide other enterprise partners in their solutions to ensure the success and integrity of end-to-end deliverables.

As a Strategic Planning Lead Analyst for Finance you will support the portfolio strategy and key priorities across the Finance organization and within Finance Capabilities. This will include helping to define and gain alignment on what the top capability and talent priorities are, defining objectives and key results, supporting reinforcing routines and measurement necessary to ensure their success, and partnering with CFTs across Finance and Finance Capabilities to deliver against our priorities.

Within Finance Capabilities you will partner across Product, Data, Process Excellence and Ops teams to ensure all functions are connected and aligned behind our most important priorities. You will build cross-team capabilities that enable us to show up in a more connected and effective way for our business partners across Finance and the enterprise. You will support Finance Capabilities strategic planning through activation as well as strategic planning with our business partners.

Throughout your work across Finance and Finance Capabilities you will leverage storytelling and alignment skills to rally teams around a common path towards profitable, sustained growth with a focus on the guest. You will work in a wide variety of spaces and with a wide variety of teams, balancing higher-level strategic planning with more detailed activation while always focusing on enabling those around you to collectively achieve more than we could on our own. You will partner with and influence through others and will be a big part of helping us progress the Finance Capability and Finance organizations.

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

About you:
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience - preferably in Finance, Accounting, or another Business related area.
  • Working knowledge of the retail industry
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in strategic planning, strategy & operations or other related area at the intersection of strategy & operations
  • Proven ability to collaborate with and facilitate through a wide range of stakeholders and partners
  • Strong analytical acumen with demonstrated ability to analyze data, generate insights and recommend actions
  • Strong communication and storytelling skills, with the ability to craft your message to a variety of audiences

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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