Lead Ent Strategic Planner (Full-Time Remote or Hybrid)

Minneapolis, Minnesota
May 21, 2022
Jun 12, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
Lead Enterprise Strategic Planner (Full-Time Remote or Hybrid)


DATE- 05/22

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.

Insights, Strategy, and Growth Overview:

Target is one of the best-loved and most recognized retail brands in the market. Our Insights, Strategy, and Growth team helps run the business today, while also focusing on the growing the business for the future. We do this by anticipating and effectively responding to challenges and fueling Target's growth-today, and into the future-regardless of the changes ahead. Here, you will work with internal partners and external agencies in a wide variety of roles. You will also have the opportunity to develop skills across our team superpowers, including consumer & industry insights, strategic problem solving, strategy activation, experimentation, and scaling new businesses. Do you love the idea of helping to shape Target's long-term strategy grounded in guest and industry insights? Are you a champion for rigor and process to ensure successful strategic planning? Can you bring your energy and big ideas to the table in order to build momentum for new business opportunities? Then, bring your talent to the game and join us as we move Target forward."

Team Overview

The Enterprise Strategic Planning Team drives accountability to Target's long-term strategic and financial aspirations.

This is accomplished by:
  • Pressure-testing Target's strategy with the Executive Leadership Team.
  • Cascading strategic discussion and direction across Business Units.
  • Identifying and governing Enterprise Key Initiatives, which are the most important bodies of work for the enterprise to execute in service of our strategy and financial goals.

Success will be measured by the ability to shepherd Target's strategic direction across the enterprise and align the organization behind a set of near and long-term tactics aligned to our strategy.

Members of the Enterprise Strategic Planning team can expect to grow and develop in three key areas, regardless of function or level:

  • Executive Communication: Achieve greater confidence presenting, driving decisions, and thinking on your feet through leading conversations with senior leaders, including members of Target's Leadership Team.
  • Enterprise Exposure:​ Gain visibility to all critical functions throughout the company, providing a birds-eye view of in-flight work and insight into how decisions are made at Target.​ ​
  • Strategic Thought Leadership:​ Gain comfort influencing senior leaders to set Target's strategic agenda, align on priorities, and drive measurable outcomes.

Position Overview:

A Lead Enterprise Strategic Planner can expect to gain exposure across all levels of Strategic Planning, from pressure-testing the strategy, to cascading the strategy, and aligning Key Initiatives. This role will be primarily focused on Strategic Planning routines that impact Target's Leadership Team and Board of Directors.

Specific deliverables include (but are not limited to):
  • Board of Directors Updates:​ Lead the development of content presented to Target's Board of Directors, in service of building confidence in our strategy and plans to drive growth.
  • Key Initiative Support: Lead the enterprise process for Key Initiatives, which are the most important workstreams to advance strategic and financial aspirations. This includes end-to-end stewardship, from identification, alignment, integration, governance and ongoing integration and connection for all Key Initiatives.
  • Enterprise Communication: Lead and identify opportunities to cascade our enterprise strategy to create clarity and consistency across the organization.

About You:
  • 4-year college degree with a minimum of 5 years of experience driving strategic business decisions.
  • Exceptional analytical and conceptual problem-solving skills and ability to synthesize and clearly communicate complex findings to focus on critical issues and actionable opportunities.
  • Ability to work both independently and lead cross-functional teams.
  • Strong attention to detail; comfort creating complex project plans and driving accountability for timing & action.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills with a strong ability to tell compelling business and result stories.
  • Demonstrates success establishing credibility and trust with leaders and business partners, including influencing without authority.
  • Innate curiosity and desire to learn with a strong inclination to drive for results.
  • Strategy experience, preferred.

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 $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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