Planning Operations Lead (Training & Onboarding)

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Aug 06, 2022
Sep 22, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
Planning Operations Lead (Learning & Development)

Target Merchandising is evolving at an incredible pace. We are constantly reimagining how this +$100 billion retailer offers the innovative, guest-inspiring items that Target is known and loved for. Our goal is to deliver exceptional value, quality and style to elevate Target as the premier retailer in a competitive global marketplace. Through intelligent and progressive business strategies that make the most of Target's resources and partnerships worldwide,

Merchandising works across product categories to create a localized shopping experience online and in our 1800 stores. Are you a creative problem solver who loves to see your work translate into real results? Can you collaborate effectively, execute a plan efficiently and positively influence how Target chooses and presents the right product in the right place at the right price? If so, you will have success on one of our dynamic teams.

As a Planning Operations lead, you will take the lead in providing rich business insights for the Planning Organization, while leading cross enterprise planning initiatives that enable strategy and streamline work across the function. In close partnership with the Merchandising roundtable and Planning Leadership, you will take on the coordination of developing a program plan and create the learning plans to successfully deliver the objectives of your assigned work stream. You will drive the creation of cross functional teams, coordination of resources, and work with Business Owners and Enterprise Teams to prioritize work against overarching project goals. This individual establishes program management and prioritization routines with key partners, including the thoughtful sequencing of the work, ensuring clarity with priorities and establishment of milestones and measurement. You will ensure a common understanding of goals, objectives and outcomes across a diverse and vast set of stakeholder groups as well as Sr. Leadership. This role requires a leader who is curious, has excellent collaboration and communication skills, is willing to take risks, is a critical thinker with a continuous improvement mindset, has strong analytical skillset and financial background, and has experience working across and integrating a variety of data sets to gather insights and tell a story.

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

About you
  • Four-year degree or equivalent experience
  • 6-10 years of relevant experience
  • Strong communication and facilitation skills that can be tailored to different audiences
  • Ability to think in terms of future state and help others accelerate their learning
  • Ability to connect across multiple bodies of work to lift themes and create learning plans
  • Passion for teaching and developing others
  • Ability to lead and manage multiple parallel efforts
  • Ability to lead through change and motivate others
  • Comfortable navigating and leading through diverse set of stakeholders and being able to influence Sr. Leadership and subject matter experts
  • Strong functional understanding of the planning role
  • Experience working with a global team preferred.
  • Experience developing/launching best practices within a team or organization preferred

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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