Strategic Intelligence Sr Consultant (Full-Time Remote or Hybrid)

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sep 21, 2022
Oct 14, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
Strategic Intelligence Senior Consultant (Full-Time Remote or Hybrid)



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 Pyramid 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.

Strategic Intelligence Team Overview:
The Strategic Intelligence team serves as Target's source of truth for economic, retail industry and competitive insights and intelligence. The team is responsible for developing actionable insights that inform Target's corporate strategy, planning, and portfolio decisions. To do so, the team produces analytically ambitious, predictive intelligence with compelling narratives that help shape Target's short and long term aspirations. The team operates in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment. Each team member develops a deep and proactive understanding of the rapidly evolving industry, consumer, competitor, and regional drivers and trends. The Strategic Intelligence Sr. Consultant will be responsible for generating strategic competitive intelligence and insights grounded in data analytics.

Position Overview:
The candidate will be responsible for the following:

· Support Intelligence Director and Leads in the generation of analytically ambitious, predictive competitive intelligence with compelling narratives

· Develop insights and intelligence for emerging competitors

· Serve as a trusted expert in extracting meaningful competitive insights from panel, POS and traffic data

· Develop and maintain tools and routines to drive proactive understanding and monitoring of competitor's profiles, recent developments, strategic priorities, and drivers of performance

· Respond with urgency to leadership ad hoc requests

· Leverage depth and breadth of internal and external data sources for generating holistic and unbiased insights

· Partner with other insights teams to align monitoring efforts, integrate insights and promote information sharing

Key Relationships:
The candidate will be responsible for maintaining all of the following relationships:

· Reports to Intelligence Director while supporting Intelligence Leads

· Ongoing working relationships with strategy development, strategic planning, finance, and insights functions across the organization

· Other key relationships with Merchandising, Marketing, Digital, Food & Beverage, Stores and Risk

About You:

· 4-year college degree

· Minimum of 3 years of experience in retail or CPG industry and an understanding of industry dynamics and the competitive landscape across channels, categories

· Proven analytical skills and understanding of drivers of retail performance and metrics to enable root cause analysis

· Technical expertise leveraging multiple sources of data including syndicated resources (VIQ, IRI or Nielsen; Scan, Panel, Spectra, etc.) to extract meaningful insights

· Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and data visualization tools

· Ability to drive structure out of ambiguity, navigate disparate insights, and synthesize datasets to build a compelling story

· Methodical, well-organized, and detail-oriented

· Genuine curiosity with how things work; motivated, self-starter, team player

· Ability to deal with multiple priorities and strong drive for results

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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 $65,600 - $118,100. 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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