Director PD Tech Development

Employer
Target
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Posted
Sep 21, 2022
Closes
Oct 09, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
Description:

Director COE Capabilities - Accreditation

About us:
Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading retailers.

At the heart of one of the world's best loved and most recognizable brands is an impeccable Owned Brand Sourcing & Development organization. We thrive on the magic of discovering that just-right thing, and we infuse everything we do with our passion for affordable chic. We concept, develop, make and deliver the stylish new favorites that Target guests expect and deserve. We are uber-savvy trend and style experts who stay ahead of the curve, proactively identifying our market's needs and exceeding them, every time. Join one of our dynamic and inventive teams to influence the style, quality and value that decisively position Target above the competition. Your input will have a direct and positive effect, whether on home, hardlines, essentials, beauty, or apparel & accessories categories. Here, you'll be close to the action of dreaming up and bringing to life the Target-owned brands that surprise and gratify guests, wherever and whenever they love to shop.

A Director role within the COE Capabilities Team means leading a team focused on the creation of innovative tools, resources, and processes that ensure our Business Partners can be trained and accredited as an extension of our Owned Brand Product Development Teams. Can you lead a team to create new and innovative solutions that support the training and development of our partners? Do you love to collaborate with teams across the globe to ensure we are developing best in class products that are unprecedented in the marketplace for their quality and value? Do you have the passion and critical thinking needed to in establish technical and training solutions that help meet strategic business goals? Then you'll have success leading our COE Accreditation Capability who owns the strategy and execution of our expanding Business Partner Empowerment vision that supports Owned Brand business goals. In close partnership with cross functional leaders, global Owned Brand teams, and our business partners you will drive the vision, strategy, and program management of Accreditation and Training. You'll lead, develop and manage team members by setting clear objectives, providing ongoing performance feedback, and evaluating potential.

Responsibilities
  • Lead the accreditation strategy and program management across Owned Brand teams.
  • Work closely with global technical leaders to align on the accreditation strategy and goals
  • Partner with cross functional leaders to align on strategy and program growth
  • Establish program metrics (KPIs), in partnership with leaders and experts, around program goals, growth, utilization, and performance
  • Collaborate with business partners across the globe to align on strategy, training, and succession planning
  • Establishes and provides strategic direction to team for achieving individual or team goals, and balances time and resources to achieve these
  • Communication of progress to goals to cross functional leaders and teams
  • Lead the program by identifying tools and resources for efficiency and growth
  • Owns personal and team development through continuous learning and proactively seeking new assignments that will help build knowledge and improve skills
  • Identify training and development opportunities needed to ensure we build the skills and capabilities needed for future ways of working
  • Develop strategic network of contacts with experts across the industry to bring knowledge and innovation to Target
  • Ensure the teams are addressing and resolving problems by providing appropriate tools and resources to the product teams along with partnering with the appropriate parties to ensure products meet Target's Owned Brand strategic objectives
  • Proactively partner with cross functional leaders to ensure capability needs are met for product performance and quality execution to meets Target's Owned Brand standards
  • Lead your team to develop industry-changing products and/or processes and ensures owned brand products are leading the industry and driving long-term benefits to Target
  • Ensures expense planning and management of resources for optimum productivity and added value
  • Ensures accountability of expense and proper authorization pre and post travel
  • Engages and inspires teams through effective messaging; proactively aligning cross functional leaders for clear and consistent communication; modeling global connectivity
  • Ensures transparency and support of team through escalation process when required for speedy resolution
  • Communicates information and facilitates the open exchange of ideas and diverse view points
  • Co-create and transform Target as an industry leading company of choice through equitable experiences across talent practices; assessment, selection process, onboarding, retention and inclusive leadership


About You:
  • 10+ years related work experience
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate to all levels internally and external management of vendor partners with diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Strategic thinking and ability to plan; organize and execute
  • Ability to manage project plans and resources
  • Strong knowledge of product development and manufacturing processes
  • Ability to analyze information to drive business decisions
  • Committed to continuous learning, diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Ability to use Microsoft applications
  • Experience working with culturally diverse team members


Director COE Capabilities - Accreditation

About us:
Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading retailers.

At the heart of one of the world's best loved and most recognizable brands is an impeccable Owned Brand Sourcing & Development organization. We thrive on the magic of discovering that just-right thing, and we infuse everything we do with our passion for affordable chic. We concept, develop, make and deliver the stylish new favorites that Target guests expect and deserve. We are uber-savvy trend and style experts who stay ahead of the curve, proactively identifying our market's needs and exceeding them, every time. Join one of our dynamic and inventive teams to influence the style, quality and value that decisively position Target above the competition. Your input will have a direct and positive effect, whether on home, hardlines, essentials, beauty, or apparel & accessories categories. Here, you'll be close to the action of dreaming up and bringing to life the Target-owned brands that surprise and gratify guests, wherever and whenever they love to shop.

A Director role within the COE Capabilities Team means leading a team focused on the creation of innovative tools, resources, and processes that ensure our Business Partners can be trained and accredited as an extension of our Owned Brand Product Development Teams. Can you lead a team to create new and innovative solutions that support the training and development of our partners? Do you love to collaborate with teams across the globe to ensure we are developing best in class products that are unprecedented in the marketplace for their quality and value? Do you have the passion and critical thinking needed to in establish technical and training solutions that help meet strategic business goals? Then you'll have success leading our COE Accreditation Capability who owns the strategy and execution of our expanding Business Partner Empowerment vision that supports Owned Brand business goals. In close partnership with cross functional leaders, global Owned Brand teams, and our business partners you will drive the vision, strategy, and program management of Accreditation and Training. You'll lead, develop and manage team members by setting clear objectives, providing ongoing performance feedback, and evaluating potential.

Responsibilities
  • Lead the accreditation strategy and program management across Owned Brand teams.
  • Work closely with global technical leaders to align on the accreditation strategy and goals
  • Partner with cross functional leaders to align on strategy and program growth
  • Establish program metrics (KPIs), in partnership with leaders and experts, around program goals, growth, utilization, and performance
  • Collaborate with business partners across the globe to align on strategy, training, and succession planning
  • Establishes and provides strategic direction to team for achieving individual or team goals, and balances time and resources to achieve these
  • Communication of progress to goals to cross functional leaders and teams
  • Lead the program by identifying tools and resources for efficiency and growth
  • Owns personal and team development through continuous learning and proactively seeking new assignments that will help build knowledge and improve skills
  • Identify training and development opportunities needed to ensure we build the skills and capabilities needed for future ways of working
  • Develop strategic network of contacts with experts across the industry to bring knowledge and innovation to Target
  • Ensure the teams are addressing and resolving problems by providing appropriate tools and resources to the product teams along with partnering with the appropriate parties to ensure products meet Target's Owned Brand strategic objectives
  • Proactively partner with cross functional leaders to ensure capability needs are met for product performance and quality execution to meets Target's Owned Brand standards
  • Lead your team to develop industry-changing products and/or processes and ensures owned brand products are leading the industry and driving long-term benefits to Target
  • Ensures expense planning and management of resources for optimum productivity and added value
  • Ensures accountability of expense and proper authorization pre and post travel
  • Engages and inspires teams through effective messaging; proactively aligning cross functional leaders for clear and consistent communication; modeling global connectivity
  • Ensures transparency and support of team through escalation process when required for speedy resolution
  • Communicates information and facilitates the open exchange of ideas and diverse view points
  • Co-create and transform Target as an industry leading company of choice through equitable experiences across talent practices; assessment, selection process, onboarding, retention and inclusive leadership


About You:
  • 10+ years related work experience
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate to all levels internally and external management of vendor partners with diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Strategic thinking and ability to plan; organize and execute
  • Ability to manage project plans and resources
  • Strong knowledge of product development and manufacturing processes
  • Ability to analyze information to drive business decisions
  • Committed to continuous learning, diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Ability to use Microsoft applications
  • Experience working with culturally diverse team members


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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