Director, Enterprise Growth Initiatives (Full-Time Remote or Hybrid)

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Oct 07, 2022
Oct 27, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
Enterprise Growth Initiatives, Director (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

Target is one of the world's most recognized brands and one of America's leading retailers.

Insights, Strategy, and Growth Overview:

On pace with one of the world's best-loved and most recognized retail brands, Target's Insights, Strategy & Growth team is focused on the fueling both present, and the future. We are at the center of developing and enabling how Target evolves to meet the changing needs of our guests while winning a competitive global retail marketplace. Here, you will partner with internal contacts and external firms in a wide variety of role. Do you love the idea of helping to shape Target's long-term strategy development? Are you a champion for rigor and process to ensure successful strategic planning? Can you bring your energy and ideas to the table to build momentum to drive new growth? Then bring your talent to the game and join us in bringing to life a portfolio of initiatives designed to move Target forward.

Team Overview:

A role within Enterprise Growth Initiatives means helping Target build beyond the core and create future focus for the organization. You will be part of a team of hybrid thinkers, actively leveraging each other's skills and knowledge, with a bias to deliver timely business impact. From exploration to activation, you will accelerate and prove new concepts that differentiate the guest experience and generate new revenue streams. Whether exploring new business models designed to meet guest needs, engaging with start-ups with an aim on testing and accelerating their products or commercializing and integrating new growth back into the will ensure success by rapidly applying your expertise and fostering an entrepreneurial culture while leveraging the benefit of a large organization's knowledge and resources.

Position Overview:

As an Enterprise Growth Initiatives, Director you will oversee and coach teams to identify experiment, and drive new growth opportunities for Target. This could include (but is not limited to):
  • Provide bold vision, sound strategic judgment, day-to-day team leadership and development, structure, and project management through often ambiguous bodies of work in support of 2-3 new growth opportunities for Target
  • Hold teams accountable to clear and aggressive milestones and learning plans; drive teams to define and create prototypes of varying fidelity to support both research and live, in-market experiments; accountability for clear and concise deliverables
  • Partner across director group to develop best practices and methodologies around core competencies (e.g., human-centered design, experience design, consumer research, prototyping & experimentation); actively teach to TMs to create consistency in approach and output
  • Bring future-facing perspective and deep industry expertise to influence and shape focus areas for exploration
  • Operationalize strategies across key stakeholder groups using proven ability to navigate and influence internal and external networks; ideally brings a strong horizontal internal Target network (but not required)
  • Strong communication and facilitation skills with ability to present in a variety of settings to teams and senior leadership; comfortable speaking internally or externally on behalf of the SVP
  • Hire, train and retain a multi-disciplinary team with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Establish development plans and manage performance by providing clear expectations and timely, consistent feedback and coaching.

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

About You:
  • 10+ years working experience, with specific experiences in an experiment-driven / entrepreneurial environment helping launch new products, services, experiences or businesses
  • Strong executive project management skills. Must be able to provide structure, be proactive, navigate ambiguity, manage stakeholders, and coach creation of appropriate professional collateral; able to oscillate between "in the weeds" analyses and big-picture thinking
  • Proven ability to navigate and influence internal and external networks; experience developing and leading stakeholder relationships through establishing lasting and impactful partnerships
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication, active listening, critical thinking, and presentation skills, with experience presenting to executive leadership and facilitating decision making
  • Direct leadership experience and expertise guiding teams and supporting the development of individual team members
  • Respects, appreciates and is curious about differences related to working with others; committed to developing an inclusive team
  • Humility, resilience, learners mind, thrives in creating structure from ambiguity

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 $119,500 to $215,100. 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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