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Director Owned Brand Business Strategy - Food & Beverage

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Start date
Oct 12, 2022
Closing date
Oct 16, 2022

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Retail / Wholesale
Employment Status
Full Time
Director, Business Strategy - Owned Brands (Food & Beverage)

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 Owned Brands:

The ambition of Target Owned Brands is to create and grow purpose driven brands that bring joy to guests, every day. Owned Brands is comprised of a multi-national team responsible for the design, packaging, brand management, and global sourcing across Apparel, Accessories, Footwear, Home, Hardlines and Essentials/Beauty. Target's portfolio of owned brands is a key differentiator, with these brands being one of the things our guests love about the Target experience.

Team Overview:

The Strategy & Operations team within Owned Brands helps the organization deliver on our brand promise and purpose while ensuring that Owned Brands remains a competitive advantage for Target. The team is responsible for cross-functional support to leaders across product design, product operations, and brand management. We are standing up a new function within this team to support the specific lines of business (Pyramids) across Owned Brands.

Success will be measured by the ability to shepherd the Pyramid's strategic direction across Owned Brands, the enterprise, and align the organization behind a set of strategic choices, while driving accountability to measurable outcomes

Position Overview:

As a Director, Owned Brand Business Strategy for Food & Beverage (F&B), you will play a critical role in helping the Target Owned Brands organization achieve its goals. By supporting F&B specific business and strategic efforts, you will apply your strengths in problem solving, business acumen, and strategy development to shape near term execution and long-term direction of Target Owned Brands. The work could involve a variety of areas including creating & implementing process and best practices, driving new capabilities and tools, facilitating cross functional meetings, implementing new ways of working, and investigating strategic questions most pertinent to the OB F&B Pyramid

This includes:
  • Defining and driving the strategic agenda for the Owned Brand F&B Pyramid. Understand and ensure connectivity and dependencies to Merchandising and Enterprise Plans

  • Acting as the primary strategic thought partner and advisor for Owned Brand F&B Business Roundtable leaders (VP - Design, VP - Product Operations, VP/Sr Director - Brand Management)

  • Collaborating with pyramid leaders and building critical partnerships across the enterprise (Merchandising, Planning, Finance, Operations, to ensure successful implementation of strategic direction needed to achieve business priorities

  • Work with business champions to drive cross-Pyramid initiatives to accelerate results and operationalize/advance the Owned Brand strategic plan through alignment and proper sequencing against pyramid priorities (i.e., translate strategy to action)

  • Supporting OB F&B Roundtable leaders in thought partnership, strategy development, prioritization, and execution

  • Develop, monitor, & continuously improve the Operating Cadence for the OB F&B Leadership Team. Ensure clarity around forum & routine purpose, attendance, sequencing, and streamlined information flow

  • Leading implementation and progress tracking for each pyramid's strategic plan as the OB F&B strategy lead

  • Develop routines to cascade information, insights, & discussions to key business partners where needed to drive critical discussion & connected decision-making across the enterprise

About you (experience requirements):
  • 4-year degree or equivalent experience, MBA or similar advanced degree preferred

  • Experience within management consulting firms, corporate strategy group, project management, business ops or equivalent of 10+ years

  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills with a strong ability to tell compelling business and result stories, including designing and facilitating key moments with leaders across the enterprise

  • Excellent relationship building skills, including ability to influence and align cross-functional teams; creating trust, anticipate needs, enablers, and roadblocks.

  • Experience building and managing an effective operating cadence for a large team or leading a major business transformation and/or a large cross-functional project

  • Demonstrates success leading multiple, disparate projects at the same time, simultaneously managing working team, partners, and senior executive relationships

  • Lead with a future forward, strategic, and operational mentality; think tactically with creative problem solving

  • Flexibility, resiliency, and versatility; comfortable working in "grey areas" that are constantly changing

  • Proven change leadership and communication skills

  • A result oriented and performance driven individual who demonstrates strong initiative and has superior team, organization, and cross-functional leadership skills

  • Candidates with Food & Beverage experience in addition to Merch, Planning, Product Ops, and/or Owned Brand (Private label) experience are preferred

  • Respects, appreciates, and values diverse voices and approaches.

  • Committed to creating equitable experiences, and building and fostering an inclusive team

**A virtual based work arrangement is strictly prohibited for candidates residing in the following 16 states: AL, AR, DE, FL, IN, IA, LA, MD, MS, MO, NC, OK, PA, SC, TN, VA. If you are hired and are working remotely from one of the states listed above you may be subject to corrective action up to and including termination. (edited)

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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