Director Innovation & Systems Change (Full Time Remote or Hybrid)

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sep 23, 2022
Oct 20, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
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.

Are you ready to bring your passion and expertise to Target to help cultivate a powerfully positive local and global presence? For the experienced corporate responsibility pro with a strong and time-tested background in non-profit leadership, a role in CR could be that just-right fit. Join our team where business savvy meets the greater good and you'll soon see-this about so much more than volunteerism. You'll rise to the challenge of maintaining Target's good stewardship of the environment, its resources and its key partnerships with other organizations. As part of CR, the Target Foundation focuses on where to best allocate funds to support various programs and initiatives. Or you might assist with sustainable global sourcing practices, and projects that foster environmental responsibility and ways to minimize our footprint at both the macro and store levels. Whatever your role with CR, you'll help influence how Target leverages its distinctive brand and unparalleled resources to set the bar for responsible, sustainable and charitable business practices.

The Director of Innovation & Systems Change leads Target's efforts to explore, test and implement innovative Sustainability technologies, partnerships, and processes to ensure the Company meets its sustainability / TF goals. This position will partner with CR teams, suppliers, and business functions to identify and investigate innovative sustainability offerings, build the business case for a strategic innovation roadmap, form innovative collaborations/partnerships, lead/partner on pilot/proof of concept activities, analyze innovation-related results, and develop the long-term innovation pipeline for Target's sustainability efforts. The role will interact with all levels of the organization and will partner very closely with Growth and innovation teams across the company. In addition. This role will oversee the external strategy to create the right conditions for innovations to scale from strategic collaborations to advocacy work, for which this role will partner with the Public Affairs organization.

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

About you:
  • BA/MA/MS degree in Business Administration, Environmental Sciences, Computer Science, Engineering or related field or combination of relevant education, experience, and training
  • 10+ years' experience in innovation, sustainable business models, green ventures, digital transformation, consulting or similar and/or industry experience
  • Ability to develop leading edge business models, frameworks for analysis, and long-term business strategies that maximize shareholder value
  • Strong plus if you have experience in incubation, venture capital, corporate strategy, corporate innovation, or similar field
  • Strong project management, process, and organizational skills, including handling and prioritizing multiple responsibilities to achieve strategic objectives
  • Comprehensive research and analytical skills; ability to gather information quickly related to consumers, industries, and competitors and synthesize it into concrete information
  • Capability to build and maintain cross-functional, multi-sector networks with internal and external stakeholder and navigate complex organizational structures
  • Deep understanding of systems, systems change and ability to craft strategies to mobilize the system to create the right condition to scale new innovations
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, including the ability to gather relevant data and information, actively listen, dialogue freely, and verbalize ideas effectively
  • Experience crafting and delivering presentations to senior leadership and external leaders
  • Proven track record to think creatively, recognize new business opportunities, understand new technologies, and communicate ideas
  • Commercial experience delivering against a P&L is a plus

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 $119,500k to $215,100k. 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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