Director Sustainability Policy & Governance (Full Time Remote or Hybrid)

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Oct 12, 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 Dir Sustainability Risk, Policy and Governance is a key member of Target's Sustainability leadership team and reports to the VP, Sustainability. This role will drive the development of a proactive strategy to mitigate sustainability risk driven by new (regulatory) requirements, stakeholders' expectations, activism, and other sustainability macro trends that could create vulnerabilities to our business. This role is responsible for overseeing the analysis and reporting necessary to assure compliance with Target's environmental and social policies enterprise-wide in support of Target Forward strategy, and overall risk mitigation efforts. The Sustainability Risk, Policy and Compliance Dir has a deep understanding of the guest, operational, and regulatory needs that govern company operations and thus be positioned to develop and put in place the right environmental controls to reduce risk, costs, and improve sustainability compliance. This role will oversee the due diligence for sustainability compliance requirements, monitor emerging regulations and new standards, develops compliance specifications and policies, builds compliance programs to support business initiatives, and troubleshoot and resolves compliance issues that arise during business operations.

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

About you:
  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field, advanced degree in law, sustainability, business, environmental science, or other relevant degree. MBA Preferred.
  • 8+ years in risk management, compliance/ legal or financial services, of which at least 4 years must include direct experience in environmental and social risk management
  • Proven track record of effective stakeholder engagement including suppliers, non-governmental organizations, and regulators, and collaboration mapping and tracking complex sustainability issues and initiatives.
  • Extensive knowledge of environmental and social / human rights topics as applied to Retail and/or Consumer Goods industries.
  • Strategic thinker with experience coordinating and collaborating with multiple stakeholders, including senior leaders and executives
  • Ongoing awareness of industry trends, governmental regulations, and sustainability best practices
  • Experience developing environmental and social policy guidance in areas where there may be no roadmap, precedent, or previous foundation
  • Excellent communicator with strong written communication skills and a strong ability to communicate effectively with individuals and teams at all levels of the company and with outside partners/stakeholders
  • Ability to execute with high degree of ambiguity and remain calm in high-pressure situations.
  • Team oriented, collaborative, diplomatic and flexible

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 - $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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