Lead Data Analyst, HR Talent Analytics (Full-Time Remote OR Hybrid)

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Nov 08, 2022
Dec 08, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
About us:

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

Target Human Resources is well known for its signature ability to build the very best teams, and we infuse our work with Target's distinctive retail brand by continuously experimenting, evolving, and innovating. With the chance to positively impact nearly 350,000 people worldwide in our stores, distribution centers, and headquarters, you'll be a strategic partner to the leaders and the team members who elevate and nurture the Target guest experience. Our dynamic, passionate and responsive team comprises specialized people and professionals from several diverse disciplines. We operate behind the scenes to create a progressive culture of value, respect, reward, and professional advancement.

The Talent Analytics team's mission is to empower a data-driven approach to HR and people decisions regarding our global workforce. We are uniquely positioned to provide unbiased insights to unlock value and drive outcomes and to enable and influence HR and business strategy.

The Talent Analytics team
  • Integrates into the business as strategic HR analytics partner and anticipates and uncovers stated or unstated needs.
  • Listens to and empowers team members and external stakeholder voice
  • Uses our analytics expertise to test, measure, analyze, understand, and answer various business questions
  • Provide reporting to help inform on the current state of the business and help facilitate process at scale
  • Connects our understanding across business and HR to deliver data-driven products and solutions
  • Provide meaningful insights and recommendations

About the role:

Our Data Analysts are expected to explore data, technologies, and the application of mathematical techniques to enable business insights. Data analysts accomplish this through a wide variety of skills including data wrangling, reporting, dashboarding, visualization, statistical analysis, modeling, and the presentation of recommendations and insight. Analysts will work within an agile environment, which requires active participation in ceremonies to accomplish the team's goals. They also develop domain knowledge as they learn about their business area and support applying key data management principles like metadata management, data profiling, and documenting their data lineage.

  • Actively exploring data for specific use cases
  • Expertise in business domain and processes
  • Creating measurable insights from the data to be shared
  • Developing metrics, measurement strategy, reports, and statistics
  • Documenting calculations, code, and adhering to data management principles
  • Validating and testing data assets of others in the form of peer review
  • Exploring statistical analysis that could be applied to the data
  • Performing descriptive statistics including mean, variance, median, correlation
  • Applies insights and testing in partnership with business users
  • Active participant in team meetings
  • Lead agile ceremonies
  • Ability to work independently to turn business problems into data solutions
  • Serve as a thought leader and mentor on business domain and analytical techniques to elevate team performance

About You:
  • BA/BS or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years' work experience in data analysis or masters level education in business analytics, data science, etc.
  • Demonstrated leader in knowledge and application of data, reporting, and analytics
  • Proficient with various programming languages- SQL and R or Python
  • Proficient with relational and non-relational databases
  • Stays current with new and evolving technologies via formal training and self-directed education to continue to raise individual and team performance
  • Strong domain-specific knowledge of Human Resources data and processes
  • Prior experience in human resources or talent/people analytics industry
  • Math and/or Statistics:
    • Mathematical logic
    • Descriptive and Inferential Statistics
    • Calculus (weighted averages, rates of change, single variable)
  • Testing and Research Design:
    • Apply the scientific method and experimental design
    • Generate insight from observational data

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 $85,400-$153,700. 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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