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Sr Item Data Process Analyst

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Start date
Apr 4, 2023
Closing date
Apr 20, 2023

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Retail / Wholesale
Employment Status
Full Time

Job Details

About us:

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

In Target Marketing & Digital, we are well known for our signature ability to build the very best teams and culture. 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 both the leaders and the team members who elevate and nurture the Target guest experience. Our dynamic, passionate and responsive team comprises specialized people-professionals from several diverse disciplines. We operate behind the scenes to create a progressive culture of value, respect, reward and professional advancement.

Working within the Item Center of Excellence (Item CoE), you will work to develop, advise, and train global best methods and reporting to Item Data Specialists and partner teams. This includes governance and tracking of Best Method use and reporting of Item CoE goals related to item setup. The Sr. Item Data Process Analyst will also be responsible for representing the Item CoE in projects and cross-functional process development conversations in partnership with the Item Data Managers/Analysts/Specialists, product and partner teams. Finally, the Process Analyst will work with the Item CoE leadership team on strategy and goals for the total global team (Minneapolis and Target in India).

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Global Best Methods Development & Process Support. Work with the Item CoE leadership group and other cross-functional partners (e.g. Product teams, Merchandising, IM Ops, Target in India) to develop and improve best methods for the global CoE. The Item Data Process Analyst is expected to be an expert in all Item CoE process and systems, as well as partner teams' dependencies and interactions with the CoE. The Process Analyst will also work with the pyramid aligned Sr. Item Data Analysts to determine impacts of nuanced pyramid needs to global process.

2. Training & Communication. Communicate and train new best methods or process improvements to the global Item CoE. Direct classroom style learning groups and answer questions related Item CoE process. Act as ongoing advisor and point of contact for the Item Data Specialists for questions related to best methods and system use. Also responsible for managing the new hire training program for new Item Data Specialists and Maintenance teams.

3. Advocate for Tools & Technology. Advocate for Item CoE needs with process improvement and technology/system support. Partner with Product Teams and Tools to enable efficient execution and strong data quality. Owners of Item SharePoint workflow, and continual improvement for overall CoE knowledge management. Additionally, this role will partner with Leaders/Item Data Analysts for reporting or work flow needs.

4. Work with cross-functional partners to advise on Item CoE process. Develop and in depth knowledge of partner teams and process. Advise on implications of Item CoE work to partner teams and act in conjunction with the Item Data Managers, as process experts in cross-functional groups. Enable partner focused requirements and reporting when necessary to assist in process development.

5. Partner with Item CoE leadership on development of global goals and strategy. Help to determine goal metrics for the global Item CoE and utilize reporting development to govern goal adoption and improvement. Tie goal development to greater strategy working with Item CoE leadership group.

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

About you:
  • 4 year college degree
  • Strong presence, meeting management and facilitation skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to communicate with a diverse workforce at all levels and external vendors in a professional and thorough manner
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills
  • High level of initiative
  • Strong commitment to quality and productivity measurements and controls
  • High level of organizational skills, detail oriented
  • Proven ability to successfully lead a project and execute upon initiatives

Desired Requirements:
  • 3+ years' experience working with a large team
  • 2+ years' experience working with Target Item Systems and processes
  • Previous experience working in Process/Operations
  • Proven project management experience
  • Experience working with international teams

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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