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Sr Manager, Waste Minimization, Zero Waste

Apply Now Location: 1000 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55403-2542; job id: R0000229490
job family: Purchasing & Procurement
schedule: 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.  

Target’s distinctive brand love is infused throughout its many physical locations by the Properties teams. We have a direct and positive impact on the real estate, design, construction and maintenance of our stores, distribution centers and headquarters. Are you ready to help strategically grow Target’s brand through leading-edge design, development, construction and preservation   n? Can you effectively balance the efficiencies of a large-design build company with the unique challenges and innovative solutions required by individual sites? Then take your place on one of our Properties teams, and help us make the most of Target’s physical footprint both in the U.S. and overseas.


A role in Property Management means the opportunity to maximize the performance and longevity of Target’s assets while delivering value, reliability and brand integrity. Leverage and stretch your skills, whether your focus is electrical and plumbing, fire and security, smart buildings, HVAC and refrigeration, waste management and recycling, donations programs, or energy utility expense management. Here, your work will exceed the needs of both Target guests and team members, delivering a holistically positive and pleasing experience, every time they walk through our doors.

The Sr. Manager,Waste Minimization, Zero Waste will be leading a high-performing, diverse, and engaged team responsible for driving innovation and execution to enable Target to achieve the Zero Waste goals highlighted in Target Forward (Target’s enterprise sustainability strategy).  This role will lead a broad range of initiatives and programs that span various waste streams of materials leaving all Target Stores, Distribution Centers, and HQ locations; ultimately driving an elevated focus on increasing diversion, sustainability, and circularity to drive the needed progression towards Zero Waste certification.  This role will require industry expertise and knowledge of waste minimization diversion strategies, regulations, and methods that align with industry recognized Zero Waste certification programs.  This Sr. Manager position is an active collaborator, advocate for the team, and negotiator, working with other leaders across Property Management, Target Properties, and other pyramids including Corporate Responsibility, Store Operations, Supply Chain, etc.  Additionally, this role builds key external relationships with industry partners and waste minimization / sustainability vendors.  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 Degree, BA/BS (MBA preferred) mapping to sustainability

  • Minimum 7 years overall business experience with a strong understanding of sustainability, specifically driving innovation and large scale implementation of waste and waste diversion programs

  • Familiar with industry recognized Zero Waste certification programs, e.g. experience with the TRUE zero waste certification process (a TRUE Advisor, etc.)

  • Experience with leading and coaching others                                                          

  • Cross-functional team leadership experience

  • Ability to manage projects, set timeliness and meet deadlines

  • Strong analytical, financial, reasoning, and organizational skills

  • Effectiveness developing strong relationships with inter-company teams and senior management

  • Ability to negotiate in tough situations with both internal and external groups

  • Excellent verbal, presentation and written communication skills

  • Ability to maximize relationships – team player/inspires others/takes partners across all levels of the organization and with outside vendors

  • Practical approach to problem solving – ability to identify the need for change and lead through it

  • Strong written & verbal communication skills                  

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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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