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Sr Manager Prjt Mgmt

Apply Now Location: Target Corporation India Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, Karnataka, India, 560045; job id: R0000325386
job family: Project Management
schedule: Full time

Sr. Project Management Analyst, Marketing, Brand Design Lab

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 in India Marketing delivers differentiating yet relevant marketing communication solutions across channels operating as an integrated ONE global team and it strives to bring excellence every time in how they create, connect, and collaborate.  

A role with Target in India Marketing is an opportunity to work with some of the best in the business for marketing, strategy & digital and you’d lead/contribute to work that connects to millions of guests. Your influence will drive sales and grow brand love through work that’s guest-centric, on brand, category relevant and channel focused.

Target Creative’s Brand Design Lab is the in-house creative team dedicated to bringing one of the world’s most beloved and recognizable owned brands to life. Our mission is to inspire a sense of joy, wonder and excitement, and to take our guests—and ourselves—somewhere new. We tell a compelling and cohesive brand story. Some of the brands we have built are Good & Gather, Favorite Day, Ever Spring, Hearth & Hand, Cat & Jack, Goodfellow & Co. Operating as one fully integrated team in both the U.S. and India, the team comprises the best and brightest talent to execute market-leading creative strategy, packaging design & brand building. We are proud to say that we have not just one or two, but eleven brands with sales above a billion dollars each. Our owned brands have grown by 18% YOY and contributed to USD 30 billion in sales last year.

As a Sr. Manager Project Management, Marketing, Brand Design Lab you will operate at the intersection of your creative team and the business. At the core you are expected to lead the team at category level or deliver to business objectives. You will be helping further Target’s strategies in playing a key role with great execution. You will be performing your role with minimal direction. You are expected to have a very good understanding of your functional area and design “how” creative work is accomplished by planning, organizing, managing and executing project plans/processes in addition to serving as the single point of contact & relationship manager for cross-functional teams (CFT).

As a Sr. Manager Project Management, Marketing, Brand Design Lab you will:

Creative Execution Strategy:

  • Develop and drive packaging design projects throughout the creative strategy- execution lifecycle.
  • Having a developed sense of design, a strong understanding of Brand Building, Packaging Design, and Design systems. Being meticulous and have an excellent eye for detail and brand consistency. Understanding /awareness of the global culture. Keeps abreast of current design trends.
  • Leverage insights and data as part of influencing creative execution strategy for category of business.
  • Serve as a steward of the Target brand in support of Target’s purpose to help all families discover the joy of everyday life.
  • Articulate strategic thinking and creative direction to executive-level internal and external stakeholders (as needed).

End-to-End Process Management:

  • Drive end-to-end creative process management for multiple categories, ensuring on-time delivery and operational excellence.
  • Provide guidance and oversight of process evolution and solutions to support new & changing business needs.
  • Partner with working CFTs (copywriters, photographers, illustrators, art directors, production designers and creative managers) and lead projects thru the entire concept & activation phase

Relationship & Stakeholders Management:

  • Manage day-to-day operations and associated communication & relationship for a category/multiple categories.
  • Effectively present, communicate, and manage expectations regarding creative and business execution strategies, and key decisions to leadership teams and larger organization.
  • Drive business reviews at team/category/capability levels


Team Leadership:

  • Develop and oversee team resourcing, identify gaps and opportunities in support of your category of business, and activate appropriate actions.
  • Coach and lead teams through on-the-job experiences, connect resources, remove roadblocks, and provide feedback.
  • Elevate team expertise by leveraging industry trends to influence and evolve team.
  • Engage and inspire team to achieve challenging goals and high standards of performance.

Innovation:

  • Recommend and drive new solutions that facilitate additional revenue execution strategies in support of revenue goals.
  • Participate in creative testing strategies, in partnership with Brand Management, Merchandizing, Creative and Ops, with the goal of driving better outcomes and increased guest engagement.

This position reports to the Director, Project Management. Core responsibilities of this job are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:

  • Graduate / Masters in Business Administration (preferably Marketing / Communication Management) or equivalent, with strong analytical skills
  • 12+ years total experience in Advertising and Design Agencies with 8+ years as Creative Project Manager/ Account Manager /Client Servicing in the Packaging/Design agency with ability to manage and execute multiple projects
  • Team leadership & talent management experience is a must
  • Experience with a large marketing / advertising firm or directly with a corporation
  • Exposure to multichannel marketing creative & communication
  • Strong understanding of digital and social platforms as well as their use in marketing
  • Excellent project management and resource management skills
  • Strong analytical skills with superior attention to details, resourceful, and self-motivated
  • Excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal skills, and ability to tailor message as appropriate
  • Proven ability to engage consistently and influence teams & stakeholders for better business outcomes
  • Ability to collaborate with multiple business partners and work effectively with global teams
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment & manage ambiguity
  • Demonstrated ability to share actionable recommendations in a concise and persuasive manner
  • Build a culture of creative thinking and innovation
  • Strategic thinker, passion for creative, initiative driven

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