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Director Strategy Implementation

Apply Now Location: 1000 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55403-2542; job id: R0000215810
job family: Process Engineering
schedule: Full time

Director Strategy Implementation



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.

Insights, Strategy, and Growth Overview:

Target is one of the best-loved and most recognized retail brands in the market. Our Insights, Strategy, and Growth team helps run the business today, while also focusing on the growing the business for the future. We do this by anticipating and effectively responding to challenges and fueling Target's growth—today, and into the future—regardless of the changes ahead. Here, you will work with internal partners and external agencies in a wide variety of roles. You will also have the opportunity to develop skills across our team superpowers, including consumer & industry insights, strategic problem solving, strategy activation, experimentation, and scaling new businesses. Do you love the idea of helping to shape Target’s long-term strategy grounded in guest and industry insights? Are you a champion for rigor and process to ensure successful strategic planning? Can you bring your energy and big ideas to the table in order to build momentum for new business opportunities? Then, bring your talent to the game and join us as we move Target forward.

​Team Overview:

A role within Strategy Implementation means working with business leaders to drive the company’s most important strategic priorities.  It means being part of a team that works on a wide range of strategies from rolling out new marketing initiatives to developing new operational capabilities.  And it means always bringing a high standard for problem solving, data driven decision making, and cross functional leadership.

Position Overview:

As a Director of Strategy Implementation, you will partner with business leaders to bring Target's enterprise strategies to life.  You will do this by leading a team to bring data-driven problem-solving approaches and iterative capability building to address Target’s most meaningful enterprise challenges and drive sustained profitable growth. This includes conducting gap analysis of current capabilities; assessing quality and rigor of business strategies, tactics, processes, and analyses; and elevating major risks to Strategy Implementation team leadership and cross-functional partners. You will also provide thought leadership, in partnership with business owners, to jointly define program objectives, tactics, and success measures. Likewise, you’ll coach leaders through execution phases and directly influence business owners to bring a high level of rigor to management decisions, resolution of cross-program interdependencies, and resource gaps.

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

About You:

• Four-year or advanced degree in Business or Engineering, or equivalent experience

• 8+ years of experience in a retail or operations consulting roles, or a senior role in a business function or management consulting

• 4+ years of experience directly leading teams

• An understanding of industry practices and the competitive retail landscape based on work experience at multiple retailers or consumer goods manufacturers

• Experience managing and implementing transformational business or strategy projects  

• Ability to drive high impact, cross-functional programs with senior leaders and overcome cultural challenges

• Ability to coach and influence senior leaders and defend your perspective

• Strong problem solving, synthesizing, and analytical skills

• Strong written, oral, communication, networking, and presentation skills

• Ability to take risks, learn quickly, challenge the status quo, and work under ambiguous circumstances

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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