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Lead Business Partner F&B

Apply Now Job ID: R0000169710 job family: Business Process & Operations schedule: Full time Location: 1000 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55403-2542;

Food & Beverage Lead Business Partner

Classification: Exempt

Date: 10/2021

About Us:

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

At Target, food is life. So it’s the mission of our newly integrated Food & Beverage organization to help our guests more easily discover the joy of food. We thrive on giving families new favorite ways to eat well and cook less, simply and affordably. With curated in-store experiences and a streamlined assortment designed to inspire and save time, we understand the importance of food to our guests’ everyday life—from snack duty at soccer practice to important family gatherings and holidays. Join our centralized Food & Beverage team where you’ll partner with people from literally every area of the business. Here, you’ll help dream up new ways to offer our guests a reliably wonderful experience with the freshness, selection and value they expect and deserve from Target. 

The Food & Beverage Direct Store Delivery (DSD) team helps bring food experiences to life for Target guests. As the owners of the process for all DSD projects plans, we evolve the food experience at Target by fostering strong cross-functional relationships and bringing the right minds together. We gain alignment on our shared roadmap, goals and metrics in support of our vision. And our positive influence helps reframe problems, explore new possibilities and create guest experiences only found at Target.

Use your talents and experience with advanced proficiency on specific subject matters to create and establish standards, practices and processes and lead team members and leaders through change.  Demonstrate self-direction, detailed problem solving, independent judgment and decision making in order to drive results for the Food and Beverage DSD business.

As a Lead Business Partner, you will drive operational improvement in stores by designing the vendor management program, updating processes, improving operational efficiency, elevating the guest experience and increasing On Shelf Availability (OSA) for critical Food and Beverage items.  You will educate and lead Target Field & Stores team members on new systems and processes, driving engagement and accountability.  You act as a coach and influencer to the Field & Stores Team and HQ leaders to hold vendors accountable to new processes.  To understand the pain points of the Field & Stores teams and influence that audience, you will visit and work from Stores.  You will manage a 3rd party/external operations team to identify pain points, identify gaps and ensure issues are being resolved in a timely manner.  You will also influence and support change management for improvement in the areas of technology, process, or team member / guest experience. 

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

About you:

  • Four-year Degree or equivalent experience

  • 5+ years of experience in retail operations or process management

  • Ability to build and support a strategic vision to drive operational improvements

  • Experience influencing key business partners, including senior leadership

  • Ability to challenge upward and challenge the status quo, to resolve problems that are without clear precedent, and to influence effectively

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills addressing a variety of levels, internal and external

  • Experience building and maintaining cross-functional working relationships

  •  Ability to travel

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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