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Lead Consultant, Strategic Workforce Planning

Apply Now Job ID: R0000142664 job family: Business Process & Operations schedule: Full time Location: 1000 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55403-2542;

About us:

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

Target Human Resources is well known for its signature ability to build the very best teams, and we infuse our work with Target’s distinctive retail brand by continuously experimenting, evolving and innovating. 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. 

As a Lead Consultant SWP (Strategic Workforce Planning), you will be a creative problem solver and idea generator, bringing strategic workforce planning to life in new and innovative ways. You will be responsible for building relationships across HR, Finance and Strategy to support resource planning and maturation of capability modeling.  Some core responsibilities include:

  • Understand the overall organization & help others understand the connections and themes of enterprise opportunities 

  • Consult HR and business officers in holistic organizational health and resource decision making across headquarters teams

  • Manage and mature the capability model for the enterprise, including developing an approach to internal and external workforce trends & aligning resources to enterprise strategic initiatives

  • Partner with Financial Planning & Analysis to understand financial impact of resourcing decisions

  • Work with complex data sets from multiple sources

  • Lead operating model & organizational design projects within business functions as the HR Cross-functional team lead

  • Perform research and benchmarking (internal/external) on key capabilities to determine recommendations for workforce planning, Acquisitions or org design engagements 

  • Contribute to the establishment and maintenance of the operating model framework for the enterprise

  • Ability to establish strategy, manage your portfolios and effectively communicate timely updates to stakeholders

About you: 

  • Strategic thinker that can effectively present ideas to all levels of the organization

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively across functions (e.g. HR, Strategy, Finance) and to think horizontally across the enterprise 

  • Strong attention to detail, ability to analyze HR & Finance data to make effective decisions

  • Results oriented, being able to anticipate key issues and come to resolution quickly

  • Familiarity with financial data & concepts (e.g. Expense, P&L, SG&A, etc.)

  • Ability working with ambiguity while building clarity 

  • Ability to conduct external research/benchmarking

  • Relationship management experience 

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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