Lead Growth ManagerApply Now Location: 1000 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55403-2542; job id: R0000194554
job family: Corporate Strategy
schedule: Full time
Lead Growth Manager
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.
On pace with one of the world’s best-loved and most recognized retail brands, Target’s Insights, Strategy & Growth team is focused on the fueling both present, and the future. We are at the center of developing and enabling how Target evolves to meet the changing needs of our guests while winning a competitive global retail marketplace. Here, you will partner with internal contacts and external firms in a wide variety of roles—whether you’re a technical engineer in San Francisco or a corporate strategist at Target headquarters in Minneapolis. Do you love the idea of helping to shape Target’s long-term strategy development? Are you a champion for rigor and process to ensure successful strategic planning? Can you bring your energy and ideas to the table in order to build momentum to drive new growth? Then bring your talent to the game and join us in bringing to life a portfolio of initiatives designed to move Target forward.
A role within Enterprise Growth Initiatives means helping Target build beyond the core and create future focus for the organization. You will be part of a team of hybrid thinkers, actively leveraging each other’s skills and knowledge, with a bias to deliver timely business impact. From exploration to activation, you will accelerate and prove new concepts that differentiate the guest experience and generate new revenue streams. Whether exploring new business models designed to meet guest needs, engaging with startups with an aim on testing and accelerating their products or commercializing and integrating new growth back into the organization…you will ensure success by rapidly applying your expertise and fostering an entrepreneurial culture while leveraging the benefit of a large organization’s knowledge and resources.
As a Lead Growth Manager you will work strategically and collaboratively to identify, evaluate, and incubate new growth opportunities for Target. This could include (but is not limited to):
Collaboratively develop new concepts by: identifying key consumer problems or unmet needs (in partnership with research); synthesizing insights and ideating into a potential solution; identifying critical hypotheses and riskiest assumptions; designing prototypes to experiment at increasing levels of fidelity; leveraging learnings to build business case and plan forward
Scope and drive key work-streams or full projects through structured cadence of milestones
Build learning plan with key performance indicators and metrics; define, execute, and iterate on in-market experiments to generate proof/disproof, leverage qualitative and quantitative data from experiments to assess desirability, feasibility, and viability of opportunity
Contribute deep functional expertise in one or more areas (e.g., design, strategy, product management, financial analysis / investment banking); actively teach skills to broader project team
Motivate and manage teams, internal CFT partners, and/or external partners to achieve stated goals (e.g., developing prototype, running experiments)
Synthesize learnings into clear, concise business cases (with financials) for C-suite, board level presentations, and executive briefings
Collaborate cross-functionally across the enterprise and effectively influence without authority to drive business decisions
Core responsibilities of this job are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.
A minimum of 6+ years practical experience, including corporate innovation or agency with experiment-driven/entrepreneurial environment helping launch new products, services, experiences or businesses
Respects, appreciates and is curious about differences related to working with others; committed to developing an inclusive team
Strong problem solving skills. Thinks strategically with an ability to execute.
Excellent communication, active listening, critical thinking, and presentation skills, with experience presenting to executive leadership
Humble, curious, roll-up-your sleeves self-starter and jack of all trades with the ability to imagine boldly, communicate effectively, think critically, get scrappy, be entrepreneurial and navigate ambiguity
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to read people and connect to multiple audiences; collaborative nature and ability to build long-term partnerships
Thrives in creating structure in ambiguous situations; innate curiosity and desire to learn with a strong inclination to drive for results in unclear spaces
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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