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Lead Process Engineer, Process Innovation & Automation

Apply Now Job ID: R0000040629 Date posted: 08/21/2019 schedule: Full time Location: 33 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55402-3601;

Lead Process Engineer, Process Innovation & Automation

About Us:

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

On pace with one of the world’s best-loved and most recognized retail brands, Target Strategy & Innovation is focused on the future. We are at the center of developing and enabling how Target evolves to meet the changing needs of our guests while winning in a competitive global retail marketplace.

As a Lead Process Engineer, you will work alongside team members from the business to understand the current situation, identify drivers for improvement, analyze root causes of performance gaps, identify intelligent automation improvements and reimagine end-to-end processes as part of the deployment of the lean system to a process or business area. You will support an environment that reinforces continuous improvement of business processes, increases consistency, reduces guest pain points and empowers other team members to enhance the value of the service they provide to guests.

You will lead workstreams as part of process diagnostics and design to identify opportunities for operational improvements across end-to-end value streams. Using a hands on approach, you’ll ensure the diagnostic, design, and implementation of Lean tools and Robotic Process Automation within the business is performed to high standard and consistency with Target’s Operational Excellence program. You will also be responsible for delivering coaching and training to all levels as an Operational Excellence expert and leading both large and small groups (mid to senior management). Likewise, you will need the ability to work autonomously and lead working sessions with business stakeholders that drive to conclusions, agreement, and outcomes. In collaboration with Product Owners you will be the “voice of the product” to outside stakeholders advocating for your product and ensuring application to your business partner needs is successful. You will need to cultivate strong relationships across the enterprise in order to drive collaboration and alignment with key partners and stakeholders across pyramids  

You will develop and execute detailed work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans, and status reports. You’ll analyze project metrics, create reports that measure process performance against project initiatives and goals, and provide leaders with status updates/feedback. This will also require utilizing problem solving efforts on key projects to improve quality, reduce cost and eliminate waste.

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

About You:

  • 4-year degree in Industrial Engineering or related field; advanced degree preferred
  • 5+ years of work experience in IE (Process Improvement) field
  • Experience working in an agile environment (e.g., user stories, iterative development, etc)
  • Strong knowledge of Lean and/or Six Sigma (Green Belt/Black Belt)
  • Experience with Intelligent Automation implementation (e.g., Robotics Process Automation, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence)
  • Ability to take risks, challenge the status quo, and work under ambiguous circumstances
  • Ability to use data to influence senior leaders and defend your perspective
  • Experience with technology and ability to facilitate communication between business and technology teams
  • Strong problem-solving, synthesizing, and analytical skills
  • Strong written, oral, communication, networking, and presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills characterized by effective interactions with a diverse range of internal and external constituents, stakeholders, and audiences.
  • Work experience in an influential role (e.g. consulting) preferred

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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