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Lead Program Manager Food and Beverage

Apply Now Location: 1000 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55403-2542; job id: R0000218592
job family: Business Process & Operations
schedule: nullLead Program Manager

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 (F&B) 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 F&B 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. 

A role on the Engineering & Optimization (E&O) team means being relentlessly focused on how we can optimize our Food Supply Chain (FSC) to become more cost effective and improve the guest experience. Our teams work with the agility our mission requires, and we constantly come together to implement new processes in record time. We’re looking for exceptional leaders who are proactive, creative, independent, innovative, risk-savvy and comfortable working in varying degrees of ambiguity. You will work cross-functionally with experts from across F&B, Global Supply Chain & Logistics (GSCL), Target Technology Services (TTS) and Stores to support co-creation of solutions to reduce labor cost, increase capacity, and improve speed and quality for replenishment & fulfillment activities.

The Program Management team (PMO) has a mix of business experience, thought leadership, process development and problem solving skills that allow all team members to identify business challenges and quickly deliver solutions utilizing established frameworks and relationship networks.  Work on the PMO team provides an ideal opportunity to work on collaborative, cross functional programs involving complex relationships with leadership and operational teams. 

As a Lead Program Manager on the PMO team, you will partner with supply chain leaders helping to connect our teams through creating, adjusting, and reviewing progress to functional business plans.  You will drive alignment and support the development of the total Food Supply Chain (FSC) plan, FSC strategic roadmap and operational plan. You will collaborate with E&O leadership to align annual objectives, quarterly goals, and measurement of progress against key results. You will help develop and maintain governance of the routines and tools needed to track progress and deliver updates to stakeholders and partners across the enterprise. As part of the FSC Program Management team you’ll help drive organizational excellence, seeking to enhance the practices of execution management and strategic change across E&O.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support development of strategic business initiatives, operational plans and routines to execute within the E&O team.
  • Support creation and utilization of standard processes, methodologies, and technologies for cross-functional engagement, annual planning routines, and OKR management.
  • Coordination of meeting schedules, agenda, and communication methods for delivering program updates, managing changes and identifying key decisions for senior leadership.
  • Manage governance process for E&O portfolio, inclusive of any new project work impacting budget, resources, and priorities.
  • Develop, manage, and validate compliance with project management standards, policies, methods, and templates.
  • Show up as a neutral (objective) party that supports conflict resolution or risk mitigation in plan sequencing, prioritization battlegrounds, and status tracking of portfolio projects.
  • Design, develop, and coordinate tools, routines, and materials in support of the strategy
  • Create visibility and alignment as teams have ability to see how their work fits in to broader strategy.
  • Provide input into FSC and F&B operational planning to support coordination with supply chain, stores, and properties.
  • Support long range planning capabilities for FSC and corresponding functions as needed

About you:

  • Bachelor’s degree - or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of combined experience in strategy implementation, project management, retail operations, supply chain and/or distribution and logistics industries
  • Experience developing Smartsheet tools and managing work within the tool
  • Demonstrated structured problem solving experience and experience leading through ambiguous situations and influencing across diverse stakeholders
  • Proven ability to motivate teams, effectively collaborate, influence without authority, and manage conflict effectively
  • Highly flexible and comfortable working in an ambiguous, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to manage multiple parallel efforts within a complex, highly matrixed organization
  • Strong communication, organization, and facilitation, and stakeholder management skills
  • Ability to challenge norms, take smart risks, and quickly learn and adapt from mistakes.

RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience in project management, retail operations, supply chain and/or distribution and logistics industries
  • Proficiency with standard portfolio management methodologies and project planning software applications.
  • Capable of working in an agile environment (e.g. user stories, iterative development, scrum teams, sprints, personas)
  • MS/MBA - supply chain or logistics related degree preferred
  • Strategic Planning | Portfolio Management
  • Smartsheet | Control Center
  • Experience developing or launching new business capabilities and/or experience in strategy development or consulting

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

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.

Full-Time Remote or Hybrid Work Arrangement:

This position may be considered for a Full-Time Remote or Hybrid work arrangement based on Target’s needs.  A Hybrid work arrangement means the team members core role will be a blend of virtual and onsite at a Target location. A Full-Time Remote work arrangement means the team member works full-time from home or an alternate location that’s not a Target location, does not have a desk at their primary HQ work location and may travel to HQ up to 4 times a year. 

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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