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Sr Communications Manager, Team Member Engagement, Meetings & Experiences (based in Minnesota)

Apply Now Location: 1000 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55403-2542; job id: R0000270956
job family: Communications
schedule: Full time

Job Title: Sr. Communications Manager, Team Member Engagement, Meetings & Experiences

Classification: Exempt

Date: January 2023

About Us:

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.

Target’s industry-leading Enterprise Communications team owns the sharing of Target’s story both internally and externally. We are professional communicators who use our expertise in public relations, executive communications, crisis management and internal communications to influence business decisions, strengthen Target’s reputation and motivate guests to shop. Through integrated storytelling, we build confidence, pride and advocacy. 

The Enterprise Communications team builds confidence, pride and advocacy for Target, connecting and counseling companywide to move our $100-billion business forward. Using our wide-reaching access and influence, we shape Target’s culture and protect and strengthen its reputation, and we help to drive traffic, sales and guest loyalty.

We’re looking for bold communicators and relationship-focused pros who think strategically and creatively, and are committed to excellent execution and top-quality storytelling for all stakeholders. Comprised of everything from public relations, internal editorial, and experiential and multimedia production, to executive communication and crisis management, Enterprise Communications offers a world-class canvas for communicators to serve Target’s millions of stakeholders.

As a Sr. Manager, Team Member Engagement, Meetings & Experiences at Target, you will have the opportunity to develop and execute plans that inspire confidence in Target’s strategy and strengthen the company’s culture for internal audiences. You will deliver work that is influential, integrated, industry-leading and fun.


The role manages internal communications efforts for a variety of projects and initiatives.

  • Lead the development and execution of the internal engagement, meetings and experiences plan on an annual basis based on business and internal culture priorities, including measurable goals

  • Conceptualize and create new programs and hybrid experiences for team members in 2023 and beyond

  • Participate in integrated Communications planning process for assigned business areas, which are subject to change: CEO, CR, Digital, Employment Brand, HR, DEI, Financial, Operations, Strategy, Technology, Target in India, Diversity & Inclusion

  • Manage all speaker series with support from team

  • Serve as the primary, day-to-day contact and counselor for Communications colleagues (for your assigned areas of responsibility, listed above) and cross-functional partners (i.e., Marketing, Merchandising, Target Tech, Experiential, Target Creative, Building Operations, and more.)

  • Produce small and large-scale hybrid meetings and events for team members, including remote locations

  • Keep a regular pulse on internal engagement through available date and share timely updates and implications with your colleagues and business partners

  • Participate in industry benchmarking to bring new engagement and experiential ideas to the table

  • Coach and counsel leaders

  • Apply a strategic lens to internal engagement support of Target’s business priorities, purpose and values

  • Manage budget

  • Manage external agency partners and contractor support for production assistance and sample management

About you:

  • More than eight years of related internal communications and/or events experience working in a corporate communications or agency setting

  • Strong storytelling and versatile writing skills (i.e., email, talking points, prep materials, recommendations, etc.)

  • Highly curious, passion for creating meaningful and measurable experiences for team members

  • Eye for design and creating on-brand experiences for a variety of audiences

  • Experience managing complex meetings and events for a variety of audiences, including senior leaders

  • Experience working with A-list talent (identifying, negotiating, securing, managing, prepping, etc.)

  • Strong c-suite executive and talent presence, with a high degree of comfort working under pressure

  • Ability to collaborate with multiple peers and stakeholders, influencing without authority, developing strong working relationships within a large, matrixed organization

  • Experience managing external agency partners and large budgets

  • Strong business acumen and knowledge of the retail environment, internal engagement landscape and an ability to distill trends into communication implications

  • Ability to seamlessly manage time and multiple competing priorities on a daily basis

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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