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Store Operations Lead Operations Engineer - Replenishment Operations Planning  (Full-Time Remote or Hybrid)

Apply Now Location: 1000 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55403-2542; job id: R0000218615
job family: Process Engineering
schedule: Full time

About Us: 

As a Fortune 50 company with more than 400,000 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.   

Right on pace with Target’s distinctive retail brand, Target Store Operations is continuing to transform the way it operates. Here, your work directly supports the store mission to be the guest favorite through successfully developing and communicating the processes for operations, style and experience, new structures, new operating models and new technology, and utilizing workforce management activities for our 1,800 locations nationwide. Store Operations manages and enhances the informational resources for researching and resolving operational issues, while guiding and communicating with the field team and leaders who use them. Are you a customer service enthusiast who can actively listen to many points of view and then visualize how they’ll perform when operationalized in a store? Are you happy to partner with leaders as well as field team members who are often the experts on how well a process is working? Can you creatively envision more efficient processes and how they’ll deliver a better experience for guests and team members? Do you possess the innovative mindset to question the status quo, and the confidence to work under varying degrees of ambiguity and well-informed experimentation? Then you’ll have success on one of our dynamic teams.

A role with Stores Replenishment means a big opportunity to apply your logistics, supply chain and fulfillment experience to improve the strategies that fuel behind-the-scenes processes like fulfillment, replenishment and inventory accuracy. 

About this opportunity: 

As a Lead Operations Engineer in Store Operations, you will lead assignments and work in cross functional teams to develop, maintain, and apply optimization, simulation, and machine learning models, and utilize data science techniques to evaluate business impacts of adjustments to the way the stores replenishment network operates. This includes current and new processes for trailer processes and management and how to set up stores for ease and success in a growing freight environment. You will collaborate with stakeholders across product, technology and business teams to effect changes that scale and enhance Target’s ability to scale and drive instocks for our guest through all channels. You will work independently and as part of cross-functional teams to support a variety of projects from inception, continuously evolving and making data-driven decisions that will enable Stores Replenishment to achieve various strategic outcomes for our guest.

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

About You:

  • A four-year or equivalent experience in operations, business, engineering, computer science or a related discipline

  • 5+ years of industry experience, including retail, supply chain, or other relevant experiences

  • Experience developing and maintaining advanced optimization, simulation and machine learning models, including SQL experience and familiarity with programming languages Python or R

  • Experience leveraging data analysis techniques and tools to inform business decisions

  • Deep curiosity and passion for understanding root causes and exploring the “whys” behind a business request—ability to anticipate additional questions and analyses beyond those presented

  • Strong written and verbal communication with the ability to advocate for and present recommendations to senior leaders and key stakeholders

  • Experience working with cross-functional teams, forming trusted relationships and influencing others across the enterprise 

  • Ability to identify, define and resolve ambiguous problems, while managing and adjusting to multiple priorities in rapidly changing environment

  • Desired Masters or PhD in quantitative field such as Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Data Sciences preferred

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. 

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada residents is $85,400 to $153,700. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, Target cares about and invests in you as a team member, so that you can take care of yourself and your family. Find competitive benefitsfrom financial and education to well-being and beyond.

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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