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Strategic Intelligence Lead (Full-Time Remote or Hybrid)

Apply Now Location: 1000 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55403-2542; job id: R0000188128
job family: Corporate Strategy
schedule: Full time

Strategic Intelligence Lead (Full-Time Remote or Hybrid)



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.

Insights, Strategy, and Growth Pyramid Overview:
Target is one of the best-loved and most recognized retail brands in the market. Our Insights, Strategy, and Growth team helps run the business today, while also focusing on the growing the business for the future. We do this by anticipating and effectively responding to challenges and fueling Target's growth—today, and into the future—regardless of the changes ahead. Here, you will work with internal partners and external agencies in a wide variety of roles. You will also have the opportunity to develop skills across our team superpowers, including consumer & industry insights, strategic problem solving, strategy activation, experimentation, and scaling new businesses. Do you love the idea of helping to shape Target’s long-term strategy grounded in guest and industry insights? Are you a champion for rigor and process to ensure successful strategic planning? Can you bring your energy and big ideas to the table in order to build momentum for new business opportunities? Then, bring your talent to the game and join us as we move Target forward.

Strategic Intelligence Team Overview:

The Strategic Intelligence team serves as Target’s source of truth for economic, retail industry and competitive insights and intelligence. The team is responsible for developing actionable insights that inform Target’s corporate strategy, planning, and portfolio decisions. To do so, the team produces analytically ambitious, predictive intelligence with compelling narratives that help shape Target’s short and long term aspirations. The team operates in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment. Each team member develops a deep and proactive understanding of the rapidly evolving industry, consumer, competitor, and regional drivers and trends. The Intelligence Lead will be responsible for leading strategic intelligence project work for the Executive Leadership Team and Board of Directors.

Position Overview:

The candidate will be responsible for one or more of the below principal duties and responsibilities:

  • Day to day thought leadership on mid to long term project teams that inform Target’s corporate strategy, planning and portfolio decisions

  • Contribute economic, industry and competitive insights and intelligence to Board of Director deliverables

  • Develop specific scenarios based on insights and assess Target’s strategy against probable outcomes through research and intelligence; support scenario planning and war gaming to pressure-test Target’s strategies against market and competitive actions

  • Serve as a trusted expert and consultant in proactively developing insights and intelligence in service of Target’s existing and future strategic direction

  • Project manage the coordination and collaboration with partners across the Enterprise to maximize impact of work

  • Ensure constant and widespread understanding of trends and external factors with key partners across Target

  • Create succinct, compelling and actionable narratives for senior leaders to inform their decision making


The candidate will be responsible for maintaining all of the following relationships:

  • Reports to Director Intelligence

  • Ongoing working relationships with strategy development, strategic planning, finance, and insights functions across the organization

  • Other key relationships with Merchandising, Marketing, Digital, Food & Beverage, Stores and Risk

About You:

  • 4-year college degree, post graduate degree strongly preferred

  • Minimum 5 years of work experience in corporate strategy, competitive intelligence or category management

  • Prior experience in retail or CPG industry and deep understanding of industry dynamics and the competitive landscape across channels, categories

  • Demonstrated ability to lead strategic project work, simultaneously managing working team, partner and executive relationships

  • Exceptional analytical and conceptual problem-solving skills and ability to synthesize and clearly communicate complex findings to focus on critical issues and actionable opportunities

  • Analytical experience from situation assessment through solutions with tangible results leveraging syndicated data resources (VIQ, IRI or Nielsen; Scan, Panel, Spectra, etc.)

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a strong ability to tell compelling business and result stories with data. Experience facilitating engagement with VP/SVP-level leaders

  • Track record developing critical stakeholder relationships (VP/SVP-level) across the organization to help influence and guide strategic relationships

  • Innate curiosity and desire to learn with a strong inclination to drive for results in ambiguous spaces.

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 benefits from 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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