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Remote Working or HQ Sunnyvale or Minneapolis Based - Lead Product Owner - Search Relevancy

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Remote Working or HQ Sunnyvale or Minneapolis Based - Lead Product Owner – Search Relevancy

About us:

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

Right along with Target’s distinctive retail brand, we are constantly improving and innovating our digital shopping experience. Are you ready to excel in the fast-changing retail environment? Are you a customer service enthusiast who’s curious about the guest and can see the shopping journey through their eyes? Then you’ll have success on the Digital Strategy & Platform team, whose goal is to offer guests a seamless online shopping experience across our platforms—including Target.com and the store network’s fulfillment capabilities. Here, you’ll collaborate to create and implement the digital strategies that enrich the online experience through the right mix of personalization, simplicity and intuitiveness. Your ideas will support Target in complementing the beloved in-store shopping interaction with a convenient, reliable and instantly gratifying digital experience.  

About the job:

In this highly visible Digital Product Management position, Search Relevance team makes it easier for all customers to find the answer and products they’re looking for at Target. We set the overall strategic vision for improving the Guest finding experience scientifically through data and balance this with the curated brand experience that Guests love. We are looking for a highly analytical, data driven lead product owner to help improve the search and browse experience for Target. You will be working closely with engineering, data science and experience teams across Target to shape the future of our finding experiences across web and mobile. This team is not only the biggest growth driver but also a ground for innovation. In this role, you will focus on driving improvements of the relevant results to Guest searches by identifying and tuning multiple factors, including Guest behavior, product diversity, desirability and business logics. On one hand, we are investing in short-term wins and on other betting on future for Guest and Technology. 

As a Lead Product Owner, you will work in the product agile model and will partner with stakeholders across Target to develop a comprehensive product strategy, related roadmap, and set key business objectives (OKRs) for your respective product.  You will need to leverage the knowledge of your product, as well as customer feedback and establish other relevant data points to assess value, develop business cases, and prioritize the direction and desired outcomes for your product.  

You will be the “voice of the product” to key stakeholders (i.e., site merchandising, digital operations, marketing and advertising) to ensure that their needs are met and expertly distill technical complexity into customer and business value to this group. You will in turn represent the “voice of the Guest” to the product team (i.e., engineers, data scientists, UX, and data analysts) and ensure they get the direction and support needed to be successful. You will develop and actively understand the market, maintain a product roadmap and backlog outlining the customer themes, epics, and stories while prioritizing the backlog to focus on the highest impact work for your team and stakeholders.  

You will encourage the open exchange of information and viewpoints, as well as inspire others to achieve challenging goals and high standards of performance while committing to the organization's direction. You will foster sense of urgency to achieve goals and leverage resources to overcome unexpected obstacles, and partner with product teams across the organization to help them achieve their goals while pursuing and completing yours. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.  

About you: 

  • 4-year college degree (or equivalent experience). Technical background is preferred. MBA is a plus.
  • 6 + years of retail experience, consumer facing or equivalent domain experience in a product management role 
  • Storyteller with the ability to establish rapport, credibility, and influence in a highly cross-functional, matrix organization across geographies. 
  • Intense data orientation and solid understanding of machine learning / search approaches (such as indexing, ranking, relevancy etc.) and best practices. 
  • Superior analytical and quantitative skills; experience using data and metrics to test theories, confirm assumptions, and measure success.  
  • Ability to balance numbers with intuition and vision for the long-term guest experience. 
  • Proven track record of taking end-to-end ownership and driving results; demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects - work prioritization, planning, task delegation and coordination across teams. 
  • Experience working in an agile environment (e.g., user stories, iterative development, etc.). 

Location:
We're supportive of fully remote working arrangements (US based) for this role, or open to HQ based work location in Sunnyvale, CA or Minneapolis, MN

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.


Target will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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