sr. manager, corporate responsibility

  • Target
  • Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • Aug 22, 2020
Full time Management Sustainability

Job Description

Working within Corporate Responsibility (CR) means you will be part of a team that helps shape Target’s environmental and social strategies to drive impact for our guests, team members, communities, and planet. Our work spans sustainability, social justice, philanthropy, community engagement, and more. Your mission will be to drive enterprise integration and execution of Target’s environmental and social strategies. You will lead through strategic analysis, consultative problem solving, and operational rigor as you manage implementation of complex projects and operationalize processes that integrate sustainability into the business. Bring your passion and expertise to Target to help us leverage our size and scale for broader good.

As a Sr. Manager, Strategy & Operations you will report directly to the Sr. Director of Corporate Responsibility and be responsible for:

Strategic Analysis

  • Evaluate opportunities to enable growth, mitigate risks, further integrate sustainability and social impact internally, and achieve competitive advantage externally
  • Build strategies and business cases that articulate and quantify the business and societal benefits of sustainability and social impact initiatives
  • Stay current on and proactively monitor trends, research, reports in sustainability and social impact. Be able to distill key insights, and elevate learnings for knowledge sharing

Strategic Project Management

  • Develop strategies, define processes/routines, and manage implementation of large, cross-functional, strategic initiatives that address growth areas and/or operational improvements when needed
  • Create best methods/process for strategic project/program management capabilities, tools/systems
  • Guide CR Sr. Strategists as they manage strategic projects and implementation efforts
  • Support the CR Leadership Team and Sr. Director with critical, ad hoc initiatives

Planning & Operations

  • Operationalize and support key routines and processes, including annual Business Planning, quarterly and monthly business and goal reviews, and CR LT offsites; prepare progress dashboards
  • Oversee operational improvements and efficiencies
  • Facilitate discussions and decision-making with the CR Leadership Team, as well as other leaders across the enterprise as applicable
  • Work closely with Strategy & Operations peers within Marketing, and across other pyramids

Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:

  • Four-year degree or equivalent experience
  • 7+ years of work experience that may include stints in Merchandising, Marketing, Corporate Strategy, or Strategy and Operations
  • Experience leading a team, and/or demonstrated coaching, mentorship, and influencing skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills, including root cause analysis, problem and project structuring, and operational efficiencies
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to translate trends and analytics into actionable solutions
  • Robust project management expertise, including leading complex, high visibility initiatives; large cross functional teams; multiple internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience leveraging a project management toolkit and governance systems
  • Ability to work independently on ambiguous projects; comfort with driving decision-making in spite of incomplete information
  • Strong relationship building skills and proven track record of managing cross-functional stakeholders
  • Strong people management and communication skills, including the ability to influence at all levels
  • Ability to create compelling materials to align team, executives, and key stakeholders (PowerPoint decks), and verbal storytelling/presentation skills to various levels of audience
  • Desired: MBA or other Master’s Degree

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Job Level

Senior-level  

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