Growth System Lead at Target (Minneapolis, MN)

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Growth System Lead
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.
On pace with one of the world's best-loved and most recognized retail brands, Target's Insights, Strategy & Growth team is focused on the fueling both present, and the future. We are at the center of developing and enabling how Target evolves to meet the changing needs of our guests while winning a competitive global retail marketplace. Here, you will partner with internal contacts and external firms in a wide variety of roles-whether you're a technical engineer in San Francisco or a corporate strategist at Target headquarters in Minneapolis. Do you love the idea of helping to shape Target's long-term strategy development? Are you a champion for rigor and process to ensure successful strategic planning? Can you bring your energy and ideas to the table in order to build momentum to drive new growth? Then bring your talent to the game and join us in bringing to life a portfolio of initiatives designed to move Target forward.
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.
Position Overview:
This new role will create, develop and deploy an emerging Enterprise Growth System for the organization. The system - a set of tools, processes and governance will enable a way to identify, explore and decide on new growth opportunities in service of the Chief Growth Officer, members of the LT and select EVPs/SVPs (Growth Board). As a general athlete you must be able to think both strategically and drive execution. Humble, curious, roll-up-your sleeves self-starter with the ability to imagine boldly, communicate effectively, think critically, be entrepreneurial and navigate ambiguity.
  • Respects, appreciates and is curious about differences related to working with others; committed to being part an inclusive team
  • High startup mindset - responsible for maintaining and improving tools, process and governance of the Growth System, comfortable with iteration
  • Sets agenda and sequences work in high paced environment with high ambiguity
  • Build and iterate the process and approach to drive aligned decision making
  • Structures and supports the governance process - includes education, change management, decision making and coordination in partnership with the Growth System Director
  • Prioritizes key projects and management of critical issues to ensure attention and focus of the Growth Board and Growth leadership team. Partners with portfolio teams to ensure work gets done
  • Engage directly with key internal and external stakeholders, representing the team in a clear and compelling way and providing clarity that drives effective mobilization
  • Runs a reliable, sustainable operating cadence across the Growth Board. Coordinates strategic meetings, documentation and deliverables
  • Maintains consistent tools and "library" of information for teams to stay informed
  • Manages reference packet and prepares ahead of and for each meeting
  • Helps coordinate Input Coalition and category level mapping

Key Competencies:
This role requires a strong ability to demonstrate strategic planning, diplomacy and proactive decision making and action. Must be able to work in a fast-paced, highly interactive environment interfacing between LT, Sr Executives, ISG peers and the organization working to promote growth and differentiated mindset.
  • Inclusive team member who prioritizes all dimensions of difference
  • Strategic thinker with effective, diplomatic and proactive leadership skills
  • Ability to listen, synthesize and respond; must be able to structure a clear plan and facilitation approach to drive change and growth
  • Ability to manage and executive to project timelines
  • Critical thinking - ability to brainstorm on complex problems and leverage thought leadership to provide solutions
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to "read" people and connect with various audiences
  • Highly credible, collaborative, and resourceful style with the ability to work independently and as a team player

About you:
  • 4-year or advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of work experience after graduate school in strategic roles or equivalent of 5+ years of strategic experience including assessing business strategies, leading advanced analysis and problem solving, and developing multi-year business strategies.
  • 2-3 years of prior experience with a top management or innovation consulting firm (McKinsey, Bain, BCG, etc.) or in a Fortune 100-level corporate strategy group.
  • Ability to solve complex problems through a systematic approach to structured problem solving such as problem disaggregation, data and competitive analysis, financial opportunity sizing, and consumer research.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills with a strong ability to tell compelling business and result stories, including designing and facilitating key enrollment moments with leaders across the enterprise.
  • Ability to take the right partners at the right time, influence without authority, and to collaborate in a team environment.
  • Innate curiosity and desire to learn with a strong inclination to drive for results.
  • Desire to contribute to a team culture of bold strategic thinking and Target's values of Inclusivity, Connection and Drive.
  • Willingness to take risks, challenge the status quo, and work under ambiguous circumstances.
  • Day to day leadership of project work streams on strategy consulting-like engagements that identify and seek to harness enterprise or business unit growth opportunities.
  • Break down organizational problems into component parts which includes developing work plans to gather inputs, performing analysis, uncovering insights, and communicating findings in high impact ways through thoughtful coordination with the Principal Strategist (project leader).
  • Build relationships to collaborate cross-functionally and effectively influence without authority to drive business decisions and advance long-term strategic efforts.
  • Enable the coordination and collaboration with partners across other Insights, Strategy and Growth teams to maximize strategic impact of work.
  • Synthesize learnings into clear, concise business cases (with financials) for C-suite, board level presentations, and executive briefings

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.
More Information on Target
Target operates in the eCommerce industry. The company is located in Minneapolis, MN, Brooklyn Park, MN, Tempe, AZ and Sunnyvale, CA. Target was founded in 2022. It has 172344 total employees. To see all 249 open jobs at Target, click here.
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