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Director Performance Acceleration

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Target Brands, Inc.

Minneapolis, MN

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Description:JOIN US AS ADIRECTOR PERFORMANCE ACCELERATION About This OpportunityDirector Performance Acceleration will work alongside business partners to drive the development and execution of enterprise programs that will ensure the successful realization of the stated enterprise strategy and business financial and operational outcomes. This role will be responsible for ensuring individual enterprise programs support the desired outcomes and partner with SVP and Sr. Leadership to identify and develop opportunities that can address gaps in competencies and tactics and ultimately achieve the desired performance. This role will deploy consistent, systematic methodology for program management to drive performance acceleration across the enterprise and serve as an influential partner to the business to drive top-line and bottom-line impact for the organization. Through their leadership, they will enable business owners and the enterprise leadership team to successfully execute against the business strategy and outcomes. This role is jointly accountable for the success of their assigned enterprise initiatives.Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals. As a Director Performance Acceleration, you’ll take the lead as you…Lead the implementation of Target’s enterprise management system with individual business partners ranging from project managers to leaders of business functions to execute cross-functional programsPartner with SVP and/or Sr. Leadership owning enterprise initiatives to assess overall health and performance of enterprise programs and identify opportunities to drive realization of desired outcomesConduct gap analysis of program tactics and competencies required to achieve desired outcomesReview and audit business strategies, tactics and supporting analyses judging quality and rigorProvide thought leadership in partnership with business owners to jointly define program objectives, tactics, and success measures while instilling a strong sense of accountability to goals and deliverablesDirectly influence business owners to drive rigor in outcome development and supporting tacticsProvide a periodic, objective assessment of program performance, successes and risksIdentify opportunities to address competency gaps needed to deliver tactics and outcomesIdentify opportunities for Operational Excellence resource support to drive competency development and process redesignSupport the business and bring judgement in addressing critical enablers including required management decisions, resolution of cross-program interdependencies, and resource gapsElevate major risks to Performance Acceleration team leadership and functional partners (Finance, Risk Mgmt, Target Technology Services, etc.)Coordinate the successful launch of enterprise programs with key partners (communications, HR/OCM)Coach change leaders through execution phases including planning, design, pilot, and sustain phasesApply structured problem solving on programs to diagnose issues and develop solutionsWork with SVP, Sr. Leadership, and Pyramid Leadership to develop critical leadership updates, risk and issue management, and resource deployment to achieve desired outcomesRequirementsBachelor’s or advanced degree that include Business or Engineering discipline8-10 years of experience in a retail and operations consulting roles, a senior role in a business function (e.g. Merchandising, Supply Chain, Marketing, etc.), or management consultingAn understanding of industry practices and the competitive retail landscape based on work experience at multiple Retailers or Consumer Goods ManufacturersExperience driving high impact, cross-functional programs with senior leadersExperience managing teams in strategy development and cross-functional executionDemonstrated capability with management methodologies (LEAN, PMP, etc.)Able to coach and influence senior leaders and defend his/her perspectiveAbility to structure ambiguous problems, analyze complex processes, synthesize data and results, and drive toward insight and solutionsStrong problem solving and analytic skills (e.g. can conduct root cause analysis, make recommendations, and track resultsStrong written, oral, communication and presentation skills required (including comfort with Excel and PowerPoint)Ability to build a strong network within Target; has the ability to leverage resources and relationships to get things doneAbility to influence others, manage difficult situations, and overcome cultural challengesEmpathetic; ability to inspire team members and leaders to achieve resultsWilling to take risks, challenge the status quo and work under ambiguous circumstancesDESIRED REQUIREMENTSDemonstrated knowledge of Lean or Six SigmaAdvanced degree in Business or EngineeringPrior work experience with leading Management Consulting firm

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Target Corporation operates general merchandise stores in the United States and Canada. It offers household essentials, including pharmacy, beauty, personal care, baby care, cleaning, and paper products; music, movies, books, computer software, sporting goods, and toys, as well as electronics that consist of video game hardware and software; apparel and accessories, such as apparel for women, men, boys, girls, toddlers, infants, and newborns, as well as intimate apparel, jewelry, accessories, and shoes.Further, it provides general merchandise through its Website,; and branded proprietary Target Debit Card and Target Credit Card. As of April 2, 2014, the company had 1,924 stores, including 1,797 in the United States and 127 in Canada. Target Corporation was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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