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Associate Product Development Project Manager

Company name
Target Brands, Inc.

Minneapolis, MN, United States

Employment Type

Entry Level, Manager, Project Management

Posted on
Aug 04, 2020

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About us:

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

Targets Owned Brand Sourcing & Development -

At the heart of one of the world’s best loved and most recognizable brands is an industry leading Owned Brand organization. We thrive on the magic of discovering that just-right thing, and we infuse everything we do with our passion for affordable chic. We concept, develop, make and source the stylish new favorites that Target guests expect and deserve.  Join one of our dynamic and inventive teams to influence the style, quality and value that decisively position Target above the competition. Your input will have a direct and positive effect, whether on home, food & beverage, or apparel & accessories. Here, you’ll be close to the action of dreaming up and bringing to life the Target-owned brands that surprise and gratify guests, wherever and whenever they love to shop.

The Strategy & Operations

team within OBS&D

is comprised of project managers, operations managers and innovation strategists. An Associate Project Manager, is an entry level position on the Project Management Team.  Responsible for partnering with Sr./Project Mangers to drive all phases of Owned Brand product creation, from project kick off through results analysis.  You will also be responsible for understanding the overall business objectives, for their respective categories, and establishing the optimal product & packaging approach to deliver on the business and guest needs. 

Support Project Plan, State-Gate Approach & End to End Timing & Action Management to support an integrated project & packaging creation process. 

Partners with Sr./Project Manager when establishing the optimal approach for the project, product category, and business partners to ensure efficiencies are in place and guest needs are met; including R&D and out of cycle activities for all Owned Brand categories

Identifies opportunities for efficiencies and in future projects by leveraging analytics, reporting, & hind-sighting to drive future State-Gate and Project Plan improvements

Partners with Sr./Project Manager when establishing a single source of truth T&A that clearly outlines owners, actions, and timing from project activation through results analysis evaluation Partners with Sr./project Manager to track T&A activities, documents changes to drive accountability & to apply learnings to future projects

Project resource management activities & process

Partners with key stake holders to align resources to project plans to achieve desired outcomes

Tracks resource changes, risks & applies learnings to future projects

Drive Owned Brand Business Results by facilitating the cross-functional Owned Brand Product & Packaging creation process, including Phase & Stage-Gate management

Partner with Sr./Project Manager to assist them as the facilitator of cross-functional team meetings, phase & stage-gate meetings

Partners with Sr. /Project Manager to identify, track, & facilitate risk mitigation plans by anticipating potential roadblocks & risk before they occur, understand implications of risk and escalate conclusions to the appropriate levels.

Use problem solving & critical thinking skills to facilitate effective decision making within the cross-functional team

In partnership with the Sr./Project Manager on post launch project evaluation for every project and use lessons learned to identify opportunities to enhance future Stage-Gate and project plans

Minimum Job Requirements

Four year degree or equivalent work experience

1-2 years of Project Management experience or experience running structured well-coordinated approaches to projects

Written and verbal communication skills & comfortable communicating with all levels, including Sr. level leaders

Organizational skills & attention to detail 

High sense of urgency, initiative, & proactive planning

Ability to work in collaborative team environment and manage relationships with team and key business partners

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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Target Brands, Inc.
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