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About this Opportunity
Support Target’s Merchandizing Business with Applied Research Methodolgies that helps senior Leaders make profitable decisions. Utilize tools like decision trees, clustering, regression, time series, structural equation modeling, linear programming, genetic algorithms, SAS, CPLEX, ARENA etc.
Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals. As a R&D Leader:
Manage the R&D Analytics CoE that provides Analytics & Research support to various pyramids through analytical, statistical and optimization programming languages and toolkits.
Look at futuristic opportunities/innovations for Target.
Oversee execution and delivery of key project milestones.
Accountable for clear requirements documents, analysis/development plans, project consulting and troubleshooting with Target India analytics team, the on time delivery of projects, timely communication project sponsors/owners, and quality of project deliverables.
Develop interim solutions that meet business requirements, provide functionality in the short term, and provide the technical/analytical requirements for the long term solution.
Project management tasks include (but not limited to): defining project scope, assisting with requirements collection, providing analysis/development plans, working closely with Target MPLS team during execution of project, and ensuring on-time delivery of and quality of projects.
Establish and maintain clear communication between HQ team, TTS, business clients, and Target India team regarding project scope, timelines, issue resolution, and deliverables
Manage the progress and prioritization of multiple projects for multiple team members in a dynamic, fast-moving environment in support of diverse research needs.
Establish and grow relationships with key decision-makers to drive strategic business initiatives
Provide depth and breadth to the R&D competence at Target India
Desired Skills & Experience
PhD/Masters in Operations Research or Industrial engineering
Overall 10+ years of experience with atleast 5 years experience in utilizing Operations Research application development tools (e.g., XPRESS, CPLEX)
Excellent communications skills with respect to translating business needs into a mathematical/data analysis approach and translating analysis results back into business terms.
Ability to synthesize and clearly communicate highly complex findings that focus on the critical issues and provide actionable opportunities.
Demonstrated outstanding critical thinking skills.
Excellent listening and problem dis-aggregation skills
Ability to work within Minneapolis, MN and Bangalore, India time zones. Ideally working core hours of 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM with flexibility.
Proven project management successes, including balancing multiple projects and differing project priorities.
Proven capability to lead team members, including personal development, work direction, and creating a Fast Fun and Friendly team environment.
At Target, we have a vision: to become the best – the best culture and brand, the best place for growth and the company with the best reputation. It takes the best to become the best, and we are committed to building a team that does the right thing for our guests, shareholders, team members and communities. Target Corporation serves guests at more than 1,700 stores throughout the U.S. and at Target.com. Target will open 105 locations in all 10 provinces across Canada in 2013. The company is headquartered in Minneapolis, with additional headquarters locations in the U.S. in Arizona, New York, South Dakota and Utah; in Bangalore, India; and in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its income through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $3 million a week.