1+ months

Director, Talent Analytics (People Analytics)

Minneapolis, MN 55415

HQ Based or Remote Working Director ofTalent Analytics (People Analytics)

About us:

Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of Americas leading retailers.

Target Human Resources is well known for its signature ability to build the very best teams, and we infuse our work with Targets distinctive retail brand by continuously experimenting, evolving and innovating. With the chance to positively impact nearly 350,000 people worldwide in our stores, distribution centers and headquarters, youll be a strategic partner to both the leaders and the team members who elevate and nurture the Target guest experience. Our dynamic, passionate and responsive team comprises specialized people-professionals from several diverse disciplines. We operate behind the scenes to create a progressive culture of value, respect, reward and professional advancement.

About the Role:

The in office or Remote Working Director, Talent Analytics will report to the Senior Director, Talent Analytics, and will be part of a group that supports Team Members, Leaders, and the entire company with Talent Insights. This is a new role, which will be critical in establishing practices and continuing to drive our journey with Talent Analytics.

In this role, you will lead a team of consultants, analysts and product owners to establish solid data consulting and governance practices to identify the relationships and trends in data which is translated into actionable insights and drives workforce decisions. You will be a strategic thought partner to our leaders by synthesizing strategy, forming business questions, and identify processes that can be enhanced through the application of data, analytics and insight.In addition to you help translate the business needs into operationalized products. You will partner with other teams in Talent Analytics to ensure talent analytics strategy is aligned with HR high level initiatives to drive meaningful impact for Target.You play a key role in maximizing the value our clients get from our Talent Analytics products, driving adoption and championing continuous improvement.

The person that fills this role will be a thought leader. The ideal candidate will:

  • 10+ Years' professional experience in Consulting, People Analytics / Talent analytics and/or Organizational Psychology domains with 5+ years management experience
  • Have a proven record working with senior leaders in metric mapping, leading advanced analytical analysis and presenting results in a compelling way.
  • Possess a passion for enabling thoughtful & meaningful experiences.
  • Be an innovative thought leader that is able to set and execute on strategic direction.
  • Exude passion for leading and developing a team.
  • Be a People Analytics / Talent Analytics thought leader.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for programs, policies, people and process related to Talent Analytics Consulting and Product Ownership
  • Participates with other senior leaders to establish strategic plans and objectives
  • Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth knowledge of the company.
  • Participates in development of methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for projects, programs, and people
  • Apply wide-ranging experience in people research, quantitative analysis, data science, and data visualization to help Target recruit, select, grow, and retain talent
  • See beyond the data to identify solutions that will raise the bar for all things Talent-related
  • Externally focused and understands concepts of data analytics, predictive analytics and trend analysis to inform current and future work
  • Leverages independent judgement in obtaining superior results
  • Partner with peers in Reporting, Analytics, and Team Member Sentiment teams to define projects
  • Promotes an inclusive and digital mind-set (e.g., values, principles, and practices) across the organization to utilize analytics that enable the workforce and create value for the business


  • 10+ Years' professional experience, preferably in Human Resources, Consulting, People Analytics / Talent analytics and/or Organizational Psychology domains with 5+ years management experience
  • Experience leading a team remotely
  • Superior analytical skills including problem solving, attention to detail and clear communication of complex analysis
  • Mastery level Business Acumen; able to understand the business and are able to influence at the most senior levels
  • Superior consulting skills; can define the right business problems, manage complexities and affect change
  • Excellent Communication skills; can tell stories, engage people and inspire action
  • Ability to influence at all levels within the organization
  • Relationship curator - shapes constructive working relationships, builds rapport and respect by active listening, negotiation and discussion
  • Organizational navigator - uses knowledge of organizational structure and business to identify and prevent conflicts and understands how roles, products and services relate to HR technology
  • Superior detail orientation, organization, and analytical skills
  • Thrive on simultaneously managing multiple responsibilities

Works hard, but can laugh and have fun in the process


  • The role is based at our Minneapolis HQ location, but we are supportive of remote working arrangements

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.


Posted: 2020-06-12 Expires: 2020-08-10

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