Job Description

Research Associate

(Full-Time Remote or Hybrid)

1000 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis,MN 55403-2542

Full time


Enterprise Growth Initiatives (EGI) Research Associate

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

Target is one of the world’s most recognized brands and one of America’s leading retailers.

Insights, Strategy, and Growth Overview:

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 role. 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.

Team Overview:

A role within Enterprise Growth Initiatives means helping Target build beyond the core and create future focus for the organization. You will be part of a team of hybrid thinkers, actively leveraging each other’s skills and knowledge, with a bias to deliver timely business impact. From exploration to activation, you will accelerate and prove new concepts that differentiate the guest experience and generate new revenue streams. Whether exploring new business models designed to meet guest needs, engaging with start-ups with an aim on testing and accelerating their products or commercializing and integrating new growth back into the organization…you will ensure success by rapidly applying your expertise and fostering an entrepreneurial culture while leveraging the benefit of a large organization’s knowledge and resources.

Position Overview:

Manage, develop and optimize processes that support research operations including project intake, project management, recruiting processes, and managing research tools and platforms

Screen, identify, and manage guests, experts, and Team Members that will be inspiring and insightful participants for our research activities.

Manage research participant experience including screening, scheduling, logistics and incentives. Manage team schedules to coordinate interviews and debriefs.

Support the development of interview guides and help lead interviews.

Manage vendors contracts in partnership with procurement, security, and privacy. Ensure that our research and experiments are always aligned with the guidelines of the Privacy team.

Identify process, tools, and/or documentation that improve the operations of Growth research and experiments.

About You:

  • Genuine curiosity about people and experiences
  • Research operations skills including recruiting, managing research tools and platforms and research governance around consent, privacy and security
  • Strong project management skills – experience managing multiple projects at various stages in the project life cycle
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; comfortable speaking to a diverse group of people
  • Strong organizational skills

Preferred Skills:

  • Previous training in UX, Design Research, or Qualitative Research
  • Ability to conduct interviews
  • Support the Conducting and synthesis of design research and UX projects
  • Comfort with ambiguity

This position may be considered for a Full-Time Remote or Hybrid work arrangement based on Target’s needs. A Hybrid work arrangement means the team members core role will be a blend of virtual and onsite at a Target location. A Full-Time Remote work arrangement means the team member worksfull-time from home oran alternatelocation that’s not a Target location, does not have a desk at their primary HQ work location and may travel to HQ up to 4 times a year.

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada residents is $52,200 to $94,000.00 Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, Target cares about and invests in you as a team member, so that you can take care of yourself and your family. Find competitive benefits from financial and education to well-being and beyond.

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.