Continuous Improvement Manager – Upper Marlboro, MD


Upper Marlboro, MD

The pay range is $67,600.00 - $121,700.00

Pay is based on several factors which vary based on position. These include labor markets and in some instances may include education, work experience and certifications. In addition to your pay, Target cares about and invests in you as a team member, so that you can take care of yourself and your family. Target offers eligible team members and their dependents comprehensive health benefits and programs, which may include medical, vision, dental, life insurance and more, to help you and your family take care of your whole selves. Other benefits for eligible team members include 401(k), employee discount, short term disability, long term disability, paid sick leave, paid national holidays, and paid vacation. Find competitive benefits from financial and education to well-being and beyond at

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 Global Supply Chain and Logistics is evolving at an incredible pace. We are constantly reimagining how we get the right product to the right guest even better, faster and more cost effectively than before. We are becoming more intelligent, automated and algorithmic in our decision-making, so that no matter how guests shop—in stores or on—we deliver the convenience and immediate gratification they demand and deserve. We are on a mission to win decisively over any competitor, with a seamless and superior guest service experience unlike any they can offer. Our teams work with the agility our mission requires, and we constantly come together to implement new processes in record time. So we’re looking for exceptional people who are proactive, creative, independent, innovative, risk-savvy and comfortable working in varying degrees of ambiguity. Are you a critical thinker who seeks the root cause and can analyze both qualitatively and quantitatively? Are you a creative problem-solver who simplifies problems, quickly identifies solutions, commits to a plan and then positively influences others to execute it? If so, you will have success on one of our dynamic teams.

A role in Distribution Centers means being on the very front lines of getting product to the guest as fast as possible – a critical differentiator and one of the most essential functions within Logistics. Whether it’s through focusing on regional or upstream distribution centers, fulfillment centers, or import warehouses, you’ll have the chance to positively impact thousands of fellow team members and Target guests worldwide. There’s so much good work to be done, from Distribution Center Operations, where process and problem solving drive our results, Quality Management, which influences and maintains our good name in the retail marketplace, or overall Distribution Center Productivity, where we’re always analyzing and recalibrating how to best support our people, process and technology investments to support an ever evolving business.

As a Continuous Improvement Manager, you will lead and own continuous improvement for the distribution center’s functional area (i.e Replenishment/Fulfillment). This role will champion structured problem-solving strategies (Lean/Six Sigma/8 Step) and oversee program execution, keeping pace with growth and business challenges. You will mentor, influence, and coach leaders and project teams to ensure successful deployment of initiatives, and alignment of continuous improvement principles, concepts, and methodologies. In partnership with building leaders, you will work to identify, prioritize, and lead through change the opportunities for lead-time, quality, and cost improvements. Additionally you will lead the structured problem-solving implementation and sustainment of process optimization with a focus on key performance indicators.

Core responsibilities and requirements of this job include but are not limited to the expectations described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.


This position will be based onsite at our Upper Marlboro, Maryland supply chain center.

About You:

  • Four-year degree or equivalent experience

  • 3 to 6 years of experience in structured problem-solving (Green Belt preferred or equivalent experience)

  • Working knowledge of structured problem solving tools (DMAIC, Statistical Process Control, Kaizen, Process Mapping, 5S, Fishbone, etc.)

  • Proven strength in problem solving and advanced data/ statistical analysis

  • Project management skills including scoping, problem statements, goal definition, and timeline management

  • Strong training and mentoring skills with emphasis on team member development and engagement

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, time management, organizational, presentation skills

  • Able to access all areas of the distribution center including the mezzanine platforms

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.