Service & Engagement Team Leader


The pay range per hour is $23.50 – $39.95

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 .


As a Fortune 50 company with more than 400,000 team members worldwide, Target is an iconic brand and one of Americas 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. Its how we care, grow, and win together.


Advocates of guest experience who welcome, thank, and exceed guest service expectations by focusing on guest interaction and recovery. Advocates of both in-store and digital services and solutions who are knowledgeable about capabilities and features that drive adoption, usage and ultimately guest loyalty. Empowered to make shopping quick and easy for guests at the checklanes, guest services, gift registry, pick-up and drive up while ensuring exceptional quality.

At Target, we believe in our team members having meaningful experiences that help them build and develop skills for a career. The role of a Service and Engagement Team Leader can provide you with the skills and experience of:

Guest service fundamentals and experience building a guest first team culture

Guest engagement; problem solving and resolution

Retail business fundamentals including: department sales trends, inventory management, guest shopping patterns, pricing and promotions strategies

Planning department(s) daily/weekly workload to support business priorities and deliver service and sales goals

Leading a team of hourly team members; including skills in interviewing, developing, coaching, evaluating and retaining talent

As a Service and Engagement Team Leader, no two days are ever the same, but a typical day will most likely include the following responsibilities:

Demonstrate a service culture that prioritizes the guest service experience. Model, train and coach team members on expectations to deliver the service standard.

Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through continuous development, modeling inclusive behaviors, and proactively managing bias

Lead a team of passionate and knowledgeable Guest Advocates and Front of Store Attendants who strive to exceed guest service expectations by focusing on decreasing wait time, friendly guest interactions, quality of service and product and service recovery

Lead and demonstrate a culture of executing all best practices as outlined with team onboarding and learning; help close skill gaps through development, coaching and team interactions

Understand sales goals, plan and execute daily/weekly workload to deliver on store sales goals and guest engagement

Support leading physical and digital offerings and Target Loyalty Programs to ensure your team can inform, educate and promote the suite of benefits, features and offerings that reward our guest and/or enhance their shopping experience

Support your ETL by following-up on training completion, checking for understanding and supporting continuous education opportunities to drive proficiencies for all front of store experiences

Engage in consistent, meaningful development conversations throughout the critical touch points within the Guest Advocate and Front of Store Attendant career path

Personalize recognition and appreciation to reinforce critical guest service behaviors and promote a positive team and guest centric culture

With ETL guidance, help lead a culture of accountability through clear expectations and performance management (listen, observe, recognize and coach) on critical Service and Engagement behaviors

Understand business reporting and guest insights to understand, troubleshoot and follow-up on opportunity areas

Quickly respond to any negative guest shopping experience by de-escalating the situation and ensuring your team understands and feels supported to resolve or address guest concerns and issues

Create intra-day workload optimization plans for your team

Assess the front of store experience and anticipate and/or react with urgency to any scheduling needs based on fluctuations in guest traffic and sales

Enable your team members to stay up-to-date on upcoming major promotions, brand launches and events

Evaluate candidates for open positions and develop a guest-centric team

Assist in closing knowledge and skill gaps for team members through training and experiences

Work a schedule that aligns to guest and business needs (this includes early morning, evening, overnight shifts and weekends)

Utilize guest survey reporting tools to drive change in key areas with the greatest impact on guest experience; and use guest feedback to coach/recognize teams

Expect and enable team members to deliver pick up and drive up orders (including drive up Returns and Starbucks) efficiently and accurately to digital guests

Demonstrate a culture of ethical conduct, safety and compliance; lead team to work in the same way and hold others accountable to this commitment

Support and create a safety advocacy culture by understanding how safety impacts your role and that of your team, identifying and correcting hazards, and holding team accountable to working in a safe manner to benefit themselves and others

Lead and demonstrate a culture of executing all best practices as outlined with team onboarding and learning; help close skill gaps through development, coaching and team interactions

If applicable, as a key carrier, follow all safe and secure training and processes

Address store needs (emergency, regulatory visits, etc.)

Support guest services such as order pick up (OPU), Drive-up (DU) Orders, including Starbucks DU, and DU Returns and maintain a compliance culture while executing those duties, such as compliance with federal, state, and local adult beverage laws.

All other duties based on business needs


We might be a great match if:

Working in a fun and energetic environment makes you excited…. We work efficiently and as a team to deliver for our guests

Providing service to our guests that makes them say I LOVE TARGET! excites you…. That’s why we love working at Target

You enjoy interacting with people all day and making things easy for others…. Interacting with guests, solving concerns and making the guests day better is core of what we do

You aren’t looking for Monday thru Friday job where you are at a computer all day… We are busy all day (especially on the weekends), making it easy for the guest to feel welcomed, inspired and rewarded

The good news is that we have some amazing training that will help teach you everything you need to know to be a Service and Engagement Team Leader. But, there are a few skills you should have from the get-go:

High school diploma or equivalent

Must be at least 18 years of age or older

Previous retail experience preferred, but not required

Lead and hold others accountable

Ability to communicate on multiple frequency devices and operate handheld scanners, and other technology equipment as directed. Work independently and as part of a team

Manage workload and prioritize tasks independently and with a team

Welcoming and helpful attitude

Effective communication skills

Capability to remain focused and composed in a fast-paced environment and accomplish multiple tasks within established timeframes

We are an awesome place to work and care about our teams, so we want to make sure we are clear on a few more basics that we expect:

Access all areas of the building to respond to guest or team member issues

Interpret instructions, reports and information

Accurately handle cash register operations, cash transactions, and oversee cash office processes as needed

Scan, handle and move merchandise efficiently and safely, including frequently lifting or moving merchandise up to 10 pounds and occasionally lifting or moving merchandise up to 44 pounds without additional assistance from others

Climb up and down ladders as needed

Flexible work schedule (e.g., nights, weekends and holidays) and reliable and prompt attendance necessary

Capable of working in and exposure to varying temperatures, humidity, and other elements while performing certain job duties including but not limited to Drive-Up, carryout, etc. as needed

Ability to remain mobile for the duration of a scheduled shift (shift length may vary).

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations 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 Supply Chain Facility or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.

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