Sr Sourcing Manager - Newborn Apparel
JOIN THE EVOLUTION OF RETAIL - AS A SR SOURCING MANAGER - Newborn Apparel Similar Industry Titles and Key Words: Sourcing ManagerWho we're looking forThe retail landscape is changing - fast - and Target is evolving along with it. When we created our brand promise of “Expect More. Pay Less.” it paved the way for Target to infuse affordable fashion into our assortment and deliver an outstanding experience for our guests. We are pioneers of innovation with our owned brands and unique partnerships from Archer Farms and Merona, to Made to Matter and Altuzarra. Today, Target continues to be committed to bringing our guests what they want, when they want it, where they want to shop - in our over 1,800 stores, mobile, online and the retail channels of the future. We're looking for a Sourcing Manager who is interested in putting their business, leadership and people skills to work. Be a leader and trendsetter by delivering your passion for retail to Target. Our team is our greatest asset, so we invest in the growth and development of our team, and have fun while doing it. Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals. As a Sourcing Manager, you'll take the lead as you…• Work with a cross-functional team including Target Merchants and Product Design and Development to turn ideas into the merchandise on our stores' shelves and on our online channels• Partner with overseas sourcing and vendors to deliver high-quality, trend-right merchandise at a great value for our guests• Drive sourcing strategy to support strategic opportunities, global balance and help Target achieve our financial plans• Drive for speed in reduction of lead times and supply chain in order to help Target be first to market• Utilize negotiating skills and costing expertise to ensure quality/cost, and deliver maximum bottom-line impact• This area requires an ability to manage a sku intensive business across Boy and Girl Newborn apparel, requiring strong attention to detail. Requirements• 4-year degree• Five+ years relevant merchandising experience - position levels vary based on experience• Previous Sourcing experience is preferred but not necessary. • Demonstrated leadership skills• Ability to think strategically and conceptually• Excellent written and verbal communication skills• Strong negotiation and vendor management skills• Ability to share strong analytical and financial knowledge to aid in enhanced sourcing decisions and business impact.