Sourcing Manager

Employer
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Posted
Nov 24, 2017
Closes
Dec 14, 2017
Category
Business, Other
Employment Status
Full Time
JOIN THE EVOLUTION OF RETAIL - AS A SOURCING MANAGER - OWNED BRAND FOOD AND BEVERAGESimilar 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.  Be a part of the team sourcing outstanding food and beverage products for our guests. Build a world-class sourcing and business partner strategy at the country, vendor and factory level to drive optimal value.  Develop deep costing knowledge and negotiation skills and an understanding of key manufacturing/quality processes. Optimize efficiency within the supply chain by aligning with best partners.   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, Product Design and Development, and Food and Essentials Safety and Quality Assurance 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
  • Develop vendor relationships that offer our guests fresh ways to eat well and cook less, simply and affordably
Requirements
  • 4-year degree
  • Five+ years relevant merchandising experience
  • Experience within food and beverage preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Ability to think strategically and conceptually
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong negotiation and vendor management skills
  • Strong analytical and financial skills