Sr Professional Contractor & Consultant Management

3 days left

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Apr 21, 2018
May 29, 2018
Employment Status
Full Time
Description: Sr Professional Contractor and Consultant ManagementAbout us:Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading retailers.Right on pace with Target's distinctive and beloved retail brand, the Indirect Sourcing & Procurement Center of Excellence (COE) works across the business to maximize every resource, asset and relationship. We use good data, in-depth analysis and cross-functional insights to identify and communicate best practices, elevating our sourcing and procurement activities to achieve their very highest potential.

This role in Contractor and Consultant Management (CCM) within the Shared Services services team requires consistent delivery for managing the staffing and onboarding of high-quality contractors and consultants, while reducing risk and protecting Target.  Primary point of contact with internal partners and hiring managers to communicate and execute Target's processes for identifying and onboarding contractors and consultants.  Acts as a liaison with internal partners and external vendors to solve problems, answer questions and make recommendations to ensure that contractor and consultant assignments are filled leveraging Target's designated procurement processes and tools.  Analyzes data in order to highlight trends and provide suggestions for future process enhancements.Communicates and enforces change control expectations and systems.  Comprehends project management approaches and implements them in projects.  Develops plans for continuous improvement with internal partner and supplier input.  Supports contract extensions and amendments with existing business relationships. Has the ability to lead cross-functional project teams.
  • Influences development of concepts in support of strategic planning processes.
  • Accountable for the procurement and onboarding of contractors, consultants, and professional services (contingent workers) to Stores, Distribution Centers and HQ locations, managing the balance between highly specialized skills and cost.
  • Leads and participates in project-level, cross-functional teams to ensure professional service needs are identified, planned and delivered in a timely, cost effective and high-quality manner.
  • Leads process optimization and associated change management exercises that are focused on evolving current business processes for contingent labor.
  • Leverages Target's designated procurement tool for professional services to manage contractor and consultant assignments.
  • Generates and analyzes data derived from Target systems to develop recommendations and inform decisions.
  • Partners with key internal partners to track performance trends, identifies opportunities for continuous improvement, and develops plans to improve systemic performance.    
  • Reviews and negotiate contracts, identify opportunity, risk, and effective ways to mitigate.
  • Understands operational requirements of business partners, acting as a trusted advisor.
  • Effectively manages supplier relationships to drive value and ensure alignment with Target's goals.
  • Works closely with suppliers on advanced operational support.
  • Skilled communicator with cross-functional teams, vendors, and Enterprise Leadership.
  • Leads work with limited direction.
About you:
  • 4-year college degree and/or equivalent experience
  • 2-6 years of relevant experience
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills
  • Experience in public speaking and presenting
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast paced environment
  • Problem solving skills
  • Proven ability to collaborate with all partners
  • Ability to influence at all organizational levels
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite
Desired Requirements:
  • MBA


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