Procurement Operations Professional

Employer
Target
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Posted
Aug 12, 2018
Closes
Sep 07, 2018
Employment Status
Full Time
Description: About 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.

A role with Indirect Strategic Sourcing & Purchasing means building and executing category management plans and sourcing and negotiation approaches for all indirect spend categories. You'll share and promote the best tactics across the entire company while developing deep category knowledge and close client relationships in each. Focusing on Procurement Operations involves ensuring operational excellence by optimizing inventory management and buying within negotiated contracts and catalogs for indirect goods and services. You'll manage everyday business and client needs relating to executed contracts, issue resolution and reporting and amendments—all in the name of maximizing value and ensuring business continuity. Apply your Contract & Catalog Management knowledge to prequalify vendors and establish and coordinate contracts. Specialize in Sourcing Services to play a role in sourcing processes for the COE while providing strategic insight and partnership throughout the entire sourcing process. Work within Supplier Diversity to focus on evaluating external supplier partnerships and identify additional certified diverse suppliers who can provide innovative, competitively priced goods and services. Here, you'll help select partners who foster community, economic development and enhance Target's ability to deliver shareholder value. Or lend your skills to Sourcing Performance Management to design and maintain the systems and financial models that support the COE. Use your technical and analytical aptitude to vet contracts, pricing and other supplier agreements to ensure that pricing assumptions are accurately identified and incorporated with the models. Your input will be key to Target realizing the expected value from the terms of our agreements.As a Procurement Operations Professional, you will be engaged in Procure to Pay (P2P) transactions and will gain a functional knowledge of the tools, processes and techniques used to support partner and client business needs.  You will engage with Target Enterprise Teams to assist in the troubleshooting and resolution of issues within the P2P space to drive the timely and accurate processing of transactions.  You will recommend ideas and plans for continuous improvements that can be made to streamline processes and increase efficiencies within the IS&P COE.  Clear communication with internal and external partners will be required as part of your daily duties and when working as part of cross-functional project teams.PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESYou will serve as a category owner for the Sales Force tool and related processes within the COE.  Working independently with all partners to identify and execute projects associated with Procure to Pay (P2P) and associated systems and processes will be part of your daily activities along with assisting with processing or troubleshooting purchase order requisitions and/or supplier invoices.  You will coordinate activities related to resolving mySupport cases across all COE teams including Procurement Operations, Sourcing, ISM and Target India.  Develop partnerships with Store Insights to gain insights on trends within Sales Force which can be utilized to respond more quickly to mySupport requests and to find and fix root causes of issues.  Shares information upstream with Store Insights about upcoming COE projects or known issues that may arise so Stores can be proactively informed.  Provides monthly updates to COE Procurement leaders using metrics & dashboards to maintain open communication on performance and how the COE can continuously improve.  Acts as a resource for COE to understand and manage process for mySupport questions; including communicating issues, handling off process requests, and reviewing and properly routing escalated requests.  Communicates clearly with partners to effectively convey both written and verbal information.  You will have the ability to reprioritize work with limited direction and take on other duties as they are assigned.  Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.About you:
  • 4-year college degree
  • 0-2 years of relevant experience
  • Client service focus
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to influence peers and take partners to accomplish goals
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and bias for action
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite
  • Analytical abilities to develop metrics and establish best practices

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