Responsible Sourcing Manager

3 days left

Employer
Target
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Posted
Oct 06, 2018
Closes
Oct 21, 2018
Category
Management
Employment Status
Full Time
Description: Responsible Sourcing Manager - Hardlines/Stationary/Seasonal Role Description: Develops and maintains a strategic partnership with Hardlines division to elevate Responsible Sourcing performance of business partners and the business category as a whole.  Drives Responsible Sourcing goal work within Hardlines/Stationary/Seasonal division.85% Category Support and Vendor Elevation
  • Partner with Sourcing and Merchant teams to align on priorities and goals for the division
  • Collaboratively determine priority business partners and understand near and long term growth plans for the business including business partners and countries of production
  • For priority business partners, work to understand their factory matrix and identify the strengths and weaknesses of the factory matrix
  • Work closely with business partners to understand their programs, monitor audit results, and help them improve over time
  • Work with overseas team members to help drive business partner elevation and gain the necessary insights to provide Sourcing and Merchant partners with timely and relevant updates
  • Define and implement oversight and elevation programs for Responsible Sourcing to improve supply chain performance, transparency and accountability 
  • Review audits results and distill learnings into insights and recommendations for business partners, Sourcing and Merchant leaders
  • Provide regular, proactive updates to Sourcing and Merchant  leaders on priority business partners and any business partners/factories that are not performing well
  • Elevate all major non-compliance issues to Sourcing leaders, RS leaders and Merchant leaders as necessary
  • Work with RS goal leads to lead relevant RS goal-related efforts within your division
15% Issue Management and Crisis Response
  • Manage issues as they arise with appropriate internal and external partners
Desired Skills and Background
  • 3-5 years of related work experience
  • Knowledge of retail industry sourcing/buying practices
  • Ability to build trust and relationships with diverse stakeholders
  • Comfort with ambiguity
  • Strong program management and problem solving skills

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