Senior Professional Strategic Sourcing

Employer
Target
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Posted
Aug 23, 2018
Closes
Sep 30, 2018
Employment Status
Full Time
Description: Sr. Professional Strategic Sourcing 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 Strategic Sourcing 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.This role consistently delivers on standard sourcing techniques and fundamentals of negotiations. Able to speak the language of the business, adept enough to work across the organization to drive work streams while demonstrating agility. Can quickly connect our vision and strategy to project execution that aligns with Stakeholder expectations. Engages subject matter experts and support teams to develop and drive event strategies, optimized solutions and result based scenarios that are focused on decision making criteria (quality, service and cost impact). Balances category management, business development and collaborative project leadership to deliver results. Manages and reports on progress against category goals and ensures desired outcomes, while communicating progress in a timely and fact-based manner. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.
  • Leads cross functional work streams, provides sourcing and negotiation guidance in primary categories
  • Influences development of concepts in support of strategic planning processes
  • Communicates and presents to internal and external stakeholders
  • Executes event strategies and buying programs for indirect spend categories
  • Aware of supply/demand dynamics and industry benchmark data
  • Executes category strategy and implementation
  • Is aware of policies and deploys best practices in ethical business behavior
  • Understands multi-tiered supply chain costing and delivery models, and is able to apply them through-out the project, product or contract lifecycle
  • Reviews and uses financial analysis methods, such as TCO, clean sheet and award scenarios
  • Effectively handles a variety of conflict solutions
  • Leads certain strategic and business-critical sourcing events, negotiations and contracting efforts
  • Reviews, negotiates and updates contract documents, including statements of work, schedules and amendments, to appropriately capture terms, conditions and pricing 
  • Executes complex projects
  • Understands external market conditions
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
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule around sourcing events
Desired Requirements:
  • MBA
  • JD

Qualifications:

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