Sr. Responsible Sourcing Manager

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Apr 19, 2019
May 01, 2019
Employment Status
Full Time
Description: Responsible Sourcing Manager
Role Description:  Develops and maintains a strategic partnership with the Apparel garment sourcing and fabric teams to elevate Responsible Sourcing performance of tier two business partners and the business category as a whole.  Drives RS goal work within the Apparel T2 for garment laundry, garment printing and vendor sourced fabric. 

Category Support and Supplier Elevation

  • Partner collaboratively with RS Apparel T1 category manager to align on crossover business partners and ensure unified RS message to external and internal partners

  • Identify tier 2 training opportunities and work with both internal and external partners to ensure business partners have access to training materials 

  • Partner with Sourcing and Fabric 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

  • Prioritize business partners and regions of priority for tier 2 oversight onboarding program and partner with analysts to nominate suppliers

  • For priority business partners, work to understand their factory matrix and identify the RS strengths and weaknesses of the factory matrix

  • Work closely with business partners to understand their tier 2 oversight 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 Fabric 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 for both social and environment assessments and distill learnings into insights and recommendations for business partners, Sourcing and Fabric leaders

  • Provide regular, proactive updates to Sourcing and Fabric 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 Fabric leaders as necessary 

  • Work with RS goal leads to lead relevant RS goal-related efforts within your division 

  • Ensures fabric teams and tier 2 factories understand RS program and procedures

  • Other tasks as may be required

AAFA Laundry safety program
  • Act as the primary operational liaison to the AAFA Laundry Safety program
  • Represent Target on AAFA calls
  • Determine when and how Target should participate in industry initiatives relating to tier 2
Issue Management and Crisis Response
  • Manage issues as they arise with appropriate internal and external partners 
  • Manage all Immediate resolution and Severe audit results


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