Sr Spec Contract & Catalog Ops

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Oct 04, 2019
Oct 16, 2019
Employment Status
Full Time
Indirect Sourcing & Procurement COE Contract and Catalog Specialist - L2

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 the best practices that elevate our sourcing and procurement work to its highest potential.

A role with the Indirect Sourcing & Procurement Center of Excellence (IS&P COE) is a chance to positively impact several key areas of Target's business. Your input will ensure that Target realizes the expected value from the terms of our agreements that comprise nearly a $10 billion annual spend toward innovative and competitively priced goods and services by:
  • Promoting best practices across the entire company by developing deep knowledge and client relationships in each spend category
  • Providing expert integrated business planning and stakeholder management for all indirect items and services
  • Applying intelligent rate, demand and specification levers to source, negotiate and contract services while sustainably lowering costs
  • Propelling the business with accurate and comprehensive demand forecasting, financial planning and item setup
  • Changing the game for our internal online catalog end users by making the entire buying process faster and simpler
  • Helping us cultivate Target's partnerships with diverse, community-minded suppliers who are committed to economic development and job growth


As a Contract & Catalogs Specialist you'll partner with sourcing teams, business clients and indirect vendors leveraging your working knowledge of the contract set up process to drive efficiencies across supplier transactions. You will exhibit your functional knowledge of tools, processes and techniques to support Invoice against Contract functionality working to automate supplier invoicing and payment transactions within our procurement tool. You will utilize existing systems and business processes to execute work in a timely fashion, monitor and provide feedback to inform suppliers and internal partners of adherence to, and deviations from, documented expectation. Recommend ideas and plans for continuous improvement with internal partners and suppliers. This position will support sourcing and business teams on contractual structures of pricing agreements to ensure ability to systematically control pricing/rates.

  • Works proactively with Sourcing and Business teams to identify opportunities to utilize the automated invoice against contract process
  • Provides guidance on creation of pricing agreements to enable them for invoice against contract functionality and communicates effectively with business partners, suppliers, and COE teams
  • Sets up or modifies contract workspaces building the contract terms and line item details to facilitate systematic supplier driven invoicing
  • Processes requests, executes and manages contract documents tied to those workspaces identified for invoice against contract
  • Manages the amendment process for existing Invoice Against Contract workspaces
  • Provides education, training, and support to Business teams, Sourcing partners, and Suppliers related to the invoice against contract functionality
  • Troubleshoots and problem solves system/process issues making recommendations for improvements to remediate issues and/or deliver innovation
  • Assists as needed with process documentation and updates to Invoice Against Contract reference materials
  • Helps support process for integrating Invoice Against Contract into business units with limited sourcing support
  • Acts in a capacity to assist in training, problem solving and support overflow contract work as needed
  • Reprioritizes work with limited direction and additional duties as assigned

About you:
  • 4-year college degree preferred and/or equivalent experience
  • 2-4 years of relevant experience using business system to execute controlled process
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and working in enterprise software applications/systems (ex. SAP/Ariba)
  • Strong analytical and technical aptitude

Desired Requirements:

  • SAP/Ariba Experience
  • Electronic Signature experience
  • Prior experience and/or familiarity with Contracting Mechanics
  • Procurement and contracting knowledge & acumen

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please visit your nearest Target store or Distribution Center or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.


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