Sourcing Manager, Apparel

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Nov 10, 2020
Nov 22, 2020
Employment Status
Full Time
About us:
Target is an iconic, beloved and well recognized brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading retailers.

Target Merchandising is evolving at an incredible pace. We are constantly reimagining how this $70 billion retailer offers the innovative, guest-inspiring items that Target is known and loved for. Our goal is to deliver exceptional value, quality and style to elevate Target as the premier retailer in a competitive global marketplace. Through intelligent and progressive business strategies that make the most of Target's resources and partnerships worldwide, Merchandising works across product categories to create a localized shopping experience online and in our 1800 stores. Are you a creative problem solver who loves to see your work translate into real results? Can you collaborate effectively, execute a plan efficiently and positively influence how Target chooses and presents the right product in the right place at the right price? If so, you will have success on one of our dynamic teams.

We're looking for a Sourcing Manager to join our apparel team. We are looking for someone who is interested in putting their business, leadership and people skills to work and to be a part of a collaborative, inclusive and flexible team. Be a leader and trendsetter by delivering your passion for retail to Target. Our team is our greatest asset, so we invest in the growth and development of our team, and have fun while doing it. Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals. We will cultivate internal and external partnerships to make sure Target reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. We celebrate our different stories and recognize the insight and value our team members bring to Target and the guests who love Target.

As a Sourcing Manager in apparel, you will work with a cross-functional team including Target Merchants, Planners and Product Design and Development to turn ideas into the merchandise on our stores' shelves and on our online channels. You will be responsible for partnering with global sourcing and vendors to deliver high-quality, trend-right merchandise at a great value to our guests. You will drive sourcing strategy to support global balance, matrix optimization, and help Target achieve our financial plans. It is critical in this role that you utilize negotiating skills and costing expertise to ensure quality/cost, and deliver maximum bottom-line value.

  • Three+ years relevant merchandising/sourcing experience
  • Demonstrates leadership skills with ability to influence key stakeholders and roundtable partners
  • Ability to think strategically and conceptually, as well as being detail oriented
  • Prioritizes diverse, equitable and inclusive behaviors
  • Ability to prioritize among competing deliverables
  • Strong negotiation and vendor management skills
  • Exhibits analytical mindset and financial acumen
  • Comfortable with ambiguity - demonstrates flexibility and adaptability
  • Champions an inclusive team culture
  • Global mindsight

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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