Sr Profesional Procurement Services

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Feb 25, 2021
Mar 10, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
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, Procurement 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 Procurement 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. You will promote best practices across the entire company by developing deep knowledge and client relationships in each spend category. Provide expert integrated business planning and stakeholder management for all indirect items and services. Apply intelligent rate, demand and specification levers to source, negotiate and contract services while sustainably lowering costs. Propel the business with accurate and comprehensive demand forecasting, financial planning and item setup. You'll help to change the game for our internal online catalog end users by making the entire buying process faster and simpler. Help us cultivate Target's partnerships with diverse, community-minded suppliers who are committed to economic development and job growth.

As a Sr. Professional Procurement Services you'll develop a deep knowledge in the area of Procure to Pay (P2P) with an extensive command of the tools, processes and techniques required to support partner and client business needs. You will develop plans to enhance systems and business processes across the functional area to execute work in a timely fashion. By monitoring and utilizing feedback systems, you will be able to inform suppliers and internal partners of adherence to, and deviations from, documented expectations. You will provide support to Enterprise teams by troubleshooting and delivering resolution of issues ensuring purchase order and invoice transactions are flowing properly. You will lead initiatives which drive continuous improvement of processes, recommending updates to leadership which will create efficiencies and time savings for the Procurement and the business teams we support. Troubleshoot and problem solve system and process issues, and make recommendations on improvements to remediate issues and deliver innovation. You will serve as a category owner building a deeper relationship with specific partner teams to understand their needs around PO and level 1 My Help support.

You will be seen as an expert in Procurement processes to help bridge gaps between Enterprise teams and Procurement, identifying issues, implementing improvements, and ensuring clear expectations are communicated to all involved. You'll ensure activities related to resolving MyHelp cases across all Procurement teams are maximized and done in a consistent manner to provide faster level of service (LOS) to stores. You are responsible for organizing monthly business reviews with Purchasing Operations leaders highlighting areas of success and opportunity for our combined US and India teams. Utilizing metrics and trend analysis, you will develop program level strategies and make recommendations to leadership on ways to drive continuous improvement of Procurement Services systems and processes. You'll demonstrate the ability to develop, implement and manage a quality control process to confirm expected performance standards are maintained for Purchasing Operations US and TII teams. By working collaboratively with cross functional partners, you will develop, implement and maintain Chatbots to drive improved performance and efficiencies related to supporting stores. You will be fully cross-trained and act as a primary backup for correcting Go-Cart hierarchy access and system related issues for application users. You will be responsible for developing and utilizing metrics, reports and dashboards which are used to assist the teams you support in making decisions, gaining efficiencies, and driving change. You'll leverage your communication skills to interact effectively with support partners, cross functional teams (CFT), suppliers and Procurement teams. You'll be responsible for reprioritizing work with limited direction and complete additional duties as assigned. Core responsibilities of this job are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:
• Four-year degree or equivalent experience
• 2+ years of relevant experience
• Strong written and verbal communication skills, with experience in public speaking and building presentations
• Proficient in Microsoft Office suite
• Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills, operational support experience, technical aptitude
• SAP, Ariba and Salesforce experience preferred

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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