Sr Sourcing Manager

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mar 11, 2021
Mar 17, 2021
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 $90 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.

A role in Sourcing means having a hand in developing products that have a positive impact on people and the planet. We integrate our sourcing capabilities with our propensity for quality and social responsibility to positively impact the cost and quality of our products. We care about the lives of the people who make the products Target guests love, and we're mindful of the impact our manufacturing practices have on the environment. In Sourcing, you'll apply your apparel and accessories, home goods or hard goods expertise to promote and apply responsible sourcing practices while driving the success and growth of Target's owned brands. The Sourcing team takes merchant strategy and utilizes business acumen to translate that into a vendor, product and negotiation strategy. And since Target is indeed a global company, you'll be part of the team that manages global relationships in partnership with buying and design teams who shop for trends all over the world. Your ability to stay aware of our suppliers' activities will help ensure compliance with responsible practices, and you'll have influence over which manufacturers Target chooses to work with. You'll be a close point-of-contact with Target team members in sourcing offices located in 20 countries around the globe, and you'll support their work as liaisons among buyers, product developers and overseas partners.

As a Senior Sourcing Manager in Stationery, you will be a leader in a cross-functional team including Target Merchants, Planning, Technical and Design to turn ideas into merchandise our guests love. Your responsibilities will include managing vendor relationships, setting product development strategy and negotiating vendor contracts that achieve merchant and brand strategies. You will partner with our global teams and vendors to deliver high-quality, trend-right merchandise at a great value for our guests. You will use your experience and expertise to develop product development and sourcing strategies to support optimal value, speed, flexibility, and deliver financial objectives. You will be aligned on set/replenishment/lead time/flexibility strategies with Merchandising leaders. You will influence Go To Market strategy & lead time tradeoffs based on category and supply chain. You will develop and execute costing and negotiation strategies. You will build and present costing and profitability scenarios and options to business and design team. It is critical in this role that you influence and lead matrix framework capabilities, and country planning aligned to business strategy & design path.

Core responsibilities of this job are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

**Leads cross division initiatives and project work above and beyond business unit responsibilities

About you:
  • Four-year degree or equivalent experience
  • 3-6+ years product development/sourcing experience
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to influence key stakeholders and roundtable partners.
  • Respects, appreciates and is curious about differences related to working with others
  • Committed to fostering an inclusive team
  • Ability to think strategically and conceptually, as well as being accountable to details
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong negotiation & vendor management skills
  • Skill/experience in project and resource management in the development of product
  • Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability in the face of ambiguity
  • Strong analytical and financial skill
  • Ability to work in a global environment
  • Knowledge of the stationery, arts and crafting categories is 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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