Director Sourcing - Home

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Apr 20, 2021
May 09, 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 $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.

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 and/or home goods expertise to promote and apply responsible sourcing practices while driving the success and growth of Target's owned brands. The Sourcing team starts at the very earliest stages of product development, builds out the costing models, and tracks where product stands at every step in the production cycle, from overseas shipping to our import warehouses, distribution centers and stores. And since Target is indeed a global company, you'll be part of the team that manages global relationships in partnership with the buying team 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 Director of Sourcing, you will lead a team of sourcing managers to deliver outstanding owned-brand Home products to our guests. You will be responsible for building a world-class sourcing and business partner strategy at the country, vendor and factory level to drive optimal value. You will develop a team with deep costing knowledge and negotiation skill, and an understanding of key manufacturing/quality processes. You will optimize efficiency within the supply chain by aligning with best partners. Critical to the role is building strong and influential relationships with Product Development and Design, Merchants, Planning, Responsible Sourcing, Quality Assurance and Global sourcing teams to deliver on owned-brand business goals.

Additional responsibilities include:

Strategic Planning - Build innovative, visionary and strategic 1-3 year roadmaps for sourcing that align with merchandising and design strategies. Set challenging goals & objectives, identify metrics and measures progress, and deliver results. Team Leadership - Develop a diverse world-class team providing development, coaching, motivation, support and feedback to team members. Create a positive atmosphere of teamwork, inclusion and collaboration. Financial Results - Lead the team to deliver on costing goals and drive financial results for the business. Through creative thought leadership, help teams build negotiation plans and understand varied negotiation levers to optimize value and outcomes across multiple business categories. Understand financials of business and creatively influences balancing cost, quality and efficiency to improve sales and profitability, and drive best value. Global/Business Partner Planning - Have a strong understanding of the global and domestic economic landscape, at both country of production and vendor/factory matrix levels. Capable of synthesizing knowledge of global landscape and business strategies to develop a global/vendor matrix plan that meets current sourcing needs, and positions the business for optimal results in future landscapes. Cross-Functional Leadership - Build collaborative partnerships across multiple functions within headquarters and global Target Sourcing Services offices. Quickly identify business interdependencies and needs and influences business strategy and plans.

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 college degree or equivalent experiences
  • 8+ years merchandising, sourcing and/or product development experience
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic & cross-functional leadership, planning and execution
  • Respects, appreciates and values diverse voices and approaches
  • Committed to creating equitable experiences, building and fostering an inclusive team
  • Demonstrated experience in team development and leadership
  • Ability to build and leverage strong cross-organizational relationships
  • Experience driving results across multiple, varied categories of business
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, high growth environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Ability to travel as needed

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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