Sr Sourcing Manager - Dairy

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Apr 21, 2021
May 17, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time

Classification: Exempt

Date: April 2021

About us:

Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading retailers.

At Target, food is life. So it's the mission of our newly integrated Food & Beverage organization to help our guests more easily discover the joy of food. We thrive on giving families new favorite ways to eat well and cook less, simply and affordably. With curated in-store experiences and a streamlined assortment designed to inspire and save time, we understand the importance of food to our guests' everyday life-from snack duty at soccer practice to important family gatherings and holidays. Join our centralized Food & Beverage team where you'll partner with people from literally every area of the business. Here, you'll help dream up new ways to offer our guests a reliably wonderful experience with the freshness, selection and value they expect and deserve from Target.

Join a dynamic team of inventive and passionate engineers, food scientists and sourcing managers in Food & Beverage Product Design & Sourcing at Target. We concept, develop, source and deliver our owned brand foods and beverages; everything from dry goods, snacks and beverages, to candy, fresh, frozen and dairy. We research and engage with the food industry and the consumer marketplace to stay current on technical advances and get ahead of the trends. Join our dynamic and inventive team to influence the taste, quality and value that decisively positions Target above the competition.

Be a part of the team sourcing outstanding food and beverage products for our guests. Build a world-class sourcing and business partner strategy at the country, vendor and factory level to drive optimal value. Develop deep costing knowledge and negotiation skills and an understanding of key manufacturing/quality processes. Optimize efficiency within the supply chain by aligning with best partners.
  • Cross-Functional Leadership - Build strong and influential relationships with Product Development and Design, Merchandising, Planning, Responsible Sourcing, and Quality Assurance to develop and source our owned brand food programs.
  • Financial Results - Deliver on costing goals and drive financial results for the business. 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 - Has a strong understanding of the global and domestic economic landscape, at both country of production and vendor/factory matrix levels. Assess vendor and factory capabilities to develop a sourcing strategy that delivers on strategic opportunities and Target's financial plans. Develop vendor relationships to deliver high-quality, trend-right merchandise at a great value for our guests.

Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:
  • 4-year degree
  • Five+ years merchandising, sourcing or product development experience; within food and beverage; commodity and sourcing experience in Food and Beverage/Dairy preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Ability to think strategically and conceptually
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong negotiation and vendor management skills
  • Strong analytical and financial skills
  • Accountability to manage broad range of products in different stages of development

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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