Sr Sourcing Manager - Pet Consumables

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jun 18, 2021
Jun 28, 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.

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 knowledge of supply chain to drive 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, in this role you will work closely with your overseas team to analyze macro trends and build out a comprehensive sourcing strategy. 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, you will work collaboratively with a cross-functional team including Target Merchants and Product Design and Development to turn ideas into the merchandise on our stores' shelves and online channels. You will be responsible for partnering with overseas sourcing and external suppliers to deliver high-quality, trend-right merchandise at a great value to our guests. You will drive sourcing strategies that align to strategic business goals and the critical needs of the category, as well as utilize advanced negotiating skills to help Target achieve our financial plans. You will build and present costing and profitability scenarios and options to business and design team. You will develop and manage a supplier matrix and country of production strategy that achieves global balance, optimal performance, and delivers on cost, quality, and responsible sourcing expectations. 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
  • 5+ years of relevant sourcing or merchandising experience
  • Highly committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion within the workspace and business
  • Demonstrated leadership skills including strategic thinking and problem solving
  • Ability to work effectively with varying groups of people globally, both internal and external, to achieve business results
  • Exceptionally organized and detail-oriented
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong negotiation and vendor management skills
  • Strong analytical and financial skills
  • Ability to prioritize among competing deliverables and collaborate with and influence a broad group of partners and stakeholders
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-past and constantly evolving environment

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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