Inventory Management Senior Manager

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jul 20, 2021
Aug 04, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
About us:

Target is one of the world's most recognized brands and the second-largest retailer in the United States.

Target Global Supply Chain and Logistics (GSCL) is evolving at an incredible pace. We are constantly reimagining how we get the right product to the right guest even better, faster and more cost effectively than before. We are becoming more intelligent, automated and algorithmic in our decision-making, so that no matter how guests shop-in stores or on deliver the convenience and immediate gratification they demand and deserve. We are on a mission to win decisively over any competitor, with a seamless and superior guest service experience unlike any they can offer. Our teams work with the agility our mission requires, and we constantly come together to implement new processes in record time. So we're looking for exceptional people who are proactive, creative, independent, innovative, risk-savvy and comfortable working in varying degrees of ambiguity. Are you a critical thinker who seeks the root cause and can analyze both qualitatively and quantitatively? Are you a creative problem-solver who simplifies problems, quickly identifies solutions, commits to a plan and then positively influences others to execute it? If so, you will have success on one of our dynamic teams.

As an Inventory Management Sr. Manager, you will be responsible for leading a division-level inventory strategy, and team of inventory analysts, within the Essentials and Beauty business, across all digital and physical sales channels. You will use a combination of data and expertise to achieve the product availability goals through optimal inventory positioning. You will establish and develop great relationships with our suppliers to ensure on-time & in-full shipments to stores & ship nodes. You will develop cross-functional partnerships to analyze transportation & operational capabilities that drive maximum speed, reliability and cost effectiveness.

Additional responsibilities include:
  • Build and develop a high performing, diverse, inclusive and engaged team.
  • Lead Inventory management team to enable sales growth through exceptional guest experience.
  • Lead inventory management in the merchandising division roundtable, partnering closely with Merchandising Divisional and Planning Divisional to reach division goals.
  • Ensure proper inventory positioning to drive availability, guest experience, and inventory turnover.
  • Lead the inventory management team in solving complex problems. Digging deep to understand root cause drivers and developing sustainable solutions that drive value back to the guest.
  • Lead the team to have strong inventory management fundamentals and acumen. Everyone should understand how inventory management links the business to the guest.
  • Drive for continuous improvement; streamlining processes, eliminating redundancy, and evaluating effectiveness.
  • Create strong partnerships with suppliers that enable on time & in-full shipments that deliver against our reliability goals.

  • Technical skills in Inventory management fundamentals and systems.
  • Experience with coaching and developing talent.
  • Strong organizational skills. Ability to manage/juggle numerous priorities effectively.
  • Consensus building, influencing and negotiating at senior levels.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong financial acumen.
  • Experience translating data from an array of sources into insights/go-forward recommendations.

  • Inventory Management team
  • S&OP team
  • SPM team
  • Distribution and Store teams
  • Divisional of Planning
  • Divisional of Merchandising
  • Supplier Community

  • Four year degree or equivalent experience.
  • 4+ years of experience in inventory management, planning, supply chain, or a related function.
  • IPC experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of supply chain and inventory management fundamentals, systems, and practical applications.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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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