Associate Sourcing Manager - Food and Bev

Employer
Target
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Posted
Oct 15, 2021
Closes
Nov 17, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
Description:
JOB TITLE: ASSOC. SOURCING MANAGER - FOOD & BEVERAGE

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 vendor relationships and deepen vendor management and engagement to drive improved reliability and vendor performance. Drive vendor onboarding processes, elevate vendor performance and support cross-functional vendor management and matrix optimization. Develop deep vendor knowledge and an understanding of key manufacturing and logistical processes to optimize efficiency and reliability. Align vendor capabilities and priorities to deliver for Target and our Guests.

· Vendor Set-up and Onboarding - Directly support vendor onboarding through communication and the facilitation of tools and systems set-ups and alignment/compliance with Target requirements, including Food Safety Quality and Regulatory, Responsible Sourcing and Quality Management.

· Transition Planning and Alignment - Drive the vendor communication and scheduling post-business award leading up to First Production Alignment/Review, and through the Transition. Identify risks to successful set and work with internal and vendor partners to solve or mitigate.

· Vendor Performance, Management and Matrix Management - Partner closely with Planning and Inventory to monitor vendor performance and ensure alignment of forecasts and production and supply chain. Develop and drive action plans to address areas of opportunity, and elevate to the Sourcing Manager/CFT as necessary.

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

About you:

· 4-year degree or equivalent work experience

· 1-3 years merchandising, sourcing or inventory management experience, including vendor engagement/management; food and beverage experience 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 projects 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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