Associate Sourcing Manager

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Dec 22, 2021
Jan 16, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time

About this Opportunity

As a Fortune 50 company with more than 350,000 team members worldwide, Target is an iconic brand and one of America's leading retailers.
Working at Target means the opportunity to help all families discover the joy of everyday life. Caring for our communities is woven into who we are, and we invest in the places we collectively live, work and play. We prioritize relationships, fuel and develop talent by creating growth opportunities, and succeed as one Target team. At our core, our purpose is ingrained in who we are, what we value, and how we work. It's how we care, grow, and win together.

Help Target deliver high-quality, trend-right merchandise to our stores and at a great value. Support the overall strategic raw material platforming and leveraging function, enabling speed and flexibility for Owned Brand Apparel. You will work with a wide range of merchants, development and sourcing teams , as well as overseas offices and fabric suppliers to turn ideas into great merchandise.

Key Responsibilities

Forecasting & Negotiations
  • Manage forecast reporting throughout negotiation cycle. Provide suppliers with forecasts to begin negotiations and issue program award communication.
  • Analyze fabric cost components and the global raw material market to provide data to support negotiations and serve as the raw material expert for garment sourcing peers

Fabric Planning & Production Management
  • Conduct seasonal analysis in order to recommend fabric platforms, as well as on hand raw material inventory
  • Provide flexibility through managing negotiations of chase/cancel/shift yarn/fabric inventories in response to Merchant needs, supporting speed and flexibility
  • Partner with fabric suppliers to reconcile fabric usage each cycle
  • Develop goals by brand/division and provide quarterly reporting of platform fabric usage to hold teams accountable
  • Manage fabric supplier relationships and supplier compliance and accountability to fabric financial promise
  • Identify solutions for potential raw materials liabilities
  • Document and provide quarterly financial fabric promise commitment to leaders/finance

Matrix Management
  • Elevate supplier matrix by evaluating capabilities, lead times, and flexibility and providing consistent feedback for SPA (supplier performance assessment)
  • Support Fabric Sourcing Manager in creating fabric suppliers annual and long range plans

  • Demonstrated leadership and decision making skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Comfortable with ambiguity
  • Pro-active and self-motivated
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills, as well as demonstrated excel skills
  • Strong planning and organization skills
  • Ability to work in a growth environment
  • Conflict management skills
  • Respects, appreciates and value diverse voices and approaches
  • Committed to creating equitable experiences and fostering an inclusive team

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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