Indirect Planner

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jan 07, 2022
Jan 30, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
About us:

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

Right on pace with Target's distinctive and beloved retail brand, the Procurement team works across the business to maximize every resource, asset and relationship. We use good data, in-depth analysis and cross-functional insights to identify and communicate best practices, elevating our sourcing and procurement activities to achieve their very highest potential.

A role with Procurement is a chance to positively impact several key areas of Target's business. Your input will ensure that Target realizes the expected value from the terms of our agreements that comprise nearly a $10 billion annual spend toward innovative and competitively priced goods and services by:
  • Promoting best practices across the entire company by developing deep knowledge and client relationships in each spend category
  • Providing expert integrated business planning and stakeholder management for all indirect items and services
  • Applying intelligent rate, demand and specification levers to source, negotiate and contract services while sustainably lowering costs
  • Propelling the business with accurate and comprehensive demand forecasting, financial planning and item setup
  • Changing the game for our internal online catalog end users by making the entire buying process faster and simpler
  • Helping us cultivate Target's partnerships with diverse, community-minded suppliers who are committed to economic development and job growth

As an Indirect Planner, you will develop item level, store level and aggregate demand forecasts for assigned categories/projects. This role works closely with key internal partners to ensure accuracy of forecast and demand inputs and identifies opportunities to reduce total cost of ownership. You will review actual demand to forecasted demand to inform continual refinements in forecast modeling resulting in forecast accuracy improvements. In addition, this role executes work to ensure indirect supply demands are identified and planned in a timely, cost effective and high-quality manner, while also working closely with suppliers on sharing forecasted demand and confidence levels in forecasted demand to allow for accurate capacity and inventory planning. Key components of success are to item accuracy and providing insight into financial impact of the forecasted units and demand allocations. This role will also forecast and minimize inventory write-offs and negotiating cost-effective solutions that consider total cost of ownership.

About you:
  • Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent experience
  • 0-2 years of relevant experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite
  • Strong analytical skills with strong business acumen
  • Executes, persuades, and influences partners
  • Effective problem solving and analytical skills, organization, planning and time management skills
  • Manages ambiguity
  • Knowledge of Continuous Improvement methodologies
  • Industry experience (Planning & Analytics)

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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