Procurement Project Manager

Employer
Target
Location
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Posted
Jun 02, 2022
Closes
Jul 05, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
Description:
About us:

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

Target as a tech company? Absolutely. We're the behind-the-scenes powerhouse that fuels Target's passion and commitment to cutting-edge innovation. We anchor every facet of one of the world's best-loved retailers with a strong technology framework that relies on the latest tools and technologies-and the brightest people-to deliver incredible value to guests online and in stores. Target Technology Services is on a mission to offer the systems, tools and support that guests and team members need and deserve. Our high-performing teams balance independence with collaboration, and we pride ourselves on being versatile, agile and creative. We drive industry-leading technologies in support of every angle of the business, and help ensure that Target operates smoothly, securely and reliably from the inside out.

Use your skills, experience and talents to be part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals. As a Project Manager, you'll take the lead as you manage technology hardware projects directly related to Target's strategic priorities. See your efforts come to fruition in Target Stores, Distribution Centers, and Headquarters locations by assembling project plans and teamwork assignments, monitoring work efforts on a daily basis, identifying resource needs, performing quality reviews, and escalating functional, quality, timeline issues appropriately. Use your strong analytical skills to ensure project delivery is on time and within budget while communicating milestones and risks to business partners and technology product owners. We'll support you along the way with robust onboarding, as well as personal and career development, to help you grow as a strong Senior Project Manager. The exciting part of retail technology? It's always changing!

Core responsibilities of this role are described within this job description. Role duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:
  • Four-year degree or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of procurement experience
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Ability to talk to people in person, via Zoom, or on the phone for the majority of your day
  • Detail oriented; strong organizational and analytical skills
  • High degree of professionalism and high sensitivity for confidentiality
  • Works both independently and well within a collaborative project team
  • Ability to complete assignments accurately and on-time
  • Ability to follow documented and oral instructions and directions
  • Ability to learn and apply new knowledge and skills quickly
  • Ability to apply logical thinking to complete tasks without errors
  • Excel (v-look up and index match capabilities) and SmartSheet Tool familiarity


About a Procurement Project Manager Role at Target

Procurement
  • Understands bill of materials/order requests, prioritize, and process hardware bulk orders and urgent store specific in-flight orders with efficiency and accuracy
  • Regularly communicates and develops reporting regarding the status of orders for project teams

ยท Synthesize large tables of data to populate ordering templates using Excel and Smartsheet
  • Manages and communicates project discrepancies
  • Corresponds with vendors on order and shipment status
  • Attends project meetings to understand scope and provide updates on hardware requests
  • Partners with consolidation vendor to communication shipment deliveries
  • Accountable for project requirements, schedule, and budget
  • Leads change processes and outlines the project need to gain approval and to ensure the project management "triangle" is in balance
    • Partners with stakeholders to define products and/or services to be procured
    • Accountable to ensure procurement activities completed within sequence of events defined within project plan (purchase, shipping, delivery to market, quality of product)
    • Negotiates and implements procurement solutions that improve project quality, timeline, or budget requirements

Quality/Process
  • Focuses on data and process improvement
  • Organizes and creates documentation for the betterment of the project/Target
  • Working knowledge of hardware ordering requirements - including unique ordering requirements, additional peripherals needed, license requirements, unique requirements dependent on location type (HQ, DC, Stores)


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.

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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