Sr Inventory Manager- Apparel (Full-Time Hybrid or Remote)

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jun 16, 2022
Jun 25, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
About us:

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

Target Global Supply Chain and Logistics is evolving at an incredible pace. We are constantly reimagining how we get the right product to the 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.

A role in Global Inventory Management (GIM) means applying your specialized and well-informed point of view to what we buy, from whom, how much, and where it needs to go from there. You'll use the right combination of data and expertise to achieve the best possible product availability through proper inventory positioning. You'll establish and develop great relationships with our vendors to encourage on-time shipment and delivery to stores and ultimately, guests.

As the Sr Inventory Manager in Apparel and Accessories, you will be responsible for leading a team, on average, of 10 inventory analysts managing roughly $2B in receipts to deliver profitable, omni-channel market share. You'll use the right combination of data and expertise to achieve the best possible product availability through optimal inventory positioning to maximize the guest experience. You will influence merchandise buys, depth per sku, and store assortment with Merchandise and Planning partners. You will establish and develop great relationships with our suppliers to encourage on-time and in-full shipments to stores and ship nodes. You will also develop cross-functional partnerships to analyze transportation and operational capabilities that drive maximum speed, reliability, and cost effectiveness.
  • Build and develop a high performing, diverse, and engaged team of inventory analysts.
  • Lead Inventory management team to enable sales growth through creating a faster, easier, more flexible fulfillment experience for the guest.
  • 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 & optimal guest experience.
  • Lead the inventory management team in solving complex problems. This is about simplifying a problem to find the root cause, considering multiple scenarios and long-term impacts, and thinking non-traditionally to develop the right solution for 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.
  • Lead your inventory analysts to be operational strategists. Every decision we make should be rooted in strategy - such as knowing how it impacts the broader business, and the balance it strikes between inventory management performance and financial impact.
  • Drive for continuous improvement. This means streamlining processes, eliminating redundancy, and constantly evaluating effectiveness.
  • Create strong partnerships with suppliers that enable on time & in-full shipments that deliver against our reliability goals.

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

  • Technical skills in Inventory management fundamentals and systems
  • Experience with coaching and developing talent
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage 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
  • Import experience preferred
  • Experience with vendor relationships preferred

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

  • Inventory Management team
  • S&OP teams
  • SPM teams
  • Distribution/Store teams
  • Divisional of Planning
  • Divisional of Merchandising
  • Sourcing
  • Supplier Community
  • Supply Chain/Logistics teams

This position may be considered for a Full-Time Remote or Hybrid work arrangement based on Target's needs. A Hybrid work arrangement means the team members core role will be a blend of virtual and onsite at a Target location. A Full-Time Remote work arrangement means the team member works full-time from home or an alternate location that's not a Target location, does not have a desk at their primary HQ work location and may travel to HQ up to 4 times a year.

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada residents is $81,300 to $146,400. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, Target cares about and invests in you as a team member, so that you can take care of yourself and your family. Find competitive benefits from financial and education to well-being and beyond.

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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