Sr Indirect Planner - Network Growth Planning

Employer
Target
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Posted
Jul 15, 2022
Closes
Jul 27, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
Description:
About us:

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.

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 a Sr Indirect Planner - Network Growth Planning, you will develop item level, Distribution Center building level, and aggregate demand forecasts, and manage scope across multiple categories and project scopes. This role will lead project-level cross-functional teams to ensure indirect supply demands are identified and planned in a timely, cost effective and high-quality manner. You will also identify performance trends, opportunities for continuous improvement, develop plans to improve systemic performance in order to better accuracy of forecasts and demand inputs. This role works closely with suppliers on sharing forecasted demand and confidence levels in forecasted demand to allow for accurate capacity and inventory planning. Additional responsibilities include managing existing/new item accuracy and governance for items within category, determine financial impact of forecasted units and demand allocations for projects over time. This role will perform financial analysis / root cause analysis on outlier spend. It will be crucial to forecast and minimize inventory write- offs. While, also negotiating cost-effective solutions that consider total cost of ownership. As a Sr Indirect Planner, it is key to be able to effectively present, communicate, and manage expectations regarding project business strategies, statuses, risk mitigation and key decisions.

About you:

• Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent experience

• 2-6 years of relevant experience

• Proficient in Microsoft Office suite

• Strong analytical skills with strong business acumen

• Executes, persuades and influences others across project level Cross Functional Teams

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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