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Senior Professional Strategic Sourcing - Technology

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Closing date
Sep 22, 2022

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Retail / Wholesale
Employment Status
Full Time
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 Procurement 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 Strategic Sourcing means supporting category management plans and leading sourcing and negotiation approaches for indirect spend categories. You'll share and promote the best tactics across the entire company while developing category knowledge and close client relationships. You'll also collaborate with internal partners who use world class sourcing tools and processes, build total cost of ownership financial models, ensure contract & catalog management, deliver operational leadership, and champion Supplier Diversity in order to optimize leverage for Target.

This role acts as a credible expert; consistently delivering on sourcing techniques through the execution of sourcing projects with best practices. You will lead cross-functional work teams and provide sourcing and negotiation guidance in primary category and/or alternate programs as needed. You'll execute event strategies and buying programs for indirect spend categories in addition to reviewing and guiding the team in financial analysis methods, such as clean sheet and award scenarios.

In this role, you will communicate and present to internal and external stakeholders, are able to speak the language of the business and drive and manage change across the organization with speed and agility. You'll operate collaboratively with leadership in application of the strategic sourcing practice, quickly connecting its vision and strategy to project execution that aligns with stakeholder expectations. In leveraging partnerships with subject matter experts, you'll support teams to develop innovative sourcing strategies, optimize outcomes and generate results based scenarios that are focused on Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) decision making criteria (quality, service and cost impact). You will actively execute on project pipeline in fulfillment of client category goals and maintain relationships in support of that mission. You'll balance sourcing project management, business development and collaborative project leadership to deliver results. To ensure desired outcomes while communicating progress in a timely and fact-based manner, you'll manage and report on progress against sourcing project goals.

You will lead (both internally and externally) contracting efforts while partnering with the appropriate legal teams. You'll actively participate in contract drafting, contract analysis/review and will summarize or interpret relevant business impact. Demonstrating knowledge of supply/demand dynamics and industry cost structures and mechanisms is critical in this role. You will leverage your knowledge of technology costing and delivery models to apply them throughout the project, product or contract lifecycle. You will maintain awareness of policies and deploy best practices in ethical business behavior.

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

About you:
  • 4-year degree or equivalent experience, MBA or JD preferred
  • 2+ years of relevant experience with some exposure and/or background with Technology contracts - e.g. Software as a Service, Hardware, Professional Services, Pilot, etc
  • Experience in using procurement, spend management/analytics toolsets (e.g. SAP, Ariba, etc.)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with experience in public speaking and presenting
  • Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule around sourcing events and operating within fast paced categories in a self-directing environment
  • Ability to work well with others and resolve differences of opinion
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite

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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