Sr Manager Global Trade

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Aug 09, 2022
Sep 22, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
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.

As a Sr. Manager Global Trade, your primary function is to support Target's global supply chain transformation by anticipating future business needs and regulatory changes impacting Target while maintaining operations and leading a team of highly technical experts. A critical aspect of this role is identifying opportunities for improvement and developing & executing strategies to improve efficiencies and level of service while mitigating risk and ensuring compliance with U.S. Customs and Partner Government Agencies. Provide thought leadership and experience to influence peers and leaders, driving toward action and leading key partners toward the right business decisions. You will manage a team of Lead Customs Commodity Specialists; providing oversight on tariff classification and import trade activities as well as driving engagement and managing relationships with internal partners to keep them informed on Global Trade perspectives and impact related to global supply chain and enterprise-wide initiatives. Drive communication with Sr. Leadership, identify roadblocks, and communicate proactively to key stakeholders alerting them of potential impacts to the business. You will support your team, drive partner accountability by analyzing data and trends, and seek opportunities for training and continued education. You'll have responsibility to identify opportunities to move the business forward and be a change agent leader. Additionally, you will get to recommend appropriate responses to regulatory agencies, external vendors and internal partner inquiries. You will stay current with the ever-changing and complex regulatory environment of tariff classification, trade programs, partner government agencies, and compliance by continually developing industry knowledge of new policies and how they relate to current or potential Target's overall sourcing strategy. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

This position will report to the Director - Global Trade Operations.

About You:
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of 5 years' trade compliance experience
  • Demonstrated ability to inspire and lead a team
  • Proven track record of thinking in terms of the future state, challenging the status quo, identifying paths from current to future state, and leading others through change
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Comfort with ambiguity and working autonomously
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Passion for the technicalities of import trade compliance and operations
  • Understanding of U.S. Customs Regulations and the Harmonized Tariff Code
  • U.S. Customs Brokers License

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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