Professional Procurement Services

Employer
Target
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Posted
Nov 08, 2022
Closes
Dec 13, 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.

As a Procurement Services Professional - Sourcing Services, you will support cross-functional sourcing projects and be a subject matter expert using Target's e-sourcing tools and systems. Starting with coordinating the supplier onboarding process, this position will communicate with both internal partners and external vendors. Strong collaboration with Indirect Sourcing and internal business partners will be necessary to formulate business requirements and incorporate them into a sourcing strategy. As your experience grows within role, you will also help support the growth of Target by eventually managing small sourcing projects, (what we call "Operational Sourcing"), from project initiation through to contracting in collaboration with business partners.

As the administrator of e-sourcing events including Requests for Information (RFI), Requests for Proposals (RFP), competitive events and auctions, you'll support Procurements goals as it relates to savings, diverse supplier inclusion and executing the sourcing process. As a gatekeeper for sourcing events, you will help maintain sourcing integrity, uphold Target's brand and ensure use of our e-sourcing tools for internal partners and external vendors. Sourcing and procurement knowledge and acumen is desired to influence competitive sourcing decisions. Ability to review and understand basic financial analysis and procurement systems.

To support the Operational Sourcing function in the role, you will utilize the tools and knowledge of the sourcing process to support smaller projects by working with Strategic Sourcing to identify projects, work together with internal partners on business requirements, and facilitate the sourcing process with our supplier base, including finalizing contracts.

This role may also participate and include opportunities to lead other internal special projects for Procurement. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:
  • 4-year college degree and/or equivalent experience
  • 2-4 years of relevant experience
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills
  • Experience in public speaking and presenting
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel
  • Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule around sourcing events


Desired Requirements:
  • Experience with Ariba, Coupa or other sourcing and procurement systems


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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