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Close-to-Business Sr Sourcing Manager - Candles

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Start date
Jan 31, 2023
Closing date
Feb 15, 2023

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Retail / Wholesale
Employment Status
Full Time
Job Description: CTB Sr SM - Candles

About us:
As a Fortune 500 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.

Merchandising at Target is evolving at an incredible pace across our broad product portfolio as we create Guest-centric, localized shopping experiences online and across our 1800+ stores. We are constantly reimagining how, as a $100 billion retailer, we offer the innovative and inspiring items that Target Guests love. Our goal is to deliver exceptional value, quality and style to elevate Target as the premier retailer in a competitive global marketplace. We do this through intelligent and progressive business strategies that make the most of Target's resources and partnerships worldwide.

A role in Owned Brand Sourcing means having a hand in developing products that have a positive impact on people and the planet. We integrate our sourcing capabilities with our propensity for quality and social responsibility to positively impact the cost and quality of our products. We care about the lives of the people who make the products Target guests love, and we're mindful of the impact our manufacturing practices have on the environment. In Sourcing, you'll apply your expertise to promote and apply responsible sourcing practices while driving the success and growth of Target's owned brands. The Sourcing team starts at the very earliest stages of product development, builds out the costing models and tracks where product stands at every step in the production cycle, from overseas shipping to our import warehouses, distribution centers and stores. And since Target is indeed a global company, you'll be part of the team that manages global relationships in partnership with the cross-functional team.

As a Close-to-Business Senior Sourcing Manager in Candles, you will work collaboratively with a cross-functional team including Target Merchants, Planners and Product Design and Development to turn ideas into the merchandise on our stores' shelves and on our online channels. You will own development of sourcing strategies with a focus on global balance, matrix optimization, Target Forward & Sustainability goals, and Target's financial plans. To do this, you will determine appropriate operating model and drive sourcing strategies that align to business goals and critical category needs. You will lead building value-driven negotiation strategies to achieve financial goals. You will be responsible for partnering with worldwide sourcing peers, Quality Assurance, and Responsible Sourcing to deliver high-quality, responsibly sourced products at a great value to our guests.

Additional Responsibilities include:
  • Communicate and translate Brand, Assortment, Financial and Guest strategies to Sourcing Needs and Value Plan
  • Leverage understanding of cross functional team goals, risks and priorities to own the development of a sourcing approach that achieves profit, impact, and product goals.
  • Provide strategic context to and represent expertise of global sourcing partners to the Owned Brand cross-functional team.
  • Responsible for vendor placement and selection decisions
  • Advocate Target Values, being a role model of Inclusivity and Ethics for Target business and supply chain.

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

About you:
  • Bachelor/Master's degree or equivalent experience
  • 3-7+ years relevant experience
  • Able to travel as needed
  • Proven leadership skills including strategic thought, conceptual thinking, stakeholder or cross functional facilitation, supply chain management and development in a changing environment
  • Rich interpersonal experience with dynamic, and multi-cultural background stakeholders
  • Respects, appreciates and values diverse voices and approaches
  • Committed to creating equitable experiences and fostering an inclusive team
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment with varying groups of people globally, both internal and external, to achieve business results
  • Ability to prioritize among competing deliverables and collaborate with and influence a broad group of partners and stakeholders
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-pace and constantly evolving environment
  • Creative problem solving, strong negotiation, business planning and organizational skills
  • Strong data analysis, strategic thought process and ability to influence
  • Excellent written and verbal communication

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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