Sourcing Manager, Food And Beverage

Target Minneapolis , MN 55415

Posted 3 months ago

Description:

The retail landscape is changing fast and Target is evolving along with it. When we created our brand promise of "Expect More.

Pay Less." it paved the way for Target to infuse affordable fashion into our assortment and deliver an outstanding experience for our guests. We are pioneers of innovation with our owned brands and unique partnerships from Up & Up to Goodfellow to Good&Gather. Today, Target continues to be committed to bringing our guests what they want, when they want it, where they want to shop in our over 1,800 stores, mobile, online and the retail channels of the future.

We're looking for a Sourcing Manager who is interested in putting their business, leadership and people skills to work to support our growing food and beverage business.

Be a leader and trendsetter by delivering your passion for retail to Target. Our team is our greatest asset, so we invest in the growth and development of our team, and have fun while doing it.

Be a part of the team sourcing outstanding food and beverage products for our guests. Build a world-class sourcing and business partner strategy at the country, vendor and factory level to drive optimal value.

Develop deep costing knowledge and negotiation skills and an understanding of key manufacturing/quality processes. Optimize efficiency within the supply chain by aligning with best partners.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Cross-Functional Leadership Build strong and influential relationships with Product Development and Design, Merchandising, Planning, Responsible Sourcing, and Food Safety and Quality Assurance to develop and source our owned brand food programs. Financial Results Deliver on costing goals and drive financial results for the business.

Build negotiation plans and understand varied negotiation levers to optimize value and outcomes across multiple business categories. Understand financials of business and creatively influences balancing cost, quality and efficiency to improve sales and profitability, and drive best value. Global/Business Partner Planning Has a strong understanding of the global and domestic economic landscape, at both country of production and vendor/factory matrix levels.

Assess vendor and factory capabilities to develop a sourcing strategy that delivers on strategic opportunities and Target's financial plans. Develop vendor relationships to deliver high-quality, trend-right merchandise at a great value for our guests.

About you:

  • 4-year degree

  • 4-7 years merchandising or sourcing experience, within food and beverage, especially deli and dairy preferred

  • Demonstrated leadership skills

  • Ability to think strategically and conceptually

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong negotiation and vendor management skills

  • Strong analytical and financial skills

  • Accountability to manage broad range of products in different stages of development

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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