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Sr Specialist Procurement Services

Apply Now Location: 1000 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55403-2542; job id: R0000263294
job family: Purchasing & Procurement
schedule: 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 Center of Excellence (COE) 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 the best practices that elevate our sourcing and procurement work to its highest potential.

A role with Procurement is a chance to positively impact several key areas of Target’s business. Your input will ensure that Target realizes the expected value from the terms of our agreements that comprise nearly a $10 billion annual spend toward innovative and competitively priced goods and services by:

  • Promoting best practices across the entire company by developing deep knowledge and client relationships in each spend category

  • Providing expert integrated business planning and stakeholder management for all indirect items and services

  • Applying intelligent rate, demand and specification levers to source, negotiate and contract services while sustainably lowering costs

  • Propelling the business with accurate and comprehensive demand forecasting, financial planning and item setup

  • Changing the game for our internal online catalog end users by making the entire buying process faster and simpler

  • Helping us cultivate Target’s partnerships with diverse, community-minded suppliers who are committed to economic development and job growth

PRIMARY FUNCTION

As a Sr. Specialist, Procurement Services you’ll partner with sourcing teams, business clients and indirect vendors leveraging your working knowledge of the contract set up and execution process to drive efficiencies across supplier categories. You will exhibit your functional knowledge of tools, processes and techniques to support onboarding Sourcing and Enterprise teams to the full contracting experience within our procurement tool. You will utilize existing systems and business processes to execute work in a timely fashion, monitor and provide feedback to inform suppliers and internal partners of adherence to, and deviations from, documented expectation. Recommend ideas and plans for continuous improvement with internal partners and suppliers. This position will support sourcing and business teams on contractual structures of pricing agreements to ensure ability to systematically control pricing/rates.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Works proactively with Sourcing and Business teams to identify opportunities to utilize the automated contracts request process and repository

  • Processes requests, executes and manages contract documents & keeps contract workspaces organized

  • Provides education, training, and support to Business teams, Sourcing partners, and Suppliers related to all things contract execution

  • Efficiently and effectively completes daily transactional tasks, leveraging time management skills to ensure success of our contract management processes

  • Communicates deviations from standard work to manager

  • Participates in creating and improving processes and documentation to complete both standard and non-standard work

  • Communicates primarily within immediate team, Procurement & Law 

  • Builds relationships with various category areas across the Enterprise in support of contract execution

  • Leverages manager to determine prioritization of responsibilities as needed along with special projects and additional responsibilities as assigned

About you:

  • 4-year college degree and/or equivalent experience

  • 1-2  years of relevant experience using business systems to execute controlled processes

  • Strong written & verbal communication skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and working in enterprise software applications/systems

  • Strong analytical and technical aptitude

Even Better If:

  • 4-year college degree

  • Electronic Signature experience

  • Prior experience and/or familiarity with Contracting Mechanics

  • Procurement and contracting knowledge & acumen

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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