CAREERS: Target Manager Sustainability, Traceability

CAREERS: Target Manager Sustainability, Traceability

About us:

Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America’s leading retailers.

Target Merchandising is evolving at an incredible pace. We are constantly reimagining how this $70 billion retailer offers the innovative, guest-inspiring items that Target is known and loved for. Our goal is to deliver exceptional value, quality and style to elevate Target as the premier retailer in a competitive global marketplace. Through intelligent and progressive business strategies that make the most of Target’s resources and partnerships worldwide, Merchandising works across product categories to create a localized shopping experience online and in our 1800 stores. Are you a creative problem solver who loves to see your work translate into real results? Can you collaborate effectively, execute a plan efficiently and positively influence how Target chooses and presents the right product in the right place at the right price? If so, you will have success on one of our dynamic teams.

A role in 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 Fabric, Trim and Packaging and accessories and/or home goods 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 buying team who shop for trends all over the world. Your ability to stay aware of our suppliers’ activities will help ensure compliance with responsible practices, and you’ll have influence over which manufacturers Target chooses to work with. You’ll be a close point-of-contact with Target team members in sourcing offices located in 20 countries around the globe, and you’ll support their work as liaisons among buyers, product developers and overseas partners.

As a Sustainability Manager, Traceability, you will be a part of the team that develops and administers programs that go beyond compliance to address key challenges relating to transparency and traceability. You will work closely with policy and governance, oversight and remediation as well as the business integration and capability building teams to elevate and influence the business partner matrix. You will build critical processes and oversight across key commodities that meet Target’s sustainability commitments and regulatory requirements.

General Requirements

  • Oversee and monitor compliance with traceability protocols and new traceability technology for cotton programs
  • Train new suppliers into current traceability models
  • Manage internal and external communication as it relates to program requirements for cotton traceability
  • Provide proactive insights to Business Integration team to help drive meaningful updates for OBSD related to Target’s policies and goals
  • Leverage data, analytics and reporting to provide guidance to support business decisions and inform purchasing practices.
  • Support other emerging traceability initiatives for national brand importer of record products based on Target’s leading material commitments
  • Collaborate with CFTs and third party solution providers on continuous improvement, data analytics and ensure data integrity of cotton programs
  • Stay ahead of developing US regulatory and customs requirements on cotton and related materials

About you:

  • 5 years’ experience in manufacturing, raw material traceability, imports, quality assurance, or responsible sourcing work.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to translate complex concepts into simple, clear communications and scenario building.
  • Ability to analyze information to drive business decisions, manage project plans and resources.
  • Respects, appreciates and is curious about differences related to working with others; committed to fostering an inclusive team
  • Ability to work in a global environment.
  • Be able to work independently in an ambiguous environment.

1000 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403-2542

time type: Full time

job requisition id: R0000277381

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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