Sourcing & Quality - Vendor Manager

Target Australia Pty Ltd - Melbourne Area, Australia

Posted 823 days ago
  • Experience
    Mid-Senior level
  • Job function
    Purchasing, Quality Assurance
  • Employment type
    Full-time
  • Industry
    Retail
  • Employer job ID
    492403
  • Job ID
    3088343

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Sourcing & Quality - Vendor Manager


Target is one of Australia's most loved brands and is committed to delivering our customers differentiated product that is great style, quality and value, both in our stores and online.


Added to this, is creating and ensuring that our customers have a great brand experience at every customer touch point. Target is proud of its position as the shopping destination for stylish Australian families and with 300 stores across Australia and over 24,000 team members, Target is an iconic Australian business where developing rewarding and exciting careers remains our focus.


The role of the Vendor Manager is to ensure the synergy across the business resulting in a cohesive representation of the master brand and sub-brands, honouring our strategy to be design led, and to fulfil our commitment to our customers of great quality, great style and great value.


Reporting to the Operations Manager, Sourcing & Quality, the primary responsibilities of this role are to advise and guide the Sourcing department on the purchasing of products and services, to evaluate providers' reputation, resources, risk  and expertise, and to assist with negotiations and contracts.


Role Requirements:



  • Guide the purchasing of products or services for the business departments based on past sales and/or future forecasts

  • Internationally source and develop vendors and products aligned with fashion trends to fulfil merchandise plans and customers expectations

  • Ensure the correct factories are available for the Sourcing departments and buyers in order to fulfil requirements in a timely and cost effective manner and at an acceptable quality level

  • Develop and implement common measurements to record strategically agreed

    vendor KPIs vs sales and quality performance
  • Establish, compile and maintain a Target Vendor Matrix that supports the needs of the business and facilitates best vendor & factory utilisation

  • Ensure awareness of the company's policies for dealing with suppliers, as well as legal and contractual best practices.

  • Drive efficiencies in the business by ensuring that product is sourced globally in a cost effective manner by implementing world's best practice techniques in procurement and consolidation.

  • Desired Skills and Experience:


    To be considered for this role, you must possess a significant amount of experience in international Apparel, soft home and/or Hardgoods product sourcing and vendor management. Have excellent reporting, presentation, communication and standard writing skills plus superior negotiation and influencing skills.


    Target is always looking for exceptional talent to help build and deliver a memorable experience for our customers. We are on the lookout for passionate and driven individuals to ensure we become the best retailer in Australia. Please click apply to Target your career!




    Target values diversity and we pride ourselves in representing the diverse and multicultural communities in which we are a part.

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