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Manager - Responsible Sourcing with a MNC Retail Chain, Delhi
Experience: 5 - 8 Years
Location: Delhi
Compensation: 15L - 18L
Education: B.E./MBA
Industry Type: Retail
Posted Date: 10-Jan-17
Job Description & Candidate Profile


  • Defines strategies for Responsible Sourcing within supply chain performance, transparency and accountability that deliver measurable results within manufacturing excellence and drive towards a positive/restorative impact in our manufacturing communities
  • Enhance Target’s reputation through responsible sourcing by defining expectations for our business partners
  • Partner with internal and external counterparts to establish world class supply chain initiatives and drive alignment towards industry solutions



1. Key Competency Expectations

  • Engagement/Collaborates
    • Identify and build synergistic relationships within Target, the industry and our business partners that strategically expand (transform) our Responsible Sourcing initiatives and programs (including, NGO’s, industry associations, retailers/brands, private research groups etc.)
    • Drive engagement by partnering with internal and external teams on key topics within your scope
    • Actively participate in industry meetings and represent Target’s point of view
    • Facilitates open discussion in meetings or other platformsto ensure that all viewpoints are heard; encourage open exchange of information to support effective and efficient decision making
  • Communicate Effectively
    • Effectively create and articulate program expectations and trainings while promoting business partner commitment and engagement to Target initiatives and strategies
    • Proactively shares timely and relevant updates about projects and reporting. Summarizes information to provide appropriate amount of detail.
  • Program Management
    • Leads committees to develop process, establish clear roles and responsibilities and drive technology solutions that deliver against our strategies
    • Adept at problem solving to address barriers when results are not achieved and leverages resources to keep projects moving
    • Develops project timelines, communication plans, identifies stakeholders for engagement and owns project budget
    • Maintains an objective perspective when framing situations or identifying risk
  • Research, Decision Making & Critical Thinking
    • Master practical thought process to support timely and effective decision making and apply critical thinking tools
    • Ability to synthesize information from multiple sources and deal with ambiguity
    • Strong ability to research and find resources that support program recommendations
    • Actively provides market intelligence to inform Target strategies and ensure we are industry leading

2. Operational Excellence / Business Management

Overall Expectations

  • Adapt to change and adheres to Target's business strategies and goals by defining and creating Responsible Sourcing programs and processes
  • Proactively identify ways to streamline and/or improve efficiency of work, systems and processes
  • Ensure on time execution of projects and ensure projects have quantifiable metrics to report against our goals
  • Ensures problems identified are resolved timely, escalated correctly and shared with related counterparts; finds and guides project team to the best alternate solution
  • Identify and communicate opportunities to improve processes
  • Escalate critical issues concerning ethics, Responsible Sourcing risks to leaders; inform CFT teams and get support for issue resolution


Foundational Activities

  • Act as the primary contact for internal & external counterparts regarding Responsible Sourcing programs you manage
  • Influence technology solutions to ensure visibility to incorporate Responsible Sourcing needs into systems
  • Own with partnership with overseas team, trainingand implementation of programs to ensure effective roll out and integration into the supply chain
  • Identify gaps and opportunities through research to inform Responsible Sourcing Managers on white space opportunities.
  • Establishes and maintains key business partner relationships to ensure continued partnership and pilot/test programs to ensure effective integration within the supply chain 


Additional Duties

  • Creates Best Methods/processes to support Responsible Sourcing Initiatives
  • Partners with global teams to provide training as identified
  • Provides support to Group Managers and Directors on various projects and research as needed
  • Other projects as assigned



  • Owns personal development through continuous learning and proactively seeks new assignments that build knowledge and improve skills
  • Identifies and participates in training and development opportunities designed to improve professional skills and personal growth
  • Recognizes and rewards team members
  • Assists with training of new team members as needed

Brand Management

  • Ensures the work environment is Fast, Fun and Friendly (FFF).
  • Behaves everyday with integrity and trust and always acts a Target Brand Ambassador.
  • Promotes Responsible Sourcing focus areas and links own work to Target’s vision and values.
  • Understand guest expectations to deliver responsibly sourced products
  • Act as Target team member being results oriented, self-motivated, dedicated, enthusiastic and energetic
  • Committed to Target values and ethical business conduct; make ethics a mantra for Target and our supply chain





  • BS/BA (Bachelor) Degree, preferably in Science background
  • 3-5 years of experience in environmental sustainability or related work
  • Knowledge and working experience of textile wet processing or other environmental high impact manufacturing process (brought this up from the desired requirement)
  • Experience in managing small projects or portions of larger projects.
  • Analytical experience related to social or environmental topics
  • Strong program management and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to work independently, and under general direction.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity
  • Ability to establish strong relationships with cross-functional teams, business partners, and industry organizations
  • Meeting management/facilitation skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication



  • Degree in Environmental Science/Engineering or Sustainability or equivalent work experience
  • Knowledge and experience in working on different environmental sustainability projects e.g. PaCT, ZDHC, Detox, etc.
  • Past working experience or knowledge of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (IPE) and/or the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), would be a plus.
  • Certification in Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001), or Energy Management System (ISO 50001)
  • Experience working with global teams/business partners
  • Computer skill: expert in Excel
Company Profile
MNC Retail Chain

Contact Details

Company Name: The Recruiters
Executive Name: Neelam Kaul
Telephone: 9911179875
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