Manager - Responsible Sourcing with a MNC Retail Chain, Delhi
Experience: 5 - 8 Years
Compensation: 15L - 18L
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
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Key Competency Expectations
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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