Store Logistics Lead Analyst | Store Ops | Inventory Accuracy

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Nov 06, 2016
Jan 15, 2017
Business, Other
Employment Status
Full Time


Apply business acumen, problem solving, technical oversight and deep quantitative / analytical skills to build a solution that delivers operational accuracy to Target's retail store operations.

The primary responsibilities include; critically evaluating existing business processes by applying a combination of lean, six-sigma and analytical tools, conducting exploratory data analysis to validate operational hypotheses and draw inferences, design analytical solutions that simplifies in-store execution of logistics processes, define KPIs that track the health of operations and design reporting that supports business ownership in stores 


·Conducts exploratory and root cause analysis to influence key business decisions on future process changes by identifying data requirements and data sources

·Extracts and formats data for analysis using data query tools

·Generate business critical insights using a mix of exploratory analysis techniques and business intuition

·Consult on data visualization by creating mock up reports using Tableau or MS-Excel

·Validate results through store visits, conference calls with field partners and business SMEs

·Clearly communicate issues and/ or results using data visualization tools

·Builds next generation solutions for Target stores that are scalable and locally relevant

·Uses stores knowledge and experience to create test cases and measurements to be run within stores

·Makes a determination on changes or updates needed for roll out using relevant key performance indicators

·Supports similar initiatives on other upstream inventory accuracy teams to ensure an end to end view of impact of process and system changes

·Communicates progress, milestones, challenges against plan, and escalation of issues to a wide group of stakeholders including but not limited to leaders, process owners, product owners, scrum master

·Clearly defines scope, methodology/action plan, timelines and stakeholders



·Four year college degree in a quantitative discipline (Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics)

·Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to influence others

·Strong analytical and problem solving skills

·Conversant with exploratory analysis techniques

·Conversant with relational databases

·Ability to query and format data as required for analysis

·Familiar with data visualization tools and techniques

·Strong planning, organizational and implementation skills

·Experience with data visualization in MS-Excel and/or Tableau (preferred)

·Familiarity with analytical tools like SAS, R and Python

·Excellent communication skills

·Demonstrated ability to work effectively in cross-functional team environments

·Ability to take initiative and work independently

·Ability to travel as required


·One to two years of Stores, Finance, MP or EDABI experience

·Previous experience in end-user computing environments

·Six Sigma/Lean experience

·Tableau knowledge

·SQL and Micro Strategy knowledge

·Exposure to BIG Data tools

·Exposure to statistical or analytical tools like SAS, R, and Python

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