Sr Logistics Analyst - Transportation Analysis and Optimization

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Nov 22, 2017
Jan 12, 2018
Employment Status
Full Time
Primary Function: The Sr. Analyst, Transportation Analysis & Optimization, delivers logistics solutions and executes analysis to support optimal transportation decisions for merchandise sourced both internationally and domestically.    The Sr. Analyst works directly with internal and external stakeholders to ensure all dimensions of a logistics solution are considered in order to establish transportation-ownership terms between each merchandise vendor and Target.  This role is responsible for providing solutions that consider the financial and operational impacts to Target; monitors and validates these impacts; and supports implementation.Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals. As a Transportation Analyst, you'll take the lead on the following duties:Principal Duties:
• Identify and execute analysis to determine most optimal freight term agreements between both import and domestic vendors and Target. 
• Present summary of transportation options that include impacts to transportation expenses, import and/or domestic operations, and any applicable strategic merchandising considerations.
• Drive collaboration between transportation, merchandising teams, and vendor partners to initiate solutions around transportation-related concerns. 
• Serve as the main point of contact for vendor inquiries and general transportation-related questions.
• Execute domestic/import ship point optimization to validate current freight terms or renegotiate costing to drive savings when vendors change or close ship points.
• Responsible for reporting and tracking all financial impacts upon vendor business award, validate initial analysis and compares recommendation to the actual costs.
• Support ad-hoc logistics solutions requests for internal and external partners.

Minimum Requirements:
• A Bachelor's degree is required.
• Minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience within supply chain, logistics, and/or inventory management in a retail environment are required.
• Demonstrates strong analytical and problem solving skills.
• Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills are required.
• Strong ability to plan, manage, and prioritize time/tasks effectively.
• Self-motivated and demonstrates initiative; demonstrates ability to work independently.
• Ability to develop relationships, both internally and externally, and work in a team environment.
• Advanced knowledge of PC Windows based applications (Excel and Word) required.Desired Skills/Experiences:
• Knowledge of negotiation process and analytics
• In depth supply chain retail transportation knowledge
• Experience driving retail merchandising solutions