Director - S&OP Forecasting

Employer
Target
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Posted
Jun 23, 2018
Closes
Aug 01, 2018
Category
Management
Employment Status
Full Time
Description: About us:Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading retailers.
Target Global Supply Chain and Logistics
is evolving at an incredible pace. We are constantly reimagining how we get the right product to the right guest even better, faster and more cost effectively than before. We are becoming more intelligent, automated and algorithmic in our decision-making, so that no matter how guests shop—in stores or on Target.com—we deliver the convenience and immediate gratification they demand and deserve. We are on a mission to win decisively over any competitor, with a seamless and superior guest service experience unlike any they can offer. Our teams work with the agility our mission requires, and we constantly come together to implement new processes in record time. So we're looking for exceptional people who are proactive, creative, independent, innovative, risk-savvy and comfortable working in varying degrees of ambiguity. Are you a critical thinker who seeks the root cause and can analyze both qualitatively and quantitatively? Are you a creative problem-solver who simplifies problems, quickly identifies solutions, commits to a plan and then positively influences others to execute it? If so, you will have success on one of our dynamic teams.
A role in Network Planning and Global Intelligence means creating industry leading intelligence solutions to drive best in class omnichannel guest experiences at the lowest cost to Target.  You might focus on enabling the future transportation operating model, optimizing inventory management, driving topology planning or leveraging deep business insights and analytics to propel Target's supply chain.  As a network steward, we create forecasts, design inventory optimization strategies and leverage technology to ensure our inventory is available at the right time, in the right places and quantity to meet the needs of our guests, stores and operational goals.  Super-powered first and foremost by our people, and supported by robust process and technology, we are a team of data-focused, curious minds who love to solve hard problems to enable a dynamic, fast paced Supply Chain network.As the Director - S&OP Forecasting, you lead a team to develop comprehensive, channel specific 13-week rolling operational forecasts and multi-horizon planning strategies in an omni-channel supply chain, set key business objectives (OKRs) to further the evolution of and adoption of S&OP, and usher in new forecasting technologies and techniques.  You will need to leverage your knowledge of retail sales, digital fulfillment, statistics and inventory and replenishment practices, as well as the ability to incorporate customer feedback and other relevant data points to assess value, develop cases, and prioritize the direction and desired outcomes for your team. You ‘own the forecast' for multiple channels including digital fulfillment and food distribution centers, ensuring that all key stakeholder needs are met while driving adoption of S&OP as the single source of truth for operational planning.  You will develop and actively outline customer themes through thoughtful narratives while prioritizing solving for the largest causes of forecast and operational variance to drive the highest impact work for your team and stakeholders. You will help define and drive adoption of Target's advanced forecasting and ordering technologies (DFE, IPC) - and deploy and scale throughout the enterprise.   You will encourage the open exchange of information and viewpoints, as well as inspire others to achieve challenging goals and high standards of performance while committing to the organization's direction.  You will foster sense of urgency to achieve goals and leverage resources to overcome unexpected obstacles, and partner with product teams across the organization to help them achieve their goals while pursuing and completing yours.Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.  About you:
  • Bachelors or advanced degree in supply chain management, business, math, advanced statistics, economics, operations research and/or computer science
  • Proven experience with digital fulfillment, demand planning/inventory management and balancing end-to-end supply chain considerations and trade-offs.
  • 5-7 Years leadership experience
  • Experience with statistical methods, machine learning techniques and programing languages (Python, R, SQL)
  • Harbor a strong passion for empirical research and for answering hard questions with data and convey it with excellent written and verbal communication skills

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