Sr Logistics Analyst

3 days left

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Oct 13, 2018
Oct 18, 2018
Employment Status
Full Time
Description: PRIMARY FUNCTIONThe primary function of this role is to support Target's Outbound Logistics operation through data analysis. Transportation Analysts will be responsible for identifying and exploring data sets in order to create actionable metrics and reports for operations teams.Analysts will also be responsible for managing and improving processes described by their analysis. They will use data and insights to influence peers, leaders, and third party partners. This includes mining the data for performance improvement and expense savings opportunities and recommending solutions to business problems by building quantitative business cases. The team currently uses a wide variety of analytics tools such as Excel, R, SQL, and proprietary BI platforms (similar to Tableau) to work with small, sparse datasets as well as big data platforms like Hadoop.In situations where reliable data does not exist, analysts will look for creative ways to obtain data, influence system owners to build data, or create processes to capture data.Focuses may be long term when the scope is large or when focused on influencing partners. Alternatively, results may be urgent when in support of major company events such as Black Friday, Green Monday, Back to School, or Back to College.MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
  • 4 year degree in supply chain, operations, economics, or related field
  • Proficient with one or more tools for analysis and reporting
  • Proven track record of taking ownership and driving results
  • Process-oriented with strong analytical and communication skills
  • Intellectual curiosity and a demonstrated ability to learn and apply new skills and tools to business problems
  • Ability to think strategically and tactically within a dynamic, fast-paced organization
  • Prefer candidates with previous Supply Chain experience/exposure
  • Comfort with ambiguity
  • Track record of driving innovation/invention
  • Can make decisions with little to no guidance from manager or other leaders
  • A strong passion for empirical research and for answering hard questions with data


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