Senior Supply Chain Analyst - Vendor Management

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Jan 11, 2019
Jan 23, 2019
Employment Status
Full Time
Description: 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—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 Supply Chain Operations means the opportunity to contribute to an emerging new team that's adding smart and capable people all the time. You will apply data science, analytics and your impressive technical and logistical aptitudes to make sure that our products are processed efficiently. Your passion meets your vision when it comes to working the data, solving problem statements, gap analysis and asking the all-important question of “What if … ?”

About the Job:

As a Supply Chain Analyst for the Direct Vendor Ship (DVS) team you will work to foster a strong relationship with our primary vendor in support of critical DVS Operations metrics. As a high performing member of the team you will work on initiatives intended to propel Target's DVS Supply Chain competencies forward to meet the needs of the future.  You will be responsible for working with vendors during on-boarding and throughout the vendor lifecycle.   You will be the main point of contact for vendors regarding order fulfillment processes to ensure requirements and guidelines are met.

Role works independently and is knowledgeable and accountable for work related to late order management, including:

  • Working closely with vendor partners to resolve operational issues
  • Troubleshoots vendor process and system issues contributing to order related issues
  • Provides key insights in written and verbal format to peers, leaders and partners
  • Accountable to contributing to the delivery of special projects that support overall DVS operations network health
  • Manage and collaborate with vendor partner to ensure expectations are clearly understood and met
  • Partner with EDABI, OMS, Item COE, and other operations teams to identify gaps and resolve issues as needed

About you:

  • 2-5 years e-commerce, supply chain or supply chain support area experience
  • Deep understanding of DVS business model, EDI requirements, and Target Order Management systems
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills - will interact with external partners on a recurring basis
  • Comfortable self-directing, self-motivating and figuring out the optimal path forward where not defined
  • Proven ability to work in fast paced environment


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