Lead Supply Chain Analyst - Supply Chain Strategy

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Nov 26, 2020
Dec 19, 2020
Employment Status
Full Time
About Us:

Target is one of the world's most recognized brands and one of America's leading retailers.

Target Global Supply Chain and Logistics is evolving at a rapid pace. We are constantly reimagining how to get the right product to the guest better, faster and more cost effectively than before. We are operating smarter, better utilizing our resources and leveraging data driven decisions to deliver the convenience and service levels our guest demands. We are driven to win in this competitive, rapidly changing business by providing a differentiated and frictionless guest experience. Our teams work with the agility our mission requires, and we rapidly develop and deploy new approaches and processes that improve existing, and enable new capabilities. We are looking for exceptional people who are proactive, creative, independent, innovative, practical and comfortable with 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, and can build and execute effective plans to address? If so, you will have success on one of our dynamic teams.

About This Opportunity:

Do you have a passion for shaping the future Supply Chain and Logistics strategy for a fortune 50 company and one of America's leading Retailers? Are you excited at the prospect of disrupting the $6 trillion retail industry by designing, testing, implementing, and scaling cutting-edge omni-channel supply chain capabilities? Do you enjoy spearheading large scale changes and driving innovation through data and analytics? If so, Target's world class Network Planning Team is for you.

As a Lead Supply Chain Analyst - Supply Chain Strategy, you will contribute to the team that is at the heart of defining Target's supply chain strategy from sourcing our products to final delivery to our stores and guest's home. You will participate in strategic problem solving, including developing and testing hypotheses, creating conceptual frameworks, and conducting quantitative and qualitative analysis to solve some of the toughest problems retailers are facing today. You will work closely with stakeholders across the company in Finance, Properties, Merchandising, Stores, Food and Bev, and Global Supply Chain & Logistics teams to enable supply chain transformation. This role will help drive your career development through robust problem solving, influencing senior leaders, sharpening your technology skills, and giving you a deep understanding of omni-channel supply chains.

Project, Process, and Program Management
  • Influence leaders by providing accurate data analysis, interpretation, with well-founded insights. Impact and influence key decisions throughout the project life cycle in conjunction with senior leaders
  • Owns the entire end to end planning process, establishes timelines/milestones, communication, and defining deliverables
  • Develop and publish long-range capacity and capability requirements to influence improvements in Target's Supply Chain, inform capital plans and prioritization of future strategic initiatives
  • Leads large scale supply chain initiatives to deliver improved performance
  • Works cross-functionally with partners from Finance, Engineering & Activation, Inventory Management, Store Operations, Transportation, Indirect/Reverse Logistics and Field Operations to align on planning inputs, develop business cases, and recommend network topology changes
  • Identify roadblocks and communicate proactively to key stakeholders alerting them of potential delays

Data Modeling & Analysis
  • Ensures accuracy of all planning inputs and outputs by implementing validation processes and reasonability checks
  • Owns the design requirements and development of planning models
  • Gather and analyze supply chain data to understand the current state of Target's supply chain:
    • Develop analytical models to enhance understanding of supply chain data and collaborate with peers on approach and tools needed
    • Studies trends and performs correlation analysis
    • Develop insights through analyzing and visualizing data to inform and influence stakeholders
    • Identify areas of opportunity, potential solution sets, and formalize recommendations
  • Recommend changes and/or improvements in the supply chain based on findings
  • Provide data and analytics support for growth initiatives, including assessment and recommendations, with an emphasis on forward looking projects/questions
  • Conduct analysis on current and new projects impacting the supply chain network such as omni-channel, e-commerce fulfillment, and end to end replenishment strategies.

About You:
  • B.S. in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Business, Finance, Industrial Engineering, Operations Research or other related fields.
  • Masters or MBA preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience
  • Prefer candidates with previous Supply Chain experience / exposure (HQ or DC's)
  • Proven ability using data to drive changes/improvements in an operational environment
  • Ability to clearly and succinctly communicate complex concepts in written and verbal form
  • Good problem solving and project management experience
  • Comfortable with ambiguity
  • Can make decisions with little to no guidance from manager or other leaders
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with and influence senior leaders

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please visit your nearest Target store or Distribution Center or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.


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