Sr. Analyst, Procurement (SQL, Python/R)

Employer
Target
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Posted
Jul 20, 2021
Closes
Aug 04, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
Description:
About us:

Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading retailers.

Right on pace with Target's distinctive and beloved retail brand, the Procurement team works across the business to maximize every resource, asset and relationship. We use good data, in-depth analysis and cross-functional insights to identify and communicate best practices, elevating our sourcing and procurement activities to achieve their very highest potential.

A role with Procurement is a chance to positively impact several key areas of Target's business. Your input will ensure that Target realizes the expected value from the terms of our agreements that comprise nearly a $10 billion annual spend toward innovative and competitively priced goods and services by:
  • Promoting best practices across the entire company by developing deep knowledge and client relationships in each spend category
  • Providing expert integrated business planning and stakeholder management for all indirect items and services
  • Applying intelligent rate, demand and specification levers to source, negotiate and contract services while sustainably lowering costs
  • Propelling the business with accurate and comprehensive demand forecasting, financial planning and item setup
  • Changing the game for our internal online catalog end users by making the entire buying process faster and simpler
  • Helping us cultivate Target's partnerships with diverse, community-minded suppliers who are committed to economic development and job growth


As a Sr Analyst, you will conduct exploratory analysis by applying appropriate statistical methods to identify gaps and improvement opportunities in existing forecast/process design. You will also identify process improvement opportunities by applying appropriate optimization or other analytical methods, create metrics/KPIs/measurements, and reporting to support the indirect category teams key strategic initiatives as well as scalable analytics and reporting solutions in partnership with Data Science teams. It is important that this role communicates, collaborates and engages across the organization by representing Procurement initiatives and key enterprise initiatives. This role requires advanced proficiency in data analysis, statistical modeling and optimization.

About you:
  • Bachelors required with 4-6 years' experience in data analytics or reporting
  • Relevant business knowledge, preferably in retail, logistics or warehouse
  • Must possess strong analytical skills and have the ability to work with mathematical concepts
  • Experience with statistical analysis, multi-variant testing strategies and concepts, regression modeling and forecasting, time series analysis, data mining, financial analysis, economic order quantity modeling, game theory and optimization
  • Ability to define problem, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to write and understand SQL (Hive, Teradata, etc.) and use SQL to bring insight to life via key BI tools
  • Conversant with SAS, R, Python or other analytics tools
  • Intermediate to advanced understanding of analytical and statistical techniques including model building and experimental design.
  • Proven business partnership connecting business questions with technical skills needed to address them


Desired Requirements:
  • Higher level Analyst SME
  • Industry Expertise (Data Analytics & Reporting)
  • Responsible for analytics and reporting strategy on key initiatives
  • Analytics and Reporting (75%) Strategy and Execution (25%)


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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