Sr Logistics Analyst-Middle Mile Sourcing

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jul 20, 2021
Jul 27, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
Join us as a Senior Logistics Analyst Transportation

As a Senior Logistics Analyst of Middle Mile Transportation, you are responsible for partnering closely with the operational business teams to source transportation capacity solutions which deliver against business requirements for accuracy, speed, and cost. Responsibilities include leading carrier identification due diligence, rate negotiation and contracting by leveraging industry experience to efficiently match internal requirements with external capability. This position is responsible for supporting the procurement process, developing/negotiating/monitoring supplier agreements, and maintaining supplier relationships, implementing and enforcing processes and procedures, and integrating knowledge across modes for assigned transportation spend. The analyst is responsible for new carrier contracts and set up, bid documentation and bid analysis, bid scenario creation, and analytical updates to support strategic decisions. This role will set sourcing strategy and create project plans for bid events to help Target achieve transportation goals that serve our Guests.

  • Reviewing, analyzing, and negotiating capacity solutions to support dedicated store delivery solutions, yard suppliers, and additional Target node->Target node movements.
  • Working closely with transportation client teams to determine capacity needs and bid requirements
  • Planning and execution of sourcing strategy across multiple events; ensuring accurate and timely pricing
  • Creating, reviewing, completing and maintaining Carrier and Shipper Agreements
  • Reviewing and negotiating 3rd party provider contracts (Carrier and 3PL)
  • Collaborating with legal department regarding contracts and other legal matters
  • Monitoring and reviewing carrier performance vs expectations with operational teams; supporting carrier performance management
  • Developing and executing analysis and reports pertaining to historical/current transportation network plans and data
  • Owning 3rd party provider relationships through strategic sponsorship
  • Evaluating and screening potential new carriers for logistics services
  • Leading projects as assigned and delegating responsibility to others within the team for contribution to the projects
  • Acting as an internal logistics consultant to support client teams
  • Point of escalation for operations involving addition of new business or removal of carrier business due to performance or costing issues
  • Sources and secures capacity for one-off volume spikes and ad-hoc requests

  • 4-year degree or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of relevant experience within supply chain sourcing/procurement, logistics, transportation industry
  • Proven expertise in pricing logistics solutions
  • Negotiations experience
  • Proven ability to communicate clearly in difficult situations
  • Proven ability to effectively collaborate with multiple business partners (internal and external)
  • Ability to develop relationships, both internally and externally, and work in a team environment
  • Proven ability in performance management of 3rd party providers
  • Project management experience
  • Self-motivated and demonstrates initiative; demonstrates ability to work independently
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to sort through ambiguity and work in undefined projects
  • Strong ability to plan, manage, and prioritize time/tasks effectively
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel & Word

Desired Requirements
  • Experience with SAP, SciQuest, or equivalent sourcing tool
  • Knowledge of general supply chain planning concepts
  • Working knowledge of Transportation EDI standards
  • Transportation Systems experience including working knowledge of JDA transportation management solutions

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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