Sr. Supply Chain Analyst - Sortation Centers (HQ or Remote Based)

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Sep 03, 2021
Sep 23, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time

About us: 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 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.

The Last Mile Operations & Integration team at Target is responsible for moving E-Commerce shipments from our unique Omnichannel fulfillment network to our Guests' homes. More than 80% of that volume originates in over 1400 of our Stores making Target the largest volume true Omnichannel shipper out there. Servicing the transportation out of that huge distributed network and high volumes means a simultaneous microscopic attention to day to day detail as well as the ability to step back and think strategically in order to drive change within Target and with our carriers to fully leverage our Stores as Hubs strategy and provide maximum Best in Class Guest Experience.

This roles supports Target's Sortation Center network by anticipating future business needs, identifying opportunities for innovation and improvement, and developing & executing strategies to improve efficiencies by optimizing performance and expense. Gathers and analyzes data to solve highly complex business problems, evaluating multiple scenarios to predict and plan for future outcomes and support decision making. Provides thought leadership and peer coaching to lower level analysts, and uses data to influence peers and leaders, driving toward action and leading key partners toward the right business decisions.

Data Modeling & Analysis
• Deploy technology based algorithmic solutions to address business needs
• Recommend solutions to business problems based on analyzing large data models, data mining, leveraging optimization tools, machine learning techniques, and statistics
• Build and conduct simulations of supply chain under new parameters to understand impact of proposed changes to supply chain performance and make appropriate recommendations
• Use data mining and statistical modeling to research inputs and develop scenarios for simulation models
• Conduct analysis on current and new projects impacting the supply chain network such as multichannel, business intelligence and end to end replenishment strategies.
• Use historical trend data and future commitments to determine volumes and shifts to ensure necessary capacity requirements meet business needs.

Project, Process, and Program Management
• Support and provide recommendations for projects and programs such as end to end supply chain initiatives and optimization.
• 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.
• Manage relationships with internal partners to keep them informed on the Distribution perspective and impact related to supply chain initiatives.
• Identify roadblocks and communicate proactively to key stakeholders alerting them of potential delays.

Consulting and Process Improvement
• Lead peers in the development of process documentation related to Distribution Planning procedures and systems, forecasting, and workload planning.
• Ensure consistency and clarity so all processes stay current and are updated on schedule.
• Recommend appropriate responses to regulatory agency, external vendors and internal partner inquiries.

About you:
• Bachelor's Degree in math, statistics, analytics, and/or computer science
• A minimum of 3 years experience in Big Data Analytics
• M.S. in operations research math, advanced statistics, physics, and/or computer science preferred
• Good problem solving and project management experience
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• A strong passion for empirical research and for answering hard questions with data
• Prefer candidates with previous Supply Chain experience / exposure (HQ or DC's)

• Ability to travel up to 40%

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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