Sr Operations Research Analyst - Supply Chain Optimization

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sep 14, 2021
Sep 29, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time

About This Opportunity

At Target, our mission is to become America's easiest place to shop. Do you want to shape the future Supply Chain and Logistics strategy for a fortune 30 company and one of America's leading Retailer? Are you excited at the prospect of analyzing large data sets and solving complex real world problems? Do you enjoy spearheading large scale changes and driving innovation through data and analytics? Do you want to optimize Target's Supply Chain? If so, Target's world class Network Planning Team is for you.

As a Senior Operations Research Analyst, you will contribute to the team that is at the heart of Target's supply chain strategy. Within the network capacity team, you will develop cutting edge in-house tools and optimization models that drive operational performance. You will work closely with stakeholders across the company in Finance, Merchandising, Stores and GSCL 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, giving you a deep understanding of omnichannel supply chains.

Data Modeling & Analysis
  • Build automated reports on business metrics in Hadoop/Spark environment.
  • Provide insights on underlying supply chain patterns through application based visualization with programming languages like R, Python.
  • Deploy data-science techniques and recommend algorithmic solutions to business problems based on big data analytics, data mining and statistical modelling.
  • Conduct forecasting to determine volumes and shifts ensuring necessary capacity requirements.

Project, Process, and Program Management
  • Provide analytical support for projects and programs such as throughput and storage capacity optimization , inventory health management, assortment selection, demand forecasting etc.
  • 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.
  • Develop reports from complex unstructured data and proactively manage their quality on a timely basis.

Consulting and Process Improvement
  • Provide data support to the peers as well as broader team stakeholders.
  • Ensure consistency and clarity so all processes stay current and are updated on schedule.

  • BA/BS in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Physics, Computer Science or relevant work experience
  • A minimum of 2 year work experience in Data Analytics.
  • Proficiency with SQL as well as knowledge of R/Python.
  • Prefer candidates with previous Supply Chain experience and exposure (HQ or DC's).
  • A strong passion for empirical research and for answering hard questions with data.
  • 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.
  • Proven problem solving and project management experience.

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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