Logistics Analyst

Employer
Target
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Posted
Sep 14, 2021
Closes
Sep 22, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
Description:
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 Target.com-we 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.

A role in Global Transportation and Logistics means you'll focus on the efficient transportation of product from around the world into the United States. You'll establish and develop great relationships with our carriers to ensure timely delivery to stores and guests. Additionally, you'll be responsible for analyzing transportation freight terms and contracts that maximize speed, reliability, and cost effectiveness. By managing complex processes, logistics and carrier relationships, you'll work to ensure we meet our guests' demand.

The Logistics Analyst plays a critical role on the team responsible for the management of freight transported through Target's Domestic First Mile to all Target Distribution Centers, (RDC's, FDC's, FC's, UDC's) and 3rd Party Consolidators in a timely and cost-effective manner, (TL, IM, LTL, Backhaul). The Logistic Analyst holds 3rd party carriers responsible to high performance expectations and participates in deep root-cause problem solving as issues arise. Responsible for daily performance management of carriers and vendors through detailed scorecard management.

As a Logistics Analyst, you will be responsible for assessing and improving the guest requirements of our network working through a regional or national carrier. You'll identify opportunities for efficiency and contribute to a strong culture of excellence by addressing performance defects discovered through data analysis and ensuring that clear expectations are set and met. Daily problem solving with internal and external parties to ensure freight is moving on time is key to ensure freight is available for our guests.

About You:
  • 4 year degree or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of 2 years' relevant experience within supply chain
  • Ability to sort through data to identify root cause and leverage for problem solving
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated and demonstrates initiative; demonstrates ability to work independently
  • Proven ability to performance management of 3rd party providers
  • Project management experience
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to effectively communicate data insights to others
  • Knowledge of JDA, Transportation Management Systems, and DOMO desired


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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