Sr Logistics Analyst - Last Mile Sourcing (HQ or Remote Based)

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Oct 13, 2021
Oct 25, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
About us:

Target is one of the world's most recognized brands and one of America's leading retailers.

Target Global Supply Chain and Logistics is evolving at a rapid pace. We are constantly reimagining how to get the right product to the guest better, faster and more cost effectively than before. We are operating smarter, better utilizing our resources and leveraging data driven decisions to deliver the convenience and service levels our guest demands. We are driven to win in this competitive, rapidly changing business by providing a differentiated and frictionless guest experience. Our teams work with the agility our mission requires, and we rapidly develop and deploy new approaches and processes that improve existing, and enable new capabilities. We are looking for exceptional people who are proactive, creative, independent, innovative, practical and comfortable with 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, and can build and execute effective plans to address? If so, you will have success on one of our dynamic teams.

Last Mile Operations at Target is responsible for moving E-Commerce shipments from our unique Omnichannel fulfillment network to our Guests' homes. Our mission is to do so in a way that meets Target's guest experience expectations and achieves enterprise financial and growth objectives. This role will be responsible for sourcing capacity solutions in support of that mission including identifying, vetting, negotiating contracts, and onboarding new last mile delivery providers.

As a Sr. Logistics Analyst, you will:
  • Identify and onboard last mile capacity providers to support last mile ship to home demand
  • In partnership with Strategic Sourcing, negotiate contract details with external providers
  • Support strategies and efforts to achieve delivery experience, sales and profitability objectives
  • Develop scalable solutions and key performance indicators to monitor supply chain performance
  • Perform complex data analysis to understand cost, capacity, and service potential of prospective last mile carriers
  • Streamline and simplify complex sourcing and contracting processes through technology
  • Use data and metrics to deeply understand the business, identify areas in need of improvement and measure the impact of actions.
  • Advocate for decisions based on what is good for Target holistically and act as agents for change instead of accepting the status quo.

Core responsibilities are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:
  • Four-year degree or equivalent experience
  • Operational management experience
  • Expertise in SQL, ETL, and BI (Tableau, Domo, etc.) experience in a large-scale, complex business environment
  • Strong analytical and reasoning skills
  • Data-driven approach to problem solving
  • Proven track record of taking ownership and driving results
  • Can make decisions with little to no guidance from manager or other leaders
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience in distribution or transportation
  • Experience working on Big Data technologies like Hadoop and Hive
  • 6Sigma 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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