Sr Inventory Analyst DSD

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Dec 01, 2021
Dec 29, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
Job Description

Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading retailers.

At Target, food is life. So it's the mission of our newly integrated Food & Beverage organization to help our guests more easily discover the joy of food. We thrive on giving families new favorite ways to eat well and cook less, simply and affordably. With curated in-store experiences and a streamlined assortment designed to inspire and save time, we understand the importance of food to our guests' everyday life-from snack duty at soccer practice to important family gatherings and holidays. Join our centralized Food & Beverage team where you'll partner with people from literally every area of the business. Here, you'll help Target offer our guests a reliably wonderful experience with the freshness, selection and value they expect and deserve from Target.

A role in Target's Food Supply Chain is a chance to truly serve our guests with speed, freshness and quality. We strengthen the efficiency of product delivery to provide the highest quality food products to our guests-on time, every time. Here, your role might be extracting business insights from data, solving problem statements, conducting gap analysis and recommending focus areas for leadership. Or you'll be an inventory management resource whose specialized point of view informs what we buy, from whom, how much and where it needs to go from there. You'll leverage new data and reporting to achieve the best possible product availability, and develop great relationships with our vendors/distributors to encourage on-time delivery in full.


As the Sr. Inventory Analyst within the DSD team you'll have the opportunity to scope, develop, test, and implement strategies to improve inventory reliability within our Direct-Store-Delivery assortment. You will work with key vendor partners while collaborating across Target's internal Food and Beverage teams to drive sustainable improvements to the Inventory team's processes and the systems used to support decision making.


Use your skills, experience, and creativity to develop innovative solutions and provide a best-in-class guest experience. As a Sr. Inventory Analyst for DSD, you'll be responsible for:
  • Leveraging strong project management skills to scope, scale, analyze, and create solutions addressing root cause to Direct-Store-Delivery related initiatives and projects.
  • Partnering closely with various teams across the organization including Food Supply Chain, Merchandising, Store Ops, and many others to develop and execute key strategic priorities while serving as a key support partner of the core business unit of Buyers, Planners, and Core Inventory Analysts
  • Be a key thought partner in the evolution of reporting to support DSD execution for stores, vendors and distributors
  • Leveraging strong data analytics skills to break down problems and influence business decisions
  • Regularly managing multiple timing and actions supporting different project milestones and deadlines ensuring each project stays on track to delivering key objectives
  • Utilizing strong communication skills to regularly keep project sponsors and leadership teams informed of project progress and completion
  • Driving DSD reliability metrics while coaching and developing L4 Inventory Analysts on DSD execution

About you:
  • 4-year degree or equivalent experience
  • 2 or more years Inventory Management experience
  • Understanding of store backroom process and store DSD receiving process preferred
  • Self-starter with strong organization skills and ability to work independently to prioritize and take action
  • Strong data analytics skills with a drive to continue to dig until a root cause is identified
  • Highly accountable and demonstrated ability to lead through others to drive sustainable improvement
  • Strong ability to build partnerships and collaborate across the organization and external partners
  • Flexibility & resiliency; comfortable working in 'grey areas' that are constantly changing
  • Direct communication skills and demonstrated ability to tailor communication to different levels of leaders and audiences
  • Desire to learn new capabilities and enabling others to do the same

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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