Sr Supply Chain Analyst Automation Continuous Improvement

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Dec 13, 2021
Jan 16, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
About us:

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

Targets Food Supply Chain 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. 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 on the Capacity Planning Team within Food Supply Chain means being relentlessly focused on how we can drive Product Availability to our stores and guests by increasing throughput and storage capacity across our network. Our teams work with the agility our mission requires, and we constantly come together to implement and iterate new processes in record time. We're looking for exceptional people who are proactive, creative, independent, innovative, risk-savvy and comfortable working in varying degrees of ambiguity. You will work cross-functionally with experts from across F&B, GSCL, and Stores to support co-creation of solutions to reduce labor cost, increase throughout and storage capacity, improve speed and quality for replenishment activities, as well as balance our current and future network demand. You will help scope a broad set of initiatives and ideas to help identify the specific problem, potential impact, and the resources needed to solve; you'll also be actively engaged in developing solutions alongside experts from across the organization including Field Operations, Store Operations, Transportation, Inventory Management and Data Science.

As a Sr. Supply Chain Analyst in Food Supply Chain, you will be responsible for managing the continuous improvement of throughput capabilities in our Automation nodes. The position will work across the enterprise to gather data, identify opportunities, and create sustainable routines to prioritize and implement solutions. This role will provide an ideal opportunity to work within a highly collaborative, cross-functional team managing across leadership, and operational teams. You will facilitate communication and alignment between FSC and third party contractors on high profile initiatives to enable progress toward our goals. You will coordinate end to end process development for some initiatives and lead as a Supply Chain Analyst to align scope, deliverables, resources, finances, and timelines. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs. More specifically, you will:
  • Become an expert in the Automation systems leveraged by Target FDCs
  • Lead the continuous improvement of Automation system throughput capability (end to end)
  • Work with Automation Partners, GSCL, and FSC Leadership to manage performance to contractual agreements and make updates to those contracts where applicable
  • Plan and execute all weekly and monthly performance reviews between Automation Partners and Target

About you:
  • Four-year degree or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of supply chain experience
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Proven ability to effectively collaborate, influence without authority, and manage conflict effectively
  • Highly flexible and comfortable working in an ambiguous, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to manage parallel efforts within a complex, highly matrixed organization
  • Strong communication, organization, and stakeholder management skills

Preferred skillsets/experience:
  • Ability to think in terms of the future state, challenging the status quo, and helping to identify paths from current to future capabilities
  • Understanding of operations within a distribution center (ideally a Witron, Swisslog, Other temperature-controlled environment) and/or technology within sites
  • Supply chain experience in multiple supply chain business areas (functions)
  • Experience leveraging and managing work within Smartsheet tools
  • PMI, AGILE, PMP (Project Management Professional), Lean/6 Sigma/SmartSheet certifications
  • Ability to travel up to 20%

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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