Sr. Inventory Intelligence Manager, Prototyping and Automation (Full-Time Remote or Hybrid)

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jan 06, 2022
Jan 30, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
About us:

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

Target Global Supply Chain and Logistics (GSCL) 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 online-we deliver the convenience and immediate gratification they demand and deserve. 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 out 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 Inventory Management (GIM) means applying your specialized and well-informed point of view to what we buy, from whom, how much and where it needs to go from there. You'll use the right combination of data and expertise to achieve the best possible product availability through proper inventory positioning. You'll also focus on the efficient transportation of product around the world, while ensuring compliance with U.S. Customs regulations and achieving the best possible product availability through proper inventory positioning. You'll not only establish and develop great relationships with our vendors to encourage on-time shipment and delivery to stores and ultimately guests, but you'll also analyze transportation supplier capabilities and contracts for maximum speed, reliability and cost effectiveness.

A role in Inventory Planning and Control, IPC, (a division of Global Inventory Management) means applying your specialized and well-informed point of view to what we buy, from whom, how much and where it needs to go from there. You'll work with engineers in Target Technology Services and Data Science to develop the algorithms that determine how much inventory we purchase from suppliers, and which stores or fulfillment centers need inventory at what time to allow Target to operate successfully and meet the needs of the guest. Product Teams at Target Corporation are accountable for the delivery of business outcomes enabled through technology and analytic products that are easy to use, easily maintained and highly reliable. Product teams have one shared backlog that is inclusive of all product, technology and design work.


As a Sr. Inventory Intelligence Manager you will be responsible for working with Inventory Management teams to help them overcome challenges in processes and daily routines through the development of automations and analytics. You accomplish this through the combination of technical (coding) skills and knowledge of Target's Inventory Management and Supply Chain applications and processes.

Our team operates in the space between Target's inventory management product applications and the business teams to quickly and pragmatically address challenges the business faces. Through automation of processes, web application interactions, and consolidation of data from disparate data stores, we enable the teams to move quickly and eliminate the time consuming tasks that take time away from strategic work.

Specific to this role:
  • Build new tools and automations to help business users across Target do their jobs more effectively and efficiently, through the use of our internal automation platform, Atlas.
  • Work with Inventory Management & Supply Chain Leadership to support key decisions using data analytics.
  • Support a product portfolio utilized by more than 1,000 users across Target.
  • Work directly with Inventory Management and Inventory Management Operations teams to identify opportunities to work more efficiently, bridge gaps between needs and current capabilities.
  • Work directly with Technical Product teams to improve processes and inform the design for future Inventory Management applications.
  • Collaborate with Operations Intelligence and Data Science teams to develop metrics and reporting in support of Inventory Management

About you:
  • 4-year college degree (or equivalent experience)
  • Experience with retail and/or inventory management and supply chain
  • Demonstrated ability to breakdown complex problems, identify root cause of the issue, and develop sustainable solutions
  • Experience developing prototyping solutions (such as rapid problem solving or path to production)
  • Experience with automating and simplifying complex processes.
  • Experience in data analytics, preferably through SQL, python, or similar languages

This position may be considered for a Full-Time Remote or Hybrid work arrangement based on Target's needs. A Hybrid work arrangement means the team members core role will be a blend of virtual and onsite at a Target location. A Full-Time Remote work arrangement means the team member works full-time from home or an alternate location that's not a Target location, does not have a desk at their primary HQ work location and may travel to HQ up to 4 times a year.

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada residents is $62,500 to $112,500. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, Target cares about and invests in you as a team member, so that you can take care of yourself and your family. Find competitive benefits from financial and education to well-being and beyond.

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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