Sr Manager Logistics-Backhaul (Full Time Remote or Hybrid)

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Jan 26, 2022
Feb 02, 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 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. 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 on the Middle Mile team in Global Transportation and Logistics means managing the movement of inventory from Target node to Target node through collaboration across pyramids, consistent execution of standardized processes, and carrier performance management to drive optimal execution and on time performance for our Target teams and Guests.

As a Sr. Manager-Backhaul, you will develop the roadmap for future backhaul optimization by managing both the long & short term objectives in line with the backhaul purpose. The purpose of the Target Backhaul Program is to improve route and asset utilization, with an ultimate goal of lowering total expenses to Target. Your focus will be goal-centric expansion to backhaul by identifying additional vendor and facilities that support empty mile reduction and lowering of expense. Additionally, you will collaborate with partners across teams to support process improvement and eliminate obstacles that impede the ability to perform successful backhauls. Core responsibilities of the Sr. Manager include implementing solutions cross-functionally, prioritization of key initiatives, communication and building trust with stakeholders, and creatively approaching challenges and advocating for new ideas. You'll also be actively engaged in developing solutions alongside experts from across the organization including Field Operations, Safety, Engineering and Facilities, Store Operations, Construction, Properties, First Mile Transportation, Last Mile Transportation, IRL, Food and Beverage, Network Planning, Inventory Management and Data Sciences. This role is also responsible for supporting a holistic transportation strategy through HQ partnerships, broader transportation and building collaboration, an understanding of Target's domestic carrier fleet, and influencing sustainable processes that lead to an efficient use of Target's asset and cost savings. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:
  • Provide clear communication and direction to carriers, operations team, and key partners to connect to shared vision, strategy and values
  • Support continuous improvement opportunities through program management within the middle mile transportation logistics tying back to our global supply chain vision
  • Support execution and program management of future Middle Mile Transportation initiatives
  • Understand the unique departments, job functions, processes and performance expectations for all middle mile building types and how they impact operational process and quality needs.
  • Use data trends, reporting, and collaboration to achieve short and long-term process improvements to enhance Target's Middle Mile Transportation Operations.
  • Monitor KPI trends and drive for exceptional performance.
  • Collaborate and maintain partnerships between operational teams, HQ partners and the middle mile transportation field team.
  • Prioritizes workstream for both short and long term direction
  • Explores, analyzes and designs tests for new opportunities
  • Builds strong internal and external partnerships

  • 4 year degree or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of 3 years' experience in operational roles
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in all situations with strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong reasoning, analytical, project management and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills are required.
  • Strong ability to plan, manage, and prioritize time/tasks effectively.
  • Self-motivated and demonstrates initiative; demonstrates ability to work independently.
  • Ability to develop relationships, both internally and externally, and work in a team environment.
  • Advanced knowledge of PC Windows based applications (Excel and Word) required.

Desired Requirements:
  • Experience in backhaul management or carrier management
  • Understanding of PC Miler, JDA, VMM

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 $81,300 to $146,400. 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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