Logistics Analyst-Middle Mile (Full Time Remote or Hybrid)

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Jan 27, 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 Target.com-we 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 Middle Mile Logistics Analyst-Backhaul, you are responsible for partnering closely with multiple teams to analyze, identify, and implement potential solutions that allow for empty miles reduction. Responsibilities include monitoring and validating backhaul movements and performance, executing backhaul growth initiatives, and establishing best practices to align with key priorities. 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.

  • Monitoring and reviewing carrier performance vs expectations with operational teams; supporting carrier performance management
  • Responsible for providing solutions that consider the financial and operational impacts to Target
  • Monitors and validates the impacts of backhaul movements and uses data to support recommendations
  • Executes current program initiatives and ensures all dimensions are considered in order to establish financially beneficial utilization and optimization
  • Engage with internal and external partners to drive the business forward
  • Challenges existing processes where appropriate
  • Drive collaboration across key partners
  • Utilize and improve backhaul assessment tools and reporting
  • Publish savings reporting weekly

  • 4-year degree or equivalent experience
  • Relevant experience within supply chain sourcing/procurement, logistics, transportation industry
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate data insights to others
  • Self-motivated and demonstrates initiative; demonstrates ability to work independently
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel & Word

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 $49,700 to $89,500. 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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