Senior Logistics Analyst, Middle Mile Scheduling & Optimization (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.

Middle Mile Transportation is focused on delivering inventory to Target's stores on-time and in the most efficient way possible. Middle Mile owns the strategy and execution of all transportation movement between Target buildings, (store delivery and node to node movement), through partnership with 3rd party carriers. In addition to the transportation movement, Middle Mile is responsible for the safety and execution of all yards within the Target Network.

As a Sr. Analyst of Middle Mile Scheduling and Optimization you will play a central role in supporting these initiatives. This individual will be responsible for forecasting RDC to Store deliveries. Working hand in hand with field, stores, inventory, and S&OP partners to drive consistency and reliability across the Middle Mile network by moving product through our network as efficiently as possible. This highly collaborative, cross-functional role that is responsible for working with upstream patterns to understand freight flow expectations and working with store partners on creating the most efficient unload schedule to move product into the stores. The team currently uses a wide variety of analytics tools including Excel/Access, R, Python, SQL, TM (JDA / Blue Yonder platform), TMW, and Greenfield (similar to Domo) to work with small, sparse datasets as well as big data platforms similar to Hadoop.

  • Forecasting RDC to Store Deliveries
  • Transportation point of contact for inventory, S&OP and Store partners
  • Model and analyze freight flow scenarios and corresponding store unload schedules
  • Reactive modeling for freight flow variances and present downstream impacts to carriers and stores
  • Use data and metrics to understand the business, identify areas in need of improvement, support others and measure the impact of our actions
  • Become subject matter expert on upstream inventory flow expectations and downstream store unload requirements
  • Creative problem solving and cross functional collaboration for continuous improvement

  • 4-year degree in supply chain, operations, economics or related field
  • Proven track record of taking ownership and driving results
  • Cross-Functional leadership experience
  • Analytical, Creative and Innovative approach to solving problems
  • Excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability to tailor communication to different audiences.
  • Can make decisions with little to no guidance from manager or other leaders
  • Strong root-cause analyses track record and the ability to problem solve independently
  • Scripting experience preferred with at least one of the following or similar: R, Python, SQL, etc.

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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