Lead Analyst S&OP Forecasting, Food Supply Chain (Full-Time Hybrid or Remote)

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Apr 29, 2022
May 21, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
About us:

Target is 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 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 over any competitor, with a seamless and superior guest service experience. Our teams work with the agility our mission requires, and we 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 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.

As a Lead Analyst, Food Distribution Centers on the Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) Team you will have the opportunity to contribute to an emerging team that's adding smart and capable people all the time. You will partner with Inventory Management, Merchandise Planning, and S&OP business analysts to build weekly operational forecasts and longer range quarterly plans for the Food Distribution Centers (FDCs) and 3PL network. You will share those forecasts with Field and leadership teams and you will lead routines to continuously improve forecast accuracy and utility. You will work closely with Food Supply Chain, Field, Transportation, and other partner teams to understand site capabilities across time horizons and proactively identify pinch points between field capabilities and forecasts. When problems arise you will lead partner teams to proactively develop solutions that support Target's sales and financial goals and appropriately balance business needs and operational risks.

Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:
  • Four-year degree in an analytical field (ex. Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Business, Industrial Engineering) or relevant experience
  • 5+ years of work experience in supply chain management or similar fields
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate across teams and build strong, cross-function relationships
  • Ability to build consensus, influence and negotiate at senior levels
  • Comfort working through ambiguity and leading peers
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skill set. A passion for empirical research and for answering hard questions with data and analysis.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. An ability to distill information into actionable, persuasive insights and present to varying levels of leadership.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 2+ years Food Supply Chain or Sales and Operations Planning experience

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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