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

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
May 10, 2022
May 19, 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 Middle Mile Sr Logistics Analyst-Backhaul, you will play a central role in supporting the current and future backhaul roadmap, executing against both short and long term program goals while holding support partners, both internal and external, accountable to key performance indicators along the way. This role will identify, analyze and lead the activation of new backhaul growth opportunities for both existing and prospective we-pay vendor suppliers and 3PL facility locations, with the primary goal of reducing empty miles and increasing asset utilization, to ultimately lower total expenses to Target. Not only will this role support backhaul growth, but will also ensure the advancement made is sustainable as well. This highly collaborative role is responsible for working cross-functionally alongside experts from across the organization to understand both pre-existing/future roadblocks and how to strategically solve problems to advance the backhaul mission, including but not limited to 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 will also utilize a wide variety of applications and tools to accomplish analysis, such as Excel/Access, Domestic Transportation Manager (JDA/Blue Yonder), VRS, VMM, Mercury/Apollo Tracking, NTA, Smartsheet and Greenfield/Domo.

  • Analyze and provide recommendations for new backhaul opportunities based on analysis scoping from both internal and external key support partners, as well as self-executed identification and research
  • Take conversion decision(s) from backhaul program leadership and own operational activation/rollout planning
  • Coordinate and lead new backhaul node carrier, vendor and field onboarding management
  • Measure and track sustainability for new backhaul conversion growth, and ensure partners, both internal and external, are held accountable to continuous execution
  • Identify carrier performance management trends for all domestic regions serviced by Target and hold strategic partners accountable to operational key performance indicator goals, including but not limited to On-Time Pickup/Delivery %, Deadhead % and EDI Compliance %
  • Identify and maintain current and future financial productivity savings processes; track and publish productivity performance to both operational and financial partners as well as provide contextual input in productivity performance compared to goal
  • Create and maintain updates to core backhaul team internal standard operating procedures and external partner documentation

  • 4-year degree in supply chain, operations, economics or other related field or equivalent experience
  • Proven track record of taking ownership and driving results
  • Cross-functional leadership experience
  • Analytical, creative and innovative approach to solving problems
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills and demonstrated ability to tailor communication to different audiences
  • Self-motivated and demonstrates initiative to learn and grow in areas with grey space
  • Strong root-cause analysis track record and ability to problem solve independently
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word & PowerPoint

Desired Requirements:
  • Previous experience in transportation, logistics or carrier/vendor management
  • Understanding of JDA & PC Miler

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 $65,600 to $118,100. 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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