Logistics Analyst Inbound Transportation

Minneapolis, Minnesota
May 16, 2022
May 26, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
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. Therefore, we are 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 Inbound Logistics means you will focus on the efficient transportation of products from our US ports of entry all the way through to the Target distribution network. Here, you will be challenged to pivot seamlessly from analysis and planning to work with internal partners to achieve the aggressive, transformative goals we have ahead of us. You will establish and develop great relationships with our carrier and 3PL partners to encourage on-time shipment and delivery. You will analyze transportation supplier capabilities for maximum speed, reliability, and cost-effectiveness. Focus on carrier relationship and engagement will be key to the success in this role.

Logistics Analyst, Inbound Transportation

As a Logistics Analyst, you will be responsible for ensuring product flows timely and efficiently through our port operations, while working with our port dray providers and 3PL partners. You will identify opportunities for efficiency and contribute to a strong culture of excellence through process improvement and ensuring that clear expectations are set and met. You will collaborate with internal and external partners to ensure a high level of service, maximize efficiency and serve as a change agent to champion continuous improvement.

The core tenants in Inbound Transportation that help us to create a cohesive team and in turn, support Target's expanding and evolving supply chain include:

· Advocate for decisions based on what is good for Target holistically and act as agents for change instead of accepting the status quo

· Use data and metrics to understand the business, identify areas in need of improvement, support others and measure the impact of our actions

· Promote ownership and engagement across all levels of our organization

· Problem solving and creating solutions without bias for the way things are now

· Respond to large impact events and guest-facing defects with urgency and an "all hands on deck" attitude.


· Work with cross-functional teams to leverage the right data to drive superior execution of transportation solutions.

· Build rapport with carriers and 3PL partners through detail-oriented communication and a demonstration of competency and understanding of overall outbound logistics.

· Ability to understand key operational processes across a variety of transportation modes and apply this knowledge across the network.

· Develop, support, and manage an efficient supply chain processes through communication, execution of special events, and HQ driven initiatives. Responsible for maintaining key relationships with internal and external business partners.

· Effective program management of steady-state and new services that are implemented in the distribution network.

· Proactive identification of problems, getting to the root cause, developing and implementing process improvements

· Utilize Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that drive the team toward excellence.

Core responsibilities are as described within this job description. However, job duties may change at any time due to business needs.


· 4-year degree in supply chain, operations, economics, or related field or equivalent experience

· Proven track record of taking ownership and driving results

· Analytical, creative, and innovative approach to solving problems

· Process-oriented with strong analytical and communication skills

· Ability to work independently

· A strong passion for empirical research and for answering hard questions with data

· Experience driving results of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) through carrier and 3rd Party Logistics partners

· Business relationship building / engagement within the transportation industry

· Transportation management experience preferred

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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