Sr Supply Chain Analyst, 3PL (Full-Time Hybrid or Remote)

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Jun 22, 2022
Jul 01, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time

About Us:

As a Fortune 50 company with more than 350,000 team members worldwide, Target is an iconic brand and one of America's leading retailers.

Working at Target means the opportunity to help all families discover the joy of everyday life. Caring for our communities is woven into who we are, and we invest in the places we collectively live, work and play. We prioritize relationships, fuel and develop talent by creating growth opportunities, and succeed as one Target team. At our core, our purpose is ingrained in who we are, what we value, and how we work. It's how we care, grow, and win together.

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. 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 Indirect, Reverse and Third Party Logistics means managing the inbound throughput and placement of the indirect materials that are required to operate the stores. This also includes the logistics operations for guest returns as well as the management of all Global Supply Chain Third Party Logistics Solutions. Reverse and Return Logistics handles the backward movement of all goods including logistics and inventory management, disposition and channel designation, disposition strategies like retail un-sellables, salvage and regulatory and waste minimization. Indirect Logistics includes order execution and movement, warehousing/storage, operations such as facility and 3PL management and inventory management including demand management and forecasting.

As a Sr. Supply Chain Analyst, 3PL, you will aid in developing forecasting, planning, and analytical tools to manage 3PL operational planning and network synchronization. This role requires a person with a strong knowledge of supply chain, logistics, and inventory management operations and a bias for action. The applicant should be comfortable driving results in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial setting while collaborating and communicating with a variety of stakeholders and leaders. You will promote alignment of 3PL strategy and elevate coordination across teams to minimize roadblocks so 3PL operations can focus on delivering priorities and continuous improvement.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop operational planning tools and tracking to enable 3PL forecasting, planning, performance tracking, and inventory synchronization.
  • Engage in positioning, capacity, and throughput problem solving to meet critical business needs.
  • Influence future state vision and processes by sharing expertise and learnings with partners.
  • Develop and implement cross-functional processes and routines that improve KPI metrics.

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with relevant upstream and downstream partners.
  • Scope of work and job duties may change at any time based on business need.

Core responsibilities of this job are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in Supply Chain, Business, Engineering or a related field or Equivalent Experience
  • 3+ years of experience working in supply chain, preferably inventory management.
  • Excellent analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Flexibility, resiliency, and nimbleness; ability to manage 'grey areas' with changing needs
  • Demonstrated ability to innovate and challenge the status quo.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence without authority.
  • Ability to balance both short and long-term priorities, and re-prioritize as needed.
  • Desire to teach and share skills and knowledge with others

  • Ability to travel 25% with variability up to 50% during project work

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.

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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