Sr Inventory Intelligence Manager (Full Time Hybrid or Remote)

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jul 19, 2022
Aug 06, 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 system and business 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.

Inventory Management (IM) is responsible for creating forecasts, designing inventory optimization strategies and leverage technology to ensure our inventory is available at the right time, in the right places and quantity to meet the needs of our guests, stores and operational goals. Super-powered first and foremost by our people, and supported by robust process and technology, we are a team of data-focused, curious minds who love to solve hard problems to enable a dynamic, fast paced Supply Chain network.

The Inventory Planning Control (IPC) team, is a pillar of IM, is specifically responsible for monitoring and operating Target's Inventory Planning and Control, systems. This team is responsible for the system that Inventory Analysts and Managers will use to get recommended order quantities, implement automatic ordering, decide how much inventory to buy, when to bring inventory into the target network, and where to position it. The IPC team innovates and continuously improves processes that result in sophisticated, intelligent and self-learning models. IPC is unique in that we are simultaneously developing the science of supply chain planning at Target and responsible for studying, designing, and building systems to suit Target's needs.

The IPC Purchasing Operations Teams goal is to deliver a superior internal and external Target experience by providing a suite of solutions to connect supply chain and Merchandising functions, automate redundancies and provide a fresh perpective on how to integrate data intelligence into new capabilities, as it relates to inbound purchasing into Target's network. The Senior Inventory Intelligence Manager will be responsible for an array of system processes supporting First Mile inbound purchasing and work in close partnership with other IPC product teams, Inventory Management, Planners, Transporation, S&OP and Suppliers. It will be critical in this role to also to be able to be comfortable with ambiguity and utilize a test and learn mindset with other core GSCL teams to inform and develop our broader inbound purchasing roadmap. This role will also provide the opportunity to pioneer new capabilities before rolling to a broader audience to solidify systematic processes and objectives that will make a permanent mark to inventory management processes for many years to come.
  • Owning and driving the complicated problems, breaking them down into smaller tasks and leading acting as a team lead.
  • Gather, review and analyze data to provide answers to questions that will drive decision around improving Purchasability.
  • Perform data analysis and research to identify new opportunities to improve overall metrics.
  • Analyze underlying trends to identify potential product issues and improvements to the existing product features.
  • Test and Monitor new features on production to ensure new features are working as expected.
  • Partner with cross functional teams to execute key production levers to manage fulfillment network
  • Collaborate with product owners to drive defect management with engineering team to ensure production environment runs without any critical defects

About you:
  • Bachelor's degree in math, statistics, business, operations research, or supply chain and/or equivalent experience in an operations research, statistics or supply chain analysis/operations business environment or similar experience.
  • Experience with inventory planning concepts - forecasting, planning, optimization, and logistics - gained through work experience
  • Experience and passion for using data to explain or solve complex business problems and influence invention of new systematic and operational processes
  • Experience utilizing problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to communicate findings clearly and concisely
  • Ability to adjust priorities to the ever changing needs of the business

Desired Requirements:
  • 2 or more years' experience in retail (stores or headquarters)
  • Proven experience achieving results by leading, partnering, and influencing others
  • Aptitude and familiarity with the design and use of complex logistics and/or reporting software systems

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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