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Sr Logistics Analyst-Middle Mile Sourcing(Remote Or Hybrid)

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Start date
Jun 7, 2023
Closing date
Jun 17, 2023

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Retail / Wholesale
Employment Status
Full Time
Description: The pay range is :$67,600.00 - $121,700.00

Pay is based on several factors which vary based on position. These include labor markets and in some instances may include education, work experience and certifications. In addition to your pay, Target cares about and invests in you as a team member, so that you can take care of yourself and your family. Target offers eligible team members and their dependents comprehensive health benefits and programs, which may include medical, vision, dental, life insurance and more, to help you and your family take care of your whole selves. Other benefits for eligible team members include 401(k), employee discount, short term disability, long term disability, paid sick leave, paid national holidays, and paid vacation. Find competitive benefits from financial and education to well-being and beyond at

About Us:

As a Fortune 50 company with more than 400,000 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.

As a Senior Logistics Analyst of Middle Mile Transportation, you are responsible for collaborating closely with the operational business teams to procure transportation capacity solutions that deliver business requirements for accuracy, speed, and cost. Responsibilities include carrier sourcing, rate negotiation and contracting, leveraging industry experience to efficiently match internal requirements with external capability. This position is responsible for supporting the procurement process, developing/negotiating/monitoring supplier agreements, maintaining supplier relationships, implementing and enforcing processes and procedures, and integrating knowledge across modes for assigned transportation spend. The analyst is responsible for new carrier contracts and set up, bid documentation and bid analysis, bid scenario creation, and analytical updates to support strategic decisions. This role will set sourcing strategy and create project plans for bid events to help Target achieve transportation goals that serve our Guests.

  • Reviewing, analyzing, and negotiating capacity solutions to support dedicated store delivery solutions, yard suppliers, and additional Target node->Target node movements.
  • Working closely with transportation client teams to determine capacity needs and bid requirements
  • Planning and execution of sourcing strategy across multiple events; ensuring accurate and timely pricing
  • Creating, reviewing, completing and maintaining Carrier and Shipper Agreements
  • Reviewing and negotiating 3rd party provider contracts (Carrier and 3PL)
  • Collaborating with legal department regarding contracts and other legal matters
  • Monitoring and reviewing carrier performance vs expectations with operational teams; supporting carrier performance management
  • Developing and executing analysis and reports pertaining to historical/current transportation network plans and data
  • Owning 3rd party provider relationships through strategic sponsorship
  • Evaluating and screening potential new carriers for logistics services
  • Leading projects as assigned and delegating responsibility to others within the team for contribution to the projects
  • Acting as an internal logistics consultant to support client teams
  • Sources and secures capacity for one-off volume spikes and ad-hoc requests

  • 4-year degree or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of relevant experience within supply chain sourcing/procurement, logistics, transportation industry
  • Proven expertise in pricing logistics solutions
  • Negotiations experience
  • Proven ability to communicate clearly in difficult situations
  • Proven ability to effectively collaborate with multiple business partners (internal and external)
  • Proven ability in performance management of 3rd party providers
  • Project management experience
  • Self-motivated and demonstrates initiative; demonstrates ability to work independently
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to sort through ambiguity and work in undefined projects
  • Strong ability to plan, manage, and prioritize time/tasks effectively
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel & Word

Desired Requirements
  • Experience with SAP, SciQuest, or equivalent sourcing tool
  • Knowledge of general supply chain planning concepts
  • Working knowledge of Transportation EDI standards
  • Transportation Systems experience including working knowledge of JDA transportation management solution

This position may be considered for a 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 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. Work duties cannot be performed outside of the country of the primary work location, unless otherwise prescribed by Target.

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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