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. 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 in International Logistics First mile, means you’ll focus on the efficient transportation of product through to our distribution network to our guests. Here, you’ll be challenged to pivot seamlessly from analysis and planning, to working with external partners to achieve the aggressive, transformative goals we have ahead of us. You’ll establish and develop great relationships with our IM teams to support on-time shipment and delivery to our guests. Focus on external partner relationships and engagement will be key to the success in this role.
As a Logistics Analyst, you will be responsible for assessing and improving the guest requirements of our network working through ensuring movement of import product through our supply chain. You’ll identify opportunities for efficiency and contribute to a strong culture of excellence process improvements and ensuring that clear expectations are set and met. You’ll collaborate with internal headquarter partners, and external third party providers to ensure a high level of service, maximize efficiency and serve as a change agent to champion continuous improvement and do what is best for the guest. More specifically, you’ll be involved in the following:
- Work with cross functional teams to leverage the right data to drive superior execution of transportation solutions.
- Build rapport with a third party, first-mile carrier through detail oriented communication and a demonstration of competency and understanding of overall international logistics.
- Ability to understand key operational processes across a variety of supply chain types, to include overseas consolidators, ocean carriers, import deconsolidators and regional distribution centers and apply this knowledge across the network.
- Develop, support and manage 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 across our supply chain.
- Proactive identification of problems, getting to root cause and developing and implementing process improvements.
- Identify and develop Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that drive the team toward excellence.
Core responsibilities are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.
- 4-year degree
- 2 years experience
- Strong problem solving skills
- Ability to effectively communicate cross functionally
- Potential for up to 10% travel
- Working knowledge of Excel (V-Look Up; Pivot Tables)
- International Transportation Experience
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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