Target Careers – Logistics Analyst

Website Target

Job Description:

As a Sr International Logistics Analyst, you are responsible for partnering closely with the operations business teams to source transportation and 3PL capacity solutions which deliver against business requirements for capacity, speed, and cost. Responsibilities include leading carrier identification due diligence, rate negotiation and contracting by leveraging industry experience to efficiently match internal requirements with external capacity. This position is responsible for supporting the procurement process, developing/negotiating/monitoring supplier agreements, and 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.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Creating, reviewing, completing and maintaining Carrier and Shipper Agreements
  • Monitoring and reviewing carrier performance vs expectations with operational teams; supporting carrier performance management
  • Point of escalation for operations involving addition of new business or removal of carrier business due to performance or costing issues
  • Collaborating with legal department regarding contracts and other legal matters
  • Scheduling may require flexibility when working with overseas partners
  • Developing and executing analysis and reports pertaining to historical/current transportation network plans and data
  • Evaluating and screening potential new carriers for logistics services
  • Planning and execution of sourcing strategy across multiple events; ensuring accurate and timely pricing
  • Acting as an internal logistics consultant to support client teams
  • Working closely with transportation client teams to determine capacity needs and bid requirements
  • Owning provider relationships through strategic sponsorship
  • Sources and secures capacity for one-off volume spikes and ad-hoc requests

Job Requirements:

  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel & Word
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate data insights to others
  • Self-motivated and demonstrates initiative; demonstrates ability to work independently
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Potential for up to 10% travel
  • Ability to sort through ambiguity and work in undefined projects

Qualification & Experience:

  • 4-year degree or equivalent experience
  • 2 years relevant experience within supply chain sourcing/procurement, logistics, transportation industry

Job Details:

Company: Target

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: St. Paul, MN, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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