Distribution Center Production Controller - Chicago, ILApply Now Location: 3501 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60623-4926; job id: R0000211935
job family: Supply Chain Process & Operations
schedule: Full time
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 Distribution and Receive Centers means being on the very front lines of getting product to the guest as fast as possible—a critical differentiator and one of the most essential functions within Logistics. Whether it’s through focusing on regional or upstream distribution centers, target.com fulfillment centers, or import warehouses, you’ll have a chance to positively impact thousands of fellow team members and Target guests worldwide. There’s so much good work to be done, from Distribution Center Operations, where process and problem solving drive our results; Quality Management, which influences and maintains our good name in the retail marketplace, or overall Distribution Center Productivity, where we’re always analyzing and recalibrating how to best support our people, process and technology investments to support an ever evolving business.
As a Production Controller, you’ll play a vital role in staffing, planning, and achieving building goals to ensure the accurate and timely processing of merchandise to our Stores and Guests. You’ll help to educate executives on the importance of accurately staffing their teams to ensure positive daily and weekly results. You’ll monitor plans and work in process backlogs to consider impacts of future planning and staffing to keep the building balanced, and play a crucial role to drive priorities and contingency plans to support positive results for your building. You’ll work with executives to bridge gaps in attainment of plans, Service Level Agreements and budget to initiate continuous improvement. You’ll also participate in bi-weekly Production Controller conference calls to stay current on events and updates to tools and processes, and communicate these updates to the executive team appropriately to minimize the impact on workload. You’ll participate in long-term staffing discussions with Headquarters partners as well as building executives, considering the impact on cross-training, seasonal strategies, the mass-posting process and the impact of overtime. Additionally, part of your daily routines will consist of department floor walks with Sr. Operations Managers and Operations Managers to understand product flow and building capacity to participate in the development of business plans, using trend graphs and reporting tools to help identify and drive areas of opportunity within the building to positively impact KPM. As a Production Controller, you’ll play a vital role in supporting the overall business performance for your team!
Please note job duties may change at any time due to business needs.
Four year degree or equivalent experience
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in all situations with great interpersonal skills
Strong reasoning, analytical and problem solving skills
Proven ability to motivate teams and manage conflict
Basic PC skills
Ability to access all levels and areas of the facility
Ability to interpret and understand policies and procedures and relate them to others
Hours for this position will be Wed-Sat overnight (off Sun-Tue)
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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