Sortation Center Yard Operations Manager - Chicago NorthApply Now Location: 615 W Lake St, Elmhurst, Illinois, United States, 60126-1409; job id: R0000218072
job family: Transportation
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As a Fortune 50 company with more than 350,000 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.
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.
Last Mile Transportation at Target is responsible for moving E-Commerce shipments from our unique Omnichannel fulfillment network to our Guests’ homes. More than 80% of that volume originates in over 1400 of our Stores making Target the largest volume true Omnichannel shipper out there. Servicing the transportation out of that huge distributed network and high volumes means a simultaneous microscopic attention to day to day detail as well as the ability to step back think strategically in order to drive change within Target and with our carriers to fully leverage our Stores as Hubs strategy and provide maximum Best in Class Guest Experience
A Yard Operations Manager provides a chance to influence with a focus on safety, leadership, excellence, self-motivation, problem-solving and teamwork. You will foster a “safety first” culture through awareness, training, execution and accountability. With safety being Target’s number one priority, you will work diligently with Site teams and the logistics leaders to maintain a safe and healthy work environment for all drivers and team members that enter Target’s yard. You will have responsibility for all yard functions, as well as execution and oversite of the 3PL carriers. Working with a sense of urgency will help ensure that operational plans are executed, and performance is executed safely while partner teams are kept informed and coordinated across functions. Your ability to find root causes to problems will be well supported by an environment of calculated risk and testing. You’ll oversee and support logistics yard operations at distribution centers, servicing a growing base of stores by delivering loads outbound to Target’s supply chain and store network. You’ll collaborate with a diverse group of stakeholders, to include Distribution leadership, Carrier Partners, Assets Protection, Logistics Leaders, and HQ teams to identify gaps in processes and drive optimization through the development of tools and automation within the yard operation. And your commitment to others will shine when you jump right in to help teams meet their business goals to ensure a high level of service, maximizing efficiencies and serving as a change agent to champion continuous improvement and do what is best for the guest.
Core responsibilities of this job are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.
- Four-year degree or equivalent experience, preferably in the areas of Logistics or Supply
- Excellent interpersonal, communication, time management, organizational, and presentation skills
- Good reasoning, conflict-management, analytical, and problem-solving skills
- Change agent with strong credibility and influence while working in cross functional environment
- 3+ years of previous supply chain experience
- Most facilities operate 24/7 requiring flexible working hours
- Experience managing third party service
- Experience in transportation load planning, yard management or fleet management is desired
- Experience working for a best-in-class, asset based, transportation provider is preferred
- Experience leading and influencing a team with common or shared goal, providing direction and coaching for performance and development
- Proven strength in problem solving and advanced data/ statistical analysis
- Strong training and mentoring skills with emphasis on team member development and engagement
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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