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Sortation Center Yard Operations Manager - Houston, TX

Apply Now Job ID: R0000150982 job family: Transportation schedule: Full time Location: 16275 Texas 240 Access Rd, Houston, Texas, United States, 77064;

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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—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 Global Logistics, Inventory Allocation and Replenishment means you’ll focus on the efficient transportation of product around the world. Here, you’ll be challenged to pivot seamlessly from sales operations and planning, to ensuring compliance with U.S. Customs regulations, to achieving the best possible product availability through proper inventory positioning. You’ll establish and develop great relationships with our vendors to encourage on-time shipment and delivery to stores and ultimately, guests.

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 RLD 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 within a specific region, servicing a growing base of stores by delivering loads outbound to Target’s store network.  You’ll collaborate with a diverse group of stakeholders, to include Distribution leadership, Carrier Partners, Assets Protection, Market Logistics Leaders, Regional Logistics Directors 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 and requirements of this job are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:

  • Four-year degree or equivalent experience, preferably in the areas of Logistics or Supply Chain 
  • 3+ years of previous Supply Chain experience 
  • Most facilities operate 24/7 requiring flexible working hours
  • 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
  • Experience managing third party service 
  • 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
  • Experience in transportation load planning, yard management or fleet management is preferred 
  • Experience working for a best-in-class, asset based, transportation provider is preferred 

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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