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Sourcing Logistics Analyst

Apply Now Job ID: R0000060483 schedule: Full time Location: 33 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55402-3601;

Join us as a First Mile Transportation Sourcing Logistics Analyst

This role is responsible for supporting the sourcing, analysis, and negotiations of logistics solutions that meet internal clients needed. The role is focused on securing capacity solutions which deliver consistency at an optimized cost for First Mile transportation modes. This role will support sourcing strategy and troubleshoot outstanding capacity issues to help Target achieve transportation goals that serve our Guests.


  • Reviewing, analyzing, and negotiating capacity solutions to support Domestic First Mile business across Truckload, Intermodal, Refrigerated, LTL, Air, and Consolidation.
  • Evaluating, screening, and onboarding potential new carriers for all First Mile logistics services
  • Owning the maintenance Carrier and Shipper Agreements in partnership with Legal and Contracts & Catalog Management
  • Collaborating with Claims and Legal department regarding all First Mile Transportation Claims
  • Developing and maintaining routines, identifying payment issue trends, and ensuring compliance to payment terms in partnership with the Freight Payment team
  • Monitoring and reviewing carrier performance vs expectations with operational teams; supporting carrier performance management routines
  • Developing and executing analysis and reports pertaining to historical/current transportation network plans and data
  • Leading projects as assigned and delegating responsibility to others within the team for contribution to the projects
  • Point of escalation for operations involving addition of new business or removal of carrier business due to performance or costing issues
  • Sources and secures capacity for one-off volume spikes out of concentrated vendor or facility locations


  • 4-year degree
  • 3+ years of relevant experience within supply chain sourcing/procurement, logistics, transportation industry
  • Proven expertise in analyzing logistics solutions
  • Proven ability to communicate clearly in difficult situations
  • Proven ability to effectively collaborate with multiple business partners (internal and external)
  • Ability to develop a fresh capacity pipeline through the curation of incremental regional carriers
  • Proven ability in performance management of 3rd party providers
  • Self-motivated and demonstrates initiative; demonstrates ability to work independently
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to sort through ambiguity and work in undefined projects
  • Strong ability to plan, manage, and prioritize time/tasks effectively
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel & Word

Desired Requirements

  • Knowledge of general supply chain planning concepts
  • Working knowledge of Transportation EDI and Freight Payment standards
  • Transportation Systems experience including working knowledge of JDA transportation management solutions

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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