Sr. Analyst, Procurement (SQL, Python/R)Apply Now Job ID: R0000139708 job family: Purchasing & Procurement schedule: Full time Location: 33 S 6th St, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55402-3601;
Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America’s leading retailers.
Right on pace with Target’s distinctive and beloved retail brand, the Procurement team works across the business to maximize every resource, asset and relationship. We use good data, in-depth analysis and cross-functional insights to identify and communicate best practices, elevating our sourcing and procurement activities to achieve their very highest potential.
A role with Procurement is a chance to positively impact several key areas of Target’s business. Your input will ensure that Target realizes the expected value from the terms of our agreements that comprise nearly a $10 billion annual spend toward innovative and competitively priced goods and services by:
Promoting best practices across the entire company by developing deep knowledge and client relationships in each spend category
Providing expert integrated business planning and stakeholder management for all indirect items and services
Applying intelligent rate, demand and specification levers to source, negotiate and contract services while sustainably lowering costs
Propelling the business with accurate and comprehensive demand forecasting, financial planning and item setup
Changing the game for our internal online catalog end users by making the entire buying process faster and simpler
Helping us cultivate Target’s partnerships with diverse, community-minded suppliers who are committed to economic development and job growth
As a Sr Analyst, you will conduct exploratory analysis by applying appropriate statistical methods to identify gaps and improvement opportunities in existing forecast/process design. You will also identify process improvement opportunities by applying appropriate optimization or other analytical methods, create metrics/KPIs/measurements, and reporting to support the indirect category teams key strategic initiatives as well as scalable analytics and reporting solutions in partnership with Data Science teams. It is important that this role communicates, collaborates and engages across the organization by representing Procurement initiatives and key enterprise initiatives. This role requires advanced proficiency in data analysis, statistical modeling and optimization.
Bachelors required with 4-6 years’ experience in data analytics or reporting
Relevant business knowledge, preferably in retail, logistics or warehouse
Must possess strong analytical skills and have the ability to work with mathematical concepts
Experience with statistical analysis, multi-variant testing strategies and concepts, regression modeling and forecasting, time series analysis, data mining, financial analysis, economic order quantity modeling, game theory and optimization
Ability to define problem, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
Ability to write and understand SQL (Hive, Teradata, etc.) and use SQL to bring insight to life via key BI tools
Conversant with SAS, R, Python or other analytics tools
Intermediate to advanced understanding of analytical and statistical techniques including model building and experimental design.
Proven business partnership connecting business questions with technical skills needed to address them
Higher level Analyst SME
Industry Expertise (Data Analytics & Reporting)
Responsible for analytics and reporting strategy on key initiatives
Analytics and Reporting (75%) Strategy and Execution (25%)
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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