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Sr International Logistics Specialist

Apply Now Job ID: R0000096550 job family: Import & Export schedule: Full time Location: 33 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55402-3601;
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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 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 Global Transportation and Logistics means you will play a key role in supporting Target’s direct import program, maintaining the speed of our best-in-class import supply chain. You will Interface with internal partners, carriers, and merchandise vendors to execute International air freight shipments from overseas vendor sites through delivery into Target’s domestic network.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

-Support initiatives and functions related to import merchandise flow, purchase order/system inquiries and international carrier transportation management. 

-Support the execution of International air freight shipments from overseas vendor site through delivery into Target’s domestic network

-Develop, document, and implement best practices for new initiatives and core activities across First Mile Transportation.

-Interface with inventory management, merchandise operations, suppliers, and vendors to execute enterprise to distribution level initiatives.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

-2+ years of business experience in sourcing/buying, supply chain, logistics, or transportation

-Strong communication and collaboration

-Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Access, Visio, and Word applications

-Strong problem solving skills

DESIRED REQUIREMENTS:

-Knowledge of Logistics and Transportation Management systems

REPORTING/WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

Reports to Director International Logistics. 

Works closely with: Inbound Logistics teams (Global and HQ), Inventory Management Operations, Buying/Sourcing, Domestic Transportation and Global Trade Services.

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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