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Yard Coordinator

Apply Now Location: 16020 Leeland Rd, Upper Marlboro, Maryland, United States, 20774-8528; job id: R0000228202
job family: Transportation
schedule: Full time

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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.

As a Transportation Yard Coordinator, you are responsible for the execution of daily trailer movement within Target’s Distribution Center Yards. You will foster a “safety first” culture through awareness, training and accountability.  With safety being Target’s number one priority, you will work diligently with carriers to ensure they are following all safety expectations and maintaining a safe work environment for all drivers that enter Target’s yard, identifying any unsafe acts and working to immediately address. You will work to ensure the yard management system is updated to reflect the current status of all trailers in the yard. You will also ensure all trailers are admitted according to the current best practices. You will be expected to communicate effectively with all DC executives regarding trailer needs, movement and progress. You will monitor trailer releases to ensure trailers meet scheduled deliveries to stores and be responsible for the accountability of all Target equipment. This includes conducting trailer inventories and ensuring that the equipment is available for preventive maintenance checks. Furthermore, you will work cross functionally with First Mile Transportation to monitor trailer pools and freight flow volatility, ensuring our yards remain within threshold and safe. 

Core responsibilities of this job are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:

  • High School degree or equivalent
  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task
  • Experience working in a high volume, high activity environment
  • Direct experience within a distribution center truck yard, or traffic management preferred
  • Strong oral and written communication skills 

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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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