Target Names SVP, Global Inventory Management

Minneapolis — Target Corporation has hired John Bauer to join the company as senior vice president, global inventory management, effective August 20. In this role, Bauer will lead the teams responsible for ordering, inventory positioning, global trade and domestic transportation. He will report to Target's executive vice president and chief supply chain officer, Arthur Valdez Jr.

Bauer most recently served as chief logistics officer for The TJX Companies, Inc. and held prior supply chain leadership positions at Kohl's and Starbucks. He previously worked at Target from 1999 to 2007.

"We're thrilled to have John rejoin the Target team," says Valdez. "Inventory management touches all aspects of the business, from merchandising and sourcing, to supply chain and stores. John has experience working across all aspects of retail and delivering results in transformational environments."

Target's strategy to leverage its network of more than 1,800 stores includes completely transforming its supply chain and logistics capabilities. The work has been integral to offering guests free 2-day shipping nationwide, same-day delivery shopped by Shipt in 150 markets and the rollout of Drive Up and Order Pickup services.

Minneapolis-based Target Corporation has 1,835 stores. For more information, visit www.target.com.

SOURCE: Target Corporation

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