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Target appoints new SVP of global inventory, management

BY DSN STAFF

Target’s leadership team has welcomed a new addition.

The Minneapolis-based retailer announced that John Bauer would be joining the company as its new senior vice president of global inventory management.

Bauer will lead the teams responsible for ordering, inventory positioning, global trade and domestic transportation, the company said.

“We’re thrilled to have John rejoin the Target team,” Arthur Valdez, Target’s executive vice president and chief supply chain officer, said. “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.”

He was most recently the chief logistics officer for TJX Companies, and before that held supply chain leadership roles at Kohl’s and Starbucks. Bauer also previously worked for Target from 1999 to 2007.

“Target is dedicated to ensuring guests have access to the products they love, when and how they want them,” Bauer said. “I’m looking forward to returning to a great company and helping drive the next phase of an industry-leading supply chain evolution.”

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