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Amazon vet joining Target in supply chain role

Arthur Valdez
Arthur Valdez

Target Corp. on Monday said it has hired 16-year Amazon veteran Arthur Valdez as its new EVP and chief supply chain and logistics officer.

Valdez will lead Target’s supply chain transformation including planning, distribution and transportation, the Minneapolis-based retailer said. He will report to Target’s EVP and COO, John Mulligan.

Valdez is a seasoned supply chain leader with extensive experience in both direct-to-consumer and direct-to-store operations, Target said. He comes to Target from Amazon where he spent the last 16 years. During that time, Valdez held leadership positions across the company’s global and domestic supply chain, including transportation, fulfillment and logistics. Most recently he was Amazon’s VP of operations focused on the company’s international supply chain expansion.

In addition, during his 20-plus year retail career, he also has held positions with Walmart and Kmart.

“While we’ve made significant progress in improving our operations, Target’s growth hinges on our ability to enhance the fundamental aspects of our business, starting with the supply chain,” Mulligan said in a statement. “Arthur’s leadership and experience will be a tremendous asset as we continue to drive improvements in end-to-end processes including leveraging our almost 1,800 stores to deliver a seamless experience for our guests.”

Valdez will join Target March 28 and will relocate to Minneapolis.

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