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Target hires new online fulfillment exec

Preston Mosier to oversee delivery system

Target Corp. has hired Preston Mosier to the new position of SVP for fulfillment operations to oversee its online-order delivery system, the company said Monday.

Mosier will lead the Minneapolis-based retailer’s direct-to-consumer fulfillment centers and report to Arthur Valdez, who joined Target in March as EVP and chief supply chain and logistics officer, the company said.

​Mosier most recently served as VP of operations at Liquidity Services, an online market for wholesales, surplus and salvage assets, and spent the prior 10 years in various leadership positions at online-retailer Amazon.

Preston Mosier
Preston Mosier

“A top priority for our guests is to get what they ordered quickly, accurately and without hassle,” Valdez, also an Amazon veteran, said in a statement. “Target already has a strong operation to move product in bulk to stores, so bringing the online fulfillment function under a specialized leader will enhance our direct-to-guest operation.”

Mosier will join Target on Aug. 14.

“Target has a sophisticated distribution network, plus nearly 1,800 stores across the country that are well-positioned in local neighborhoods,” Mosier said in a statement, adding that he looked forward to help the company improve speed and precision of online delivery orders while reducing cost and complexity.

Valdez added that Mosier’s “experience using technology and data to deliver smaller packages directly to consumers will help us continue building capabilities that will put product in guests’ hands even faster.”

Target in July hired Ben Cook to the new post of SVP, global logistics, inventory allocation and replenishment. The company said Cook, formerly of Apple Inc., would lead the optimization of Target’s inbound and outbound supply chain processes, including carrier transportation and last-mile delivery; and also oversee inventory allocation and replenishment, merchandise planning operations and global logistics.

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