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Target lands Amazon supply chain executive

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MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. has hired Amazon.com Inc. executive Arthur Valdez to serve as executive vice president, chief supply chain and logistics officer.

target store_exterior close_featuredThe discount store chain said Monday that Valdez, who spent the last 16 years with Amazon, will lead Target’s supply chain transformation, including planning, distribution and transportation.

Plans call for Valdez to join Target on March 28. He will report to Target executive vice president and chief operating officer John Mulligan.

Target said Valdez is a seasoned supply chain leader with extensive experience in direct-to-consumer and direct-to-store operations. At Amazon, he held leadership positions across the online retail giant’s global and domestic supply chain, including transportation, fulfillment and logistics.

Most recently, Valdez was Amazon’s vice president of operations, focusing on the company’s international supply chain expansion. He also previously held positions with Walmart and Kmart.

“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,” Mulligan said in a statement.


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