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Target Appoints Bauer SVP/Global Inventory Management

Target has appointed John Bauer as senior vice president, global inventory management.

In this role, Bauer will lead the teams responsible for ordering, inventory positioning, global trade and domestic transportation. He will report to Target’s evp/chief supply chain officer, Arthur Valdez Jr. Bauer will join Target August 20.

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,” said 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.”