Target Names Natarajan SVP/Network Planning

Target Corporation has appointed Shekar Natarajan to the newly-created role of svp/network planning and operational design. He will report to Target’s evp/chief supply chain and logistics officer, Arthur Valdez.

Natarajan will oversee the design of the company’s direct-to-store and direct-to-guest supply chain network, as well as the use of new automation and other technologies to enhance speed, accuracy and efficiency. Natarajan joins the company November 20.

He brings more than 15 years of experience in supply chain innovation and global transformation to Target. He has held leadership roles at Walmart, Walt Disney Company, Anheuser Busch and PepsiCo. Most recently, he was vp/last mile operations, emerging sciences and operational excellence at Walmart.

“At Target, we are laser-focused on delivering our guests the products they want quickly, accurately and efficiently,” said Valdez. “Under Shekar’s leadership, I’m confident we’ll be better positioned to deliver with improved speed and precision. Additionally, his experience and skills in future-state supply chain network planning will be a tremendous asset as we further develop our capabilities for the future.”