Kubat will lead the design, activation and ongoing management of assets that support Targets global supply chain and logistics network

Kubat will lead the design, activation and ongoing management of assets that support Target's global supply chain and logistics network

US department store retailer Target Corp has named former Walmart executive, Gemma Kubat, as senior vice president, supply chain engineering, and activation.

Kubat, who will join Target on 6 August, will lead the design, activation and ongoing management of assets that support the retailer's global supply chain and logistics network. She will report to Target's executive vice president and chief supply chain officer, Arthur Valdez Jr. 

"We're bringing together stores, digital channels, technology, and supply chain to make shopping at Target even easier and more convenient," Valdez said. "Gemma's talent for applying advanced solutions across large organisations is exactly the right fit for Target as we continue transforming our supply chain to meet the needs of our guests."

Kubat's previous retail leadership experience includes human resources, finance, innovation, strategy, and logistics. Most recently, she served as vice president, global business services for Walmart. Prior to that, she worked for the British supermarket chain Asda. 

Target's strategy to leverage its network of more than 1,800 stores includes completely transforming its supply chain and logistics capabilities. The work has been integral to offering guests free two-day shipping nationwide, same-day delivery shopped by Shipt in 150 markets and the roll-out of Drive Up services.

"Success in today's retail environment requires a supply chain that's both cost-effective and nimble to provide a convenient shopping experience," said Kubat. "I'm excited to join the Target team and be a part of its differentiated approach that is leading the industry in fulfilment options for guests."