Top 100 Women 2024: Gretchen McCarthy, Target – No.2

Supply Chain Digital’s Top 100 Women in Supply Chain honours Target’s Gretchen McCarthy at Number 2 for 2024

Paving the way for future generations, these women in supply chain are leading the charge when it comes to investment, innovation and capitalising on strategic opportunities within the industry, as well as their efforts to support not only other women in the industry but other underrepresented groups too. 

  • Industry - Retail
  • Revenue - US$109bn
  • Employees - 400,000
  • HQ Location - Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
  • CEO - Brian Cornell

Gretchen McCarthy

Gretchen McCarthy, Chief Supply Chain and Logistics Officer, Target

Dedicating the last 20 years to the merchandising, supply chain, inventory, logistics and operations of Target, Gretchen McCarthy has been a driving force in growing the retailer’s successful supply chain operations. 

My approach to every role I’ve held is to be curious [...] I learned from the experts, asked a lot of questions and trusted the experience I had built to help me make good decisions. It’s a trait that has driven my career and led me to new opportunities across the business Gretchen McCarthy, Chief Supply Chain and Logistics Officer, Target (Target)

Joining Target as a Buyer in 2004, McCarthy today holds the role of Chief Supply Chain and Logistics Officer, overseeing the global supply chain and logistics network and supply chain functions.

A graduate from Cornell University with a BS in Hotel Administration, McCarthy’s specialities include trend analysis, merchandising, inventory management, forecasting, sales and business process improvements.

Congratulations to all those who have been recognised in the Top 100 Women in Supply Chain list. All entrants truly deserve their place for the amazing work they are doing to not only drive the industry forward, but pave the way for future generations.

To find out who else is featured in this year’s Top 100 Women in Supply Chain, click here.

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