1+ months

Associate Technical Designer, Pets

Minneapolis, MN 55415

Associate Technical Designer
Classification: Exempt
Date: May 2020

About us:
Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of Americas leading retailers.

Product Development

At the heart of one of the worlds best loved and most recognizable brands is an impeccable Owned Brand Management & Product Design organization. We thrive on the magic of discovering that just-right thing, and we infuse everything we do with our passion for affordable chic. We concept, develop, make and deliver the stylish new favorites that Target guests expect and deserve. We are uber-savvy trend and style experts who stay ahead of the curve, proactively identifying our markets needs and exceeding them, every time. Join one of our dynamic and inventive teams to influence the style, quality and value that decisively position Target above the competition. Your input will have a direct and positive effect, whether on home, hardlines, essentials, beauty, or apparel categories. Here, youll be close to the action of dreaming up and bringing to life the Target-owned brands that surprise and gratify guests, wherever and whenever they love to shop.

A role withEngineering and Technical Designmeans beingon ateam of engineers and technical designerswhocreate products thattruly embodythe intent of Target-owned brands. Can you ensure that each product has that just-right mixof style, qualityand value? Do you love to create technical product solutions that help meet strategic business goals?Then youll have success on our Product Development & Design team who owns the design and development of all Target-owned brands, from apparel to home goods, and essentials, beauty and pets. Here, youll partner with our research, design, quality, and compliance teams to understand guest needs, performance requirements, manufacturing capabilities, testing protocols and develop products that meet them. Youll leverage collective expertisetocontinuously improve existing productsanddevelop new products.

Associate Technical Design Role

As an Associate Technical Designer, you will partner with Designers, Scientists, Merchants, Sourcing and Vendors to understand the business initiatives, product aesthetic, functional requirements and performance expectations to ensure consistency of product. Must exhibit an understanding of strategic initiatives and proactively work to implement supporting product solutions. Be adept at developing and demonstrating a clear point of view/vision for the brand/product along with Designer & Scientist using trend ideas, inspiration and market knowledge.

You will help identifytechnical specificationsandquality standardsand will be responsible for timely sample reviews to ensure all specifics are met. Including, but not limited to, fit consistency,function, construction details and dimensions. You will monitorguestfeedback, government regulations, safetyprotocols, and industry trends to create technical strategies for product developmentprograms. Along with continuous improvement on existing products you will develop new product concepts alongside the product development team by researching unmet needs and identifying white space opportunities.You will put those ideas into action by collaboratingwith vendor partners todevelopconcepts for large scale manufacturingand oversee the user testing, vendorproduction,and post launch performance. With regards to research, you will be responsible for understanding the competition and benchmarks for specified product categories and developing innovative product solutions.

Core responsibilities of this job are described within this job description.Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About You:

Four-year degree in Design, Textiles, Engineering or similar area, or equivalent experience

1+ years of experience in a related field

Understanding of textiles, raw materials & product production

Computer design system skills including Adobe programs

Ability to assimilate product feedback

Ability to successfully work in a diverse team environment

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please visit your nearest Target store or Distribution Center or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.


Posted: 2020-06-02 Expires: 2020-07-24

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