Associate Technical Designer - KitchenApply Now Location: 1000 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55403-2542; job id: R0000254885
job family: Technical Design
schedule: Full time
This position is based in Minneapolis, MN
As a Fortune 50 company with more than 350,000 team members worldwide, Target is an iconic brand and one of America's leading retailers.
Working at Target means the opportunity to help all families discover the joy of everyday life. Caring for our communities is woven into who we are, and we invest in the places we collectively live, work and play. We prioritize relationships and develop talent by creating growth opportunities, and succeed as one Target team. At our core, our purpose is ingrained in who we are, what we value, and how we work. It’s how we care, grow, and win together.
At the heart of one of the world’s best loved and most recognizable brands is an impeccable Product Development & 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 market’s 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 or apparel & accessories. Here, you’ll 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 with the Engineering & Technical Design Team means creating products that truly embody the intent of Target-owned brands. Can you ensure that each product has that just-right mix of style, quality and value? Do you love to create technical product solutions that help meet strategic business goals? Then you’ll have success on our talented and innovative team. Here, you’ll partner with our quality and compliance teams to understand performance testing protocols and develop products that meet them. Your work can help identify technical specifications and quality standards like raw materials, fit and function, construction details and dimensions. You’ll leverage collective expertise to suggest improvements to cost of goods, assembly, sustainability and ROI. You’ll also collaborate with vendors to ensure that the brand vision is clearly understood and successfully brought to life with every product we offer.
As an Associate Technical Designer on Kitchen, you will support the product design and development process with direction from product development leaders to achieve overall product design strategy and merchant objectives. This requires a diligent approach to workload and maintaining timely communication with cross-functional partners. You will support product, brand, and guest research to ensure Target product meets or exceeds the perceived value/performance of the competitors’ product. Working collaboratively with cross-functional partners, vendors, and leadership, you will gain understanding and support the development of effective technical specifications, fit consistency and product quality standards. You’ll also execute timely sample evaluations and ensure approvals of all products are meeting the specification requirements and Target’s standards. In addition, you will contribute to both the development of products and the timely resolution of manufacturing and quality issues.
Core responsibilities of this job are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.
• Four-year degree in Design, Textiles 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.
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