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Director Print Design, Womens Apparel

Apply Now Location: 1000 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55403-2542; job id: R0000234811
job family: Creative Design
schedule: Full time

About us:

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, fuel 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 categories. 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.

As a Print Director, you will lead a team of highly skilled textile designers across Women’s RTW, YC, Accessories, Performance, Intimates, Hosiery and Sleep. The role will be responsible for creating a strategic vision in partnership with design and merchandising to lead the industry in trend forward, inclusive and approachable designs.

This role will require technical expertise to ensure execution of ideas while providing creative solutions to costing challenges. Inspirational leadership, vision, and industry knowledge of women’s print is critical.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead the Textile development process, in developing original prints for the brand portfolio while ensuring teams create files that meet technical and costing requirements

  • Partner with the apparel design teams to ensure cohesion within the brands, and across

  • Lead and manage the interpretation of the seasonal textile direction and assortment opportunities into each brands DNA

  • Inspire new research and development of seasonal trends and new print techniques

  • Produce and maintain cohesive textile presentations, including virtual or physical artwork boards

  • Travel to Europe and aspirational cities to identify emerging themes and new inspirations

  • Adhere to the seasonal time and action calendar for area of responsibility

  • Collaborate with the cross functional team inclusive of color, technical, design and merchandising to ensure alignment

  • Manage new and continued relations with Print Studios

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

About you:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design, Fine arts, textiles or equivalent experience.

  • 10+ years of experience in textile design and development in a retail or wholesale environment

  • Strong sense of women’s print trends, the fashion industry

  • In-Depth knowledge of textile design and development process for apparel

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to influence, and deliver impactful presentations.

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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