Director Product Design, UX - Design Systems(Remote Or Hybrid)Apply Now Location: 1000 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55403-2542; job id: R0000274934
job family: User Experience & Interface
schedule: Full time
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.
Target UX is a group of design, research, and accessibility practitioners and experts, with a passion for improving and innovating our digital experiences for Target’s guests, team members, and partners. Here, we pride ourselves on designing tangible, inspiring, and impactful solutions that serve all aspects of our business– and being a part of the team means you will play a critical role for Target’s digital experience by increasing ease, simplicity, value, and delight for every touchpoint.
About the job:
As a Director of UX – Design Systems, your mission is to help increase the quality, impact, and adoption of Target’s guest-facing and enterprise Design Systems across multiple products and platforms (web, mobile web, iOS and Android). In this role, you will guide your team to create UI kits, libraries, and documentation for commonly used primitives, components, patterns, and coded templates. You will have a high bar for craft, an eye for elevated UI, an ability to innovate while ensuring strong systems mindset, and champion the strength of the Target brand.
Success for this leader requires the ability to understand the company’s products and processes, think boldly about the future of this critical capability, and influence a vast array of diverse stakeholders from Product, Engineering, and UX. To do this, you will guide and empower your team to deliver high-quality outcomes in the near-term while simultaneously working with partners and leaders to establish a long-term strategy for scaling our Design Systems over the coming years.
You will build trust and proactively partner with teams in UX Design, Research, and Accessibility to move us towards our ambition of creating the best Design System in retail. You are curious, ask questions, and are driven to connect the dots. As an experienced practitioner within complex, highly matrixed organizations, you will seek to co-create strategies with cross-functional partners and believe we are better building on each other’s strengths, while ensuring your team delivers high quality craft with efficiency and speed. You are fluent in best practices for design systems priorities, roadmap development, contribution models, technical considerations, and workflows and have helped teams reach their potential quickly. You are adept at using data to articulate your rationale, are a clear communicator, can explain recommendations with authority and openness, and are comfortable advocating for Design System adoption to partners and leaders. You have a demonstrated ability to build relationships and create impact through multiple levels of leadership including other Directors, Sr. Directors, and VPs and can maintain both drive and patience throughout the journey.
As an experienced leader of people, you will coach, mentor, and guide a small but mighty team of individual contributors and people leaders, helping them to grow and develop new skills, while increasing trust, transparency, and engagement. You have a demonstrated ability to strengthening both your own team and the overall UX organization, and are able to thoughtfully scale your team with the right structures, roles, and responsibilities. You are comfortable leading through change and ambiguity and building a community of practice across multiple geographies (and remotely).
Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.
4-year college degree (or equivalent experience); master’s degree or post graduate experience in UX, HCI, engineering, or related field a plus
12+ years of experience evolving and scaling high-performing design systems in matrixed companies
5+ years of experience in people leadership with 3+ as a leader of leaders, with demonstrated experience in hiring, leading, and coaching high performing, cross-geography or remote teams
Experience working in large, matrixed, global or multi-national organizations a plus
Fluency in various front end programming languages such as React, JS, Swift, and more
Experience in various product development methodologies including Agile, Scrum
Ability to balance short-term and long-term thinking while raising quality and team performance
Proactively identify and resolve issues that may impair the team from meeting strategic, business, or financial goals
Strong data-driven visual, verbal, and written story-telling skills with ability to bring partners along
Solid resource management and planning skills with the ability to define high-level roadmaps, priorities, set expectations, and ensure on-track, on-time delivery in a fast-paced 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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