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Senior Industrial Designer - Essentials and Beauty

Apply Now Location: 1000 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55403-2542; job id: R0000200437
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 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 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, essentials, beauty, or apparel 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.

A role with the Essentials & Beauty team means a big opportunity to start from scratch and create something truly original. Are you an expert who can support your business by staying one step ahead of industry trends, new materials and techniques? Can you demonstrate the utmost attention to detail and create products that are unprecedented in the marketplace for their design and quality for the price? Then you’ll have success on our Design team who owns the design and development of all Target-owned brands, from apparel to home goods, and beauty to essentials.

As Sr. Industrial Designer you’ll lead the development of products for Target’s beloved owned brands and exclusive partnerships. In close partnership with our merchant, sourcing and packaging counterparts, you’ll drive brand cohesion and continuity, ensuring that our products meet the merchant line plans, assortment strategies, price points and overall creative direction.  Your influence will drive sales and grow brand love through product that’s guest-centric, on brand, competitive “at shelf” and category relevant. You will leverage internal and external relationships to execute product planning, project management, form and material development to achieve brand expression and market differentiation. Your work will prioritize and manage product design projects, securing the correct resources and creative needs to deliver on time and budget. As part of a global team spanning the U.S., China and India, you’ll have partners at Target Sourcing Services offices overseas, as well as international vendors and suppliers.

In this role you will be supporting Essentials, Baby, Household Cleaning and Beauty Portfolios actively participating and leading development, testing and innovation of Target owned brand products. You will work across the enterprise with key internal and external partners to define quality, functional and aesthetic requirements. You will provide guidance and feedback on the work of junior industrial designers in the creation and development of products that meet or exceed Guests’ expectations, and support advancements in sustainability, inclusivity and accessibility.  Using CAD/hand sketches, you’ll translate ideas for product direction. This includes preparing professional presentation boards with illustrations, CAD artwork, fabrication, and material samples. In collaboration with product engineers and sourcing partners, you’ll also identify, troubleshoot, and resolve product issues.

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 Industrial Design or related field, or equivalent experience
  • 4+ years relevant experience.
  • Strong written, verbal and visual communication skills
  • CAD illustration and 3D software capabilities
  • Computer design system skills including InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Ability to manage multiple project and work independently in a fast paced environment
  • Stong leadership and strategic thinking ability
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to work, contribute and lead in a team environment
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, often-changing collaborative environment.
  • Ability to communicate business and technical details to diverse audiences.

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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