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Senior UX Product Design Manager - Search & Recommendations

Apply Now Location: 1000 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55403-2542; job id: R0000343040
job family: User Experience & Interface
schedule: Full time
The pay range is $126,600.00 - $227,900.00

Pay is based on several factors which vary based on position. These include labor markets and in some instances may include education, work experience and certifications. In addition to your pay, Target cares about and invests in you as a team member, so that you can take care of yourself and your family. Target offers eligible team members and their dependents comprehensive health benefits and programs, which may include medical, vision, dental, life insurance and more, to help you and your family take care of your whole selves. Other benefits for eligible team members include 401(k), employee discount, short term disability, long term disability, paid sick leave, paid national holidays, and paid vacation. Find competitive benefits from financial and education to well-being and beyond at

About Target: 

Working at Target means helping all families discover the joy of everyday life. We bring that vision to life through our values and culture. Learn more about Target here.

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 role:  

As a Senior Manager of UX within our Guest UX Team,you’ll be at the forefront of Target’s evolving digital experience, shaping it for our guests and contributing to business growth. You will guide the Search and Recommendations experience team by connecting complex back-end technologies to intuitive front end guest experiences. You will use tried and true design methodologies such as human centered design thinking to understand team member needs, balance business ideas, and help your team deliver best-in-class experiences from concept to execution.  

Success for this leader requires the ability to understand Target’s priorities and partner with a broad set of stakeholders across the business and technology teams in order toestablish design & experience direction. Day to day you’ll ensure your team has what they need to thrive and deliver great work. This includes operating routines, insights, design direction, partner awareness, and a collaborative and inclusive culture. 


  • Build trust and proactively partner with UX, Product, Tech & Business stakeholders to set the stage for your team to achieve exceptional outcomes

  • Lead balanced UX teams and grow their team's ability to balance multiple projects/demands

  • Coach, mentor, and guide a team of individual contributors of various levels, helping them to grow and develop new skills, while increasing trust, transparency, and engagement

  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to integrate design processes into the overall product development lifecycle

  • Maintain high-quality standards for your team throughout the design process including reviewing the work of the design team, conducting design critiques, and making sure that the final deliverables meet the established criteria

  • Champion user-centered design principles within the organization, promoting and advocating its importance

About you:  

  • 7+ years of experience in UX/digital product design with a strong understanding of the craft of design

  • 1–3 years of direct people management experience

  • Proven experience in a people management role including hiring, leading, and coaching high performing, cross-geography or remote teams

  • Foundational understanding of digital retail businesses

  • Experience working in large, matrixed, global or multi-national organizations a plus

  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and create impact through multiple levels of leadership including other Sr Managers, Directors, and Sr. Directors, and can maintain both drive and patience throughout the journey

  • 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

  • Experience successfully managing many stakeholders through all phases of the design process 

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations 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 Supply Chain Facility or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.

Application deadline is : 07/14/2024
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