Sr Fabric Engineer
Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America’s leading retailers.
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 in Fabric engineering means being on a team of material engineers who create products that truly embody the intent of Target-owned brands. Can you ensure that each product has just the right mix of style, quality and value? Do you have a pulse on the right material trends, manufacturing advances and industry leading technology or innovation that meet strategic business goals? Then you’ll have success on our talented and innovative team. Here, you will develop and engineer fabrics that meet our quality, responsible sourcing and performance standards. You willprovide fabric technical expertise to internal cross-functional partners. You will build technical specifications and communicate with the supply chain including raw materials suppliers and garment vendors. You will collaborate with internal partners to update quality standards for raw materials and products in the knits and wovens category. You’ll leverage collective expertise to suggest improvements to cost of goods, assembly, sustainability and ROI. You’ll also collaborate with mills and vendors to ensure that the brand vision is clearly understood and successfully brought to life with every product we offer. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.
·Engineering degree in textiles, materials or equivalent based on specialization
·7-10 years related industry experience
·Expert technical knowledge of yarn spinning, weaving, knitting, dyeing, printing and finishing processes
·Experience in engineering more sustainable fabrics
·Experience in engineering and validating guest-centric performance claims
·Strong knowledge of US Federal, State and Local Regulations related to apparel and textile industry
·Strong knowledge of textile testing methods and performance standards
·Strong knowledge of apparel manufacturing (cut and sew)
·Excellent problem solving and creative thinking skills.
·Excellent collaboration skills
·Strong project management and organization skills
·Strong communication skills
·Ability to influence broad range of cross-functional partners
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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