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Sr. Technical Developer

Apply Now Job ID: R0000130999 job family: Technical Design schedule: Full time Location: 33 S 6th St, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55402-3601;

Target Merchandising is evolving at an incredible pace. We are constantly reimagining how this $70 billion retailer offers the innovative, guest-inspiring items that Target is known and loved for. Our goal is to deliver exceptional value, quality and style to elevate Target as the premier retailer in a competitive global marketplace. Through intelligent and progressive business strategies that make the most of Target’s resources and partnerships worldwide, Merchandising works across product categories to create a localized shopping experience online and in our 1800 stores. Are you a creative problem solver who loves to see your work translate into real results? Can you collaborate effectively, execute a plan efficiently and positively influence how Target chooses and presents the right product in the right place at the right price? If so, you will have success on one of our dynamic teams.

A role in Sourcing means having a hand in developing products that have a positive impact on people and the planet. We integrate our sourcing capabilities with our propensity for quality and social responsibility to positively impact the cost and quality of our products. We care about the lives of the people who make the products Target guests love, and we’re mindful of the impact our manufacturing practices have on the environment. In Sourcing, you’ll apply your apparel and accessories and/or home goods expertise to promote and apply responsible sourcing practices while driving the success and growth of Target’s owned brands. The Sourcing team starts at the very earliest stages of product development, builds out the costing models and tracks where product stands at every step in the production cycle, from overseas shipping to our import warehouses, distribution centers and stores. And since Target is indeed a global company, you’ll be part of the team that manages global relationships in partnership with the buying team who shop for trends all over the world. Your ability to stay aware of our suppliers’ activities will help ensure compliance with responsible practices, and you’ll have influence over which manufacturers Target chooses to work with. You’ll be a close point-of-contact with Target team members in sourcing offices located in 20 countries around the globe, and you’ll support their work as liaisons among buyers, product developers and overseas partners.

As a Sr. Technical Developer you'll

·Drive in cycle product/category development and innovation

·Support business priorities, product functional requirements, and performance expectations to ensure fit and quality consistency

·Collaborate with the Designer to research and develop guest-focused Owned Brand product from concept through execution

·Partner with Designer, Merchandising, Sourcing and Vendors to deliver on product objectives and business strategy while adhering to calendar timelines

·In partnership with overseas technical design teams and vendors, create and maintain, complete and accurate specifications and approvals in PLM system

·Communicate daily with internal and external partners to ensure high quality execution in materials, components, and fit

·Lead collaboration with design, sourcing and vendors on scope and feasibility, 3D/physical sample review for quality and adherence to standards.

·Lead in-cycle technical research, wear testing, quality analysis, innovation and product solutions

·Partner proactively with overseas technical designers, production engineers and vendors to alleviate potential manufacturing, quality, and fit concerns within the product development cycle

·Lead in cycle market research of competitors, benchmarks, and new opportunities to engineer value and drive development of cost viable quality products.

·Partner with guest insights and product testing teams to drive guest research and wear testing to build products that foster love and loyalty

·Represent close to vendor and production teams to review production issues and collaborate with Cross Functional Team to resolve

·Follow technical processes, brand standards, and development testing that aligns to brand

·Initiate and drive vendor accreditation opportunities for BPFE/BPTD. Participates in alignment on business and development paths

·Lead vendor training, onboarding, assessments and accreditation Travel internationally and domestically to support business as needed

·Lead hindsighting on quality execution, guest feedback, and partner connections (COE, PSQA, Global TD's, BPTD's, etc.)

·Performs other duties as required/assigned by manager

About you:

·8+ years’ experience in product and development

·Strong knowledge of fit, construction and value engineering

·Current in industry standard technical knowledge of development and manufacturing processes

·Proficient in use of relevant computer applications (Photoshop, Illustrator, Microsoft Office Suite, PLM system, 3D software)

·Attention to detail, problem solving and decision-making skills

·Adept at working in a fast-paced, often changing, highly collaborative environment

·Strong verbal and written communication skills

·Committed to continuous learning, diversity, equity and inclusion

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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