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Sustainable Materials Principal Program Manager (Principal Sustainability Engineer)

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Sustainable Materials Principal Program Manager (Principal Sustainability Engineer)

About Us:  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 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.

Join our dynamic Sustainable Product Development Team to influence the sustainability of Target products in all categories (home, hardlines, essentials, beauty, apparel, etc.) and have positive impact on a global scale. Join the team where business savvy meets the greater good, where maintaining Target’s positive stewardship of the environment and its resources is how we do business. Work intimately with the Product Design teams, global Sourcing teams, and external partners on projects that foster environmental responsibility and influence how Target leverages its distinctive brand and unparalleled resources to set the bar for sustainable materials and products.

As a Sustainable Materials Principal Program Manager you will own the strategy for advancing the sustainability of natural fibers made from biological feedstock (i.e. Cotton, Hemp, Linen). You’ll partner with internal teams as well as vendors, brands, NGO's, industry trade groups, certification bodies, and governmental organizations to map sustainability strategies to business priorities and influence collective action. You’ll create and pilot agricultural solutions that will inform Target's sustainability portfolio. You’ll be the lead connector to opportunities with natural fibers and regenerative agriculture that support Target's bold climate and raw material strategies. 

About you:

  • Four year degree in Science or Engineering or equivalent work experience
  • 10+ years related industry experience
  • Deep knowledge of material sciences and global manufacturing systems with understanding of trade-offs involved with different materials
  • Exceptional at developing partnerships with external groups
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong strategic thought and problem solving skills 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and assess priorities effectively
  • Willing to travel up to 25%

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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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