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Visual Communication Associate

Apply Now Job ID: R0000042970 Date posted: 09/04/2019 schedule: Full time Location: 33 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55402-3601;

Visual Communication Associate

About us:

Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America’s leading retailers.

Fueling the continued success of one of the world’s most beloved and recognized brands is a distinctly capable, creative and innovative Marketing organization. Target Marketing is well known for inspiring and surprising guests, and we pride ourselves on connecting them to the products and experiences they expect and deserve from Target. We study our guests to discover new needs and insights, and then craft every interaction to build brand love. We are market experts who insist on a clear and cohesive understanding of our business objectives, guest segments and behaviors, strategies and tactics, overcoming obstacles and measuring success. Our commitment to partnering both internally and with external agencies gives us a wide range of capabilities, from award-winning creative work to exciting and unique promotional marketing. Leveraging our collective assets and fostering a healthy, supportive and open team culture, we deliver a holistically gratifying experience that guests can only get at Target.

As a Visual Communication Associate, you are responsible for coordinating the Visual Communications PROCESS and EXECUTION, inclusive of all visual communication to the field for designated division.  Manage and own individual assignments for the Visual Merchandising Guide (VMG), field training tools, and other forms of communication.  Create and improve organizational systems of tools to deliver consistent, brand right communication to the field. 

The role will be responsible for translating visual merchandising strategies into documents while ensuring message reinforces brand standards; inclusive of all data and photo entry. You will identify and participate in training and development opportunities designed to improve professional skills and personal growth while partnering to drive mock store or virtual planning & execution process with Visual, S&P, Store Ops and Field Visual.

Core responsibilities for the Visual Communication Associate will include, but not be limited to, managing all mock store build information including: new items list, product write-ups, document formatting, and photography/photo editing. You will participate in pre and post mock store walk through process with Visual partners as well as special projects as assigned. Meet all outlined deadlines for communications and develop efficiencies in work to ensure timely execution and compose and distribute critical visual updates to the Field/Field Visual teams when necessary. As well as generate and implement short and long-term improvements to the communications process, approved by manager.

About you:

  • 1-2 years of Visual Merchandising experience
  • Proven visual communication skillset (in addition to interviews, external candidates will be required to submit a portfolio to review)
  • Highly proficient in Adobe Creative Suite/Microsoft Office Suite/Photoshop and/or Lightroom/ Sketchup
  • Excellent communicator with presentation, project management and organization skills, while remaining flexible in shifting priorities
  • 4 year college degree in Visual Merchandising/Communication, Art, Design, or related field and/or equivalent work experience
  • Cultural awareness, competitive analysis, and knowledge/understanding of current trends
  • Maintains a competitive edge on technology for visual communication
  • Must be willing to work on your feet and capable of lifting (boxes, mannequins or other) as heavy as 50 lbs

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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