Sr Designer - Home Style

Employer
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Posted
Aug 24, 2016
Closes
Mar 01, 2017
Employment Status
Full Time
JOIN US AS A SENIOR DESIGNER - HOME STYLEAbout This OpportunityAs a designer and style leader you will create product our guests love while achieving Target's overall product strategy, quality and financial objectives. Create profitable, exclusive, owned-brand merchandise for one of the nation's most respected retailers. This position within Product Design and Development Studio Team will have a primary focus on Home Style categories.Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals.  As a Senior Designer - Home Style, you will:
  • Create original product, exclusive to Target, for assigned brands that achieve overall design vision and deliver on merchant/business strategies and objectives.
  • See product design from concept through all stages of execution to ensure it delivers on overall design strategy, brand identity, quality expectations, user experience, and assortment strategy. 
  • Stay abreast of benchmarks, home industry/market trends, along with guest needs and preferences to identify recurring patterns and translate inspiration into saleable home products. 
  • Synthesize information and direction to develop a clear design point of view that ensures brand differentiation and style leadership while aligning with the overall design vision and merchant strategy
  • Understand guest needs to inform and create relevant products and solutions
  • Collaborate with Product Engineering, Technical Development and Sourcing teams to ensure designs are compatible with quality requirements, vendor capabilities and pricing goals. 
  • Partner with domestic and overseas vendors  to understand and leverage capabilities, and costing impacts for products and utilize vendors as an extension of your team
  • Seek continuous improvements for all aspects of the development process, optimize/maximize resource management.  
  • Work in a collaborative studio environment with other Designers and Engineers.  Support and mentor fellow team members. 
Requirements        
  • 4-year Degree in Design (Industrial Design, Product Design preferred)
  • 5+ years of experience in design and product development processes, including taking product from concept through execution and partnering with overseas manufacturers
  • Demonstrated high taste level and creative ability including color, pattern, form language, visual merchandising, commercial sense and market knowledge.  Ability to research and apply market/trend information
  • Proven expertise in the furniture category; additional experience in home décor is desirable
  • Technical skills: Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, Solidworks a plus
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking and problem solving ability

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