Sr Technical Designer-Handbags

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Jun 30, 2017
Jul 28, 2017
Employment Status
Full Time
JOIN US AS A SENIOR TECHNICAL DESIGNER, HANDBAGSSimilar Industry Titles and Key Words: Designer Independently develops and executes the technical development process that ensures product adherence to defined quality standards established for specific Target owned brands. Interprets designer's concepts and ushers product through its development lifecycle and provides technical product guidance to Design, Sourcing and Merchant Teams. Has advanced proficiency/expertise in the category. May lead Assistant or Associate technical Designers/Product Engineers.Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals.  As a  Senior Technical Designer, you'll take the lead as you…
  • Provide technical expertise to merchants during line development on the product dimension and construction specification for all owned brand merchandise
  • Partner with Product Managers, Merchants, Design, and Trend, to develop cost effective product consistent with appropriate brand positioning while recommending any improvements to quality and construction
  • Provide manufacturer with thorough and accurate dimension and construction specifications.  This includes:  creative technical drawings, and recommending construction and seam enhancements
  • Communicate with manufacturer and troubleshoots to resolve issues pertaining to manufacturer limitations
  • Develop relationships with vendors' technical staffs to expedite construction problems during development or production
  • Work with Designer and Trend to ensure trends are interpreted properly in the production of owned label product
  • 4-year Degree in Engineering/Manufacturing Management/Design
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in product development or a related field (manufacturing/retail)
  • Experience in writing of product technical specifications and product evaluations
  • Strong knowledge in the manufacturing of a variety of product types: sewn, plastic, metal, wood and paper materials
  • Strong organizational, negotiation and problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated, team player with ability to communicate with different levels within the organization