Sr PD&D Designer - Seasonal

Employer
Target
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Posted
Jun 22, 2018
Closes
Aug 30, 2018
Employment Status
Full Time
Description: 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 Product Development & 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 or apparel & accessories 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. A role with the Design team means a big opportunity to start from scratch and create something truly original. Are you a design expert who can support your business by staying one step ahead of industry trends, new materials and techniques? Can you demonstrate the utmost attention to detail and create products that are unprecedented in the marketplace for their design and quality for the price? Then you'll have success on our Design team who owns the design and development of all Target-owned brands, from apparel to home goods, and beauty to essentials. In close partnership with our merchant and sourcing counterparts, you'll drive brand cohesion and continuity, ensuring that our products meet the merchant line plans, assortment strategies, price points and overall creative direction. As a Sr Designer, you'll be accountable for and lead Owned Brand Seasonal Product Design and Development together with design leaders to achieve overall product design strategy and merchant objectives.  Primarily, you will design trend stories, concepts, artwork, and product lines for Target's Christmas and Holiday brand, Wondershop, utilizing your proficiency and expertise in product design and development. You will be accountable for and lead PD&D Design and Development in Target's seasonal businesses.
  • Diligent approach to workload, maintaining good, timely communication with internal and external partners.
  • Drive and lead product research and design.  Ability to art direct Associate Designers and Designers when needed.
  • Highly skilled in creating Holiday artwork, trend stories, concepts, and product.
  • Is a Holiday/Christmas industry expert; is able to forecast category, brand, business or guest segment trends
  • Globally shops markets to identify category, brand, business or guest segment trends and has overseas product development trip experience.
  • You will be expected to drive and lead;
    • Holiday trend story creation with supporting artwork, pattern, color palette, techniques and materials.
    • Brand cohesion and management; partners with peers across the division to ensure continuity
    • Product designs to support merchant line plans, assortment strategies, price points and overall creative direction.
    • Collaboration with technical designers and sourcing partners to identify, troubleshoot and resolve product issues.
  • Mentors Associate Designers and Designers and enables collaboration among the larger team.
  • Develops and maintains strong working relationships with key merchant, sourcing, and visual merchandising partners.
  • Has strong business acumen in the Holiday and seasonal categories.
Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.About you:
  • 4 year Design, Fine Art, or similar degree.
  • Minimum 8+ years of experience.
  • Computer design system skills including Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Demonstrated high taste level and creative ability.
  • Advanced understanding of key materials, techniques, product production and manufacturing capabilities in Holiday trim, décor, stockings and skirts. 
  • Commercial sense, market knowledge, ability to research and apply market/trend information.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to successfully work in a team environment.
  • Ability to respond to business objectives with creative, innovative, and cost-effective design solutions.
  • Knowledge of product development processes.

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