Product Designer, Cat & Jack Boys

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Mar 06, 2019
Apr 20, 2019
Employment Status
Full Time
Description: 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 on our Apparel business. 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.

Cat & Jack is a purpose-driven owned brand, and our product values are derived from what our guest has told us is important to them: Comfort, Versatility, Durability, Positivity, Inclusivity, and mindful Social Impact.

As a Designer for Boys woven tops, layering, suiting, and Boy & Girl School uniforms, you'll support Owned Brand Product Design and Development with direction from design leaders to achieve overall product design strategy and merchant objectives.

Who you are:  Independently motivated + strategically organized. You have the ability to lead product categories and manage workload independently (with minimal supervision), but also love to work collaboratively.

Deep curiosity in exploring the needs of the guest, and passionate about thoughtful, strategic product design for Kids. Comfortable with blending guest insights data, trend intel, and creative vision to develop trend-right / brand-right design solutions that will differentiate Cat & Jack from the competition and drive preference to Target.

Experienced in designing woven products. Collaborate with design leader and team to execute concepts, color stories and develop appropriate fabrics/ trims. Skillfully curate assortments with Textile design partners.

Strength in conducting market research, sharing insights and providing recommendations.

Hungry to learn.  Proactively challenge yourself and others around you to stretch and grow.

Effective communicator.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to confidently share ideas, present design, and influence positive outcomes.  

Reliable team player.  Adapts quickly and easily, working well with total team in order to get things done and bring the brand vision to life each cycle.    

Results-oriented.  Pride yourself on quality work & attention to detail.

Continuous collaboration and clear communication with cross functional team partners to ensure product designs achieve overall strategy and objectives while meeting margin goals.  

Partner with vendors as an extension of your team to translate seasonal trends into product that align with business needs.  

Toolbox: Adobe Illustrator; Photoshop; Conceptboard; Virtual development tools (CLO 3D, Optitex), Microsoft outlook, Excel, Powerpoint


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