Sr. Product Design and Development Specialist

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jun 15, 2019
Jun 23, 2019
Employment Status
Full Time
Sr Product Development Specialist ()

Classification: Non-Exempt

December 2018

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 delighting our guests. We concept, develop, make and deliver the great tasting new favorites that Target guests expect and deserve. We are uber-savvy trend and quality 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 taste, quality and value that decisively position Target above the competition. Your work will have a direct and positive effect, whether on convenient meals, snacking favorites, giftables, or pantry staples. Here, you will 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.

As a Sr. Product Development Specialist, you will support Product Development teams with the creation and management of product specifications. You will manage content creation and workflow with vendors and cross-functional partners to ensure timely and thorough completion of product specifications. You will assist with record keeping and data validation in the Brand Compliance management system. You will support packaging file management and finished product review programs as part of the product commercialization process. You will participate in Cross Functional Team meetings to help manage and track progress across these important work streams. In addition, support the technical development team by coordinating the administration of samples, providing test kitchen maintenance, support product evaluations, and product testing support.

Core responsibilities of this job are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About You:

·High School Diploma or equivalent/ Two or four year degree or equivalent (desired)

·Excellent organizational and verbal/written communication skills

·Ability to work independently with limited direction and in a collaborative team environment.

·Strong interpersonal skills. Is able to work effectively to manage relationships with team and key business partners/technical resources/subject matter experts to obtain accurate information to support the data validation and creation efforts

·Respects the guidelines, requirements and protocols for enduring the security and confidentiality of all product information considered proprietary

·Task and detail oriented with ability to manage multiple tasks; flexibility, independence and a high degree of initiative

·System/Technology Aptitude with basic proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel)


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