Packaging Engineer

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mar 16, 2021
Apr 09, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
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 Owned Brand Management & Product 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, essentials, beauty, or apparel 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.

Job Overview:

A role with Target Packaging is an opportunity to lead the development of packaging for Target's beloved owned brands, exclusive partnerships and select transit packaging. Your influence will drive sales and grow brand love through packaging that's guest-centric, on brand, competitive "at shelf" and category relevant. Here, you'll leverage internal and external partnerships to execute packaging planning, project management, print development, copy and structural development to achieve brand expression and market differentiation. Your work will prioritize and manage packaging projects, securing the correct resources and creative needs to deliver on time and budget. As part of a global team spanning the U.S., China and India, you'll have partners at sourcing offices overseas, as well as international vendors and suppliers.

As a Packaging Engineer, you will:
  • Actively participate and lead development testing and innovation of Target packaging structural needs for our Owned Brand products
  • Work across the enterprise with key internal and external partners to define packaging requirements and identify optimal packaging solutions
  • Become an expert in structural packaging for assigned categories working under the coaching of a Senior or Lead Packaging Engineer
  • Identify the value packaging can deliver from design, innovation, cost savings, sustainability and offer relevant solutions to advance the business.
  • Develop and refine structural specifications for packaging
  • Lead category and item level market research, including testing and guest feedback

  • Bachelor's degree in Packaging Engineering, Materials Science or related field or equivalent work experience
  • 0-4 years of experience
  • Ability to manage a large workload with multiple projects, prioritize requests, and meet deadlines
  • Motivation to learn new skills, with passion for engineering and design
  • Ability to work independently and strategically in a fast paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
  • Experience with Artios CAD and ESKO products preferred

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please visit your nearest Target store or Distribution Center or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.


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