Sr Manager UX - Design Systems - US

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sep 14, 2021
Oct 24, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
About us:

Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading retailers. Our purpose is to help all families discover the joy of everyday life. As a Senior Manager on our team, you'll bring that purpose to life across, Target apps, internal tools and more through the design of new retail experiences and the evolution of existing ones.

About the job:

As a Senior Manager UX, you'll lead a team of product designers who are altogether responsible for designing world-class experiences for Target Guests and Target Team Members. This includes the creation of entirely new experiences, as well as improvement to existing ones. You'll be well-positioned to make an impact as a member of a friendly and high-performing team operating at the heart of Target's growing digital business.

In this role, you will lead the team responsible for establishing best practices and crafting design deliverables for Web, iOS and Android via Design Systems. You'll think holistically about design system contributions to gauge how, or if they should be extended across multiple platforms. Your team is charged with documenting and advocating for consistency, accessibility and collaboration. You will leverage your influence and expertise to increase adoption, contribution and education of our design systems across multiple organizations.

You will manage the performance and development of a team of design systems designers whose work impacts a broad array of product teams and end-to-end experiences. You'll use your design-thinking expertise to facilitate activities with your team to provide work direction and guidance ensuring that design systems are continually improving, with both next-generation ideas and optimizations in support of Target's business strategies and guest insights.

You'll bring empathy and guest insights to every business problem. You'll participate in guest research and leverage data to inform design decisions. You'll help to define objectives and results with product, engineering and business partners. You'll push work forward with high standards and an approach that follows the voice of the guest. You'll collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team of UX leaders, UX designers, UX writers, engineers, product managers, accessibility consultants, data analysts and UX researchers.

You'll recruit, hire and mentor world-class UX talent that exceed expectations of product and business partners and leadership. You'll prioritize UX resources and the work they're involved in, placing team members on high priority initiatives that complement their skills, career ambitions and growth opportunities. You'll continually coach UX team members on tactical design skills, softs skills and growth within their careers.

You thrive at the intersection of design craft and strategy. You're a curious person who falls in love with problems and enjoys iterating toward a solution. You are passionate about design systems, systems-thinking and the value that it unlocks for UX, engineering, product and the guest. You have a strong knowledge of the HIG and Material design guidelines to craft solutions that feel right for their intended platform. You present work clearly and effectively to educate others and gain support. You value design that is accessible, welcoming, inspiring and simple.

We'll support you along the way with robust onboarding, as well as personal and career development, to help you grow as a strong Senior Manager. The exciting part of retail? It's always changing! Core responsibilities of this job are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:
  • 7+ years' experience in digital software product work, with user experience emphases in design systems, research, UX architecture, interaction design and/or visual design
  • Demonstrated experience leading design systems initiatives and working with a design system
  • Must provide examples of successful UX team leadership and mentoring
  • Expert skills in wireframing, visual design, prototyping, and facilitation techniques
  • Experience both in-person and remote UX research methodologies and ability to conduct or partner with research expert
  • Demonstrated knowledge in digital accessibility best practices and standards
  • Proven ability to successfully lead large-scale projects and initiatives involving multiple cross-functional teams
  • Demonstrated strategic problem-solving and collaboration skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of modern design and prototyping tools (such as Figma, Sketch and InVision)
  • Experience using data and research methodologies and ability to partner with research experts
  • Able to work well in a large organization with many partners
  • Able to communicate design decisions with grace, logic and data
  • Must work well independently and can successfully lead large-scale projects and initiatives involving multiple cross-functional teams
  • A portfolio featuring product design work

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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