Designer/Engineer, Responsible Design, Circular Capabilities + Acumen (Full Time Remote or Hybrid)

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Nov 03, 2021
Nov 20, 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 Product Design & Management 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 the Designer/Engineer, Circular Capabilities + Acumen, Responsible Design & Strategy you'll be accountable for championing the advancement of environmental sustainability within Owned Brand products. You will be responsible for supporting the Responsible Design Strategy for OBPDM, fueled by the values of Target Owned Brands. Under the direction of the Director of Responsible Design & Strategy, you will collaborate with teams across the Target Enterprise and external partners (Agencies, NGOs, Industry Trade Groups, Business Partners) to drive Responsible Design practices, goals and strategies that inspire and guide brand and category teams. You will be accountable for and own Responsible Design and Development processes, which include:

· Knowledge Build and Share: Supports and drives circular design strategy through industry benchmarking, research and external partnerships ensuring that circular design principles are embedded into cohesive owned brand strategy and influence. Collaborates extensively with internal partners to ensure acumen building of OBPDM team is aligned with Enterprise, deploying the 360 Collective to engage and inspire our team.

· Research and Development: Stays abreast of insights and industry innovation in Circular Design through research and expert sources to identify specific priorities and strategic needs, translating this knowledge into actionable goals for Owned Brand products and experiences. Synthesizes and integrates information to influence product teams in delivering meaningful responsible product offerings to all guests.

· Internal and External Partnerships: In collaboration with Responsible Design team, coordinates with external partners including Agencies, NGOs, Industry Trade Groups and Business Partners to integrate strategic initiatives into Owned Brand product, packaging & brand development.

About you:

• 4-year college degree in Design, Engineering, or related field or equivalent work experience

• 4+ years relevant experience

• Elevated knowledge or experience in Circular Design & Sustainability

• Elevated knowledge or experience in Product Research and Design

• Exceptional at developing partnerships

• Outstanding oral, written and visual communication skills

• Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize effectively

• Strong problem solving and analysis skills

• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

• Comfortable taking risks, driving change and supporting creativity

• A growth oriented, learning mindset and the ability to inspire others to seek and embrace change

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This position may be considered for a Full-Time Remote or Hybrid work arrangement based on Target's needs. A Hybrid work arrangement means the team members core role will be a blend of virtual and onsite at a Target location. A Full-Time Remote work arrangement means the team member works full-time from home or an alternate location that's not a Target location, does not have a desk at their primary HQ work location and may travel to HQ up to 4 times a year.

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada residents is $62,500 to $112,500. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, Target cares about and invests in you as a team member, so that you can take care of yourself and your family. Find competitive benefits from financial and education to well-being and beyond.

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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