Senior Manager, SEM Design Innovation and Print Production - Style: A&A, Beauty, Home

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Apr 25, 2022
Jun 05, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
About us:
As a Fortune 50 company with more than 350,000 team members worldwide, Target is an iconic brand and one of America's leading retailers.​

Working at Target means the opportunity to help all families discover the joy of everyday life. Caring for our communities is woven into who we are, and we invest in the places we collectively live, work and play. We prioritize relationships, fuel and develop talent by creating growth opportunities, and succeed as one Target team. At our core, our purpose is ingrained in who we are, what we value, and how we work. It's how we care, grow, and win together.

Fueling the continued success of one of the world's most beloved and recognized brands is a distinctly capable, creative and innovative Marketing organization. Target Marketing is well known for inspiring and surprising guests, and we pride ourselves on connecting them to the products and experiences they expect and deserve from Target. We study our guests to discover new needs and insights, and then craft every interaction to build brand love. We are market experts who insist on a clear and cohesive understanding of our business objectives, guest segments and behaviors, strategies and tactics, overcoming obstacles and measuring success. Our commitment to partnering both internally and with external agencies gives us a wide range of capabilities, from award-winning creative work to exciting and unique promotional marketing. Leveraging our collective assets and fostering a healthy, supportive and open team culture, we deliver a holistically gratifying experience that guests can only get at Target.

A role with Target In-Store Marketing means an opportunity to shape our guests' holistic experience of our marketing content inside our stores. You'll drive the success of both forward-thinking projects and best practices that have a global impact on In-Store Marketing's activities. Bring your exceptional skills for prioritization to allocate and manage projects to meet budget and timing parameters. Here, you'll balance efficiency with effectiveness as you oversee the production and logistics for all In-Store Marketing deliverables.


A recognized store experience marketing leader who can inspire, frame, and operate a design innovation and production team, with a strong understanding of 3D tools to bring creative concepts to life and to the next level.


You will lead a team of 4 design innovation and print production professionals, supporting all Style categories (Apparel, Accessories, Beauty, Home). In addition to leading and having full accountability for your team, you will take the lead on high-profile projects, champion innovation, develop best practices in collaboration with your peers and partners.

Job Responsibilities

• You will bring the digital know-how to unlock SEM's deep design and creative bench.

• Develop and define the vision and strategy for a best-in-class SEM design innovation studio.

• Work closely across design, production, creative, planning, visual merchandising, store design, store operations and project management teams to build alignment to SEM goals.

• Actively guide teams to reach target goals offering mentoring and support where possible.

• Partner with cross-functional leaders on improving processes and practices to increase quality and accuracy, ensure cross-pollination of technical and design best practices.

• Create a positive and inclusive culture within the team; embrace diversity, create space for new ways to solve problems, recognize contributions of team members and create opportunities for growth and development.

• Provide guidance to ensure that the team has what they need to develop and implement a method for effectively tracking project status and metrics to report on key results.

• You will be a key member and partner in the broader mission of digitally transforming the store experience marketing creation process.

Job Requirements

• Experience in designing, prototyping, printing, and manufacturing.

• Proven success, or relevant experience, in driving team results through strong leadership.

• A demeanor that welcomes feedback, enjoys working in a collaborative, iterative, and agile process.

• Knowledge and understanding of 3D tools and technology.

• Strong creative and technical design skills.

• Experience building, running, and leading a successful creative studio team; ideally with multiple projects and priorities.

• Demonstrated ability to deliver on projects from beginning to end with knowledge of how a pipeline supports the process.

• Ability to communicate complex ideas in a clear and straightforward manner.

• Ability to motivate teams and promote initiatives.

• Strong interpersonal skills & thrives in a team environment.

• Shown problem solving and troubleshooting skills.

• Experience in managing change.


• Bachelor's degree or higher in retail design, product design, industrial design, digital arts, or equivalent combination of relevant education, experience, and training.

• A portfolio with relevant projects demonstrating high level execution.

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada residents is $85,400 to $153,700. 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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