Sr Furniture Designer, Seating and Dining (Full-Time Remote or Hybrid)

Employer
Target
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Posted
May 02, 2022
Closes
May 31, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
Description:
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.

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 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 directly and positively affect the 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 an ample 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 unprecedented products in the marketplace for their design and quality for the price? Then you'll succeed on our Design team that 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 our own brand values, merchant line plans, assortment strategies, price points and overall creative direction.

As a Sr Furniture Designer, Seating and Dining, you'll be accountable for and lead brand vision across Target's portfolio of owned brands, Room Essentials, Threshold, Project 62, Opalhouse, Hearth & Hand with Magnolia, and our partnership with Studio McGee. Product types include dining chairs, tables, accent seating, sofas, and ottomans. You will develop the product with direction from design leaders to achieve overall product design strategy and merchant objectives. You will design lines for a category, brand, business or guest segment utilizing your proficiency/expertise in product design and development. Additionally, you will be accountable for and lead the PD&D Design and Development Processes, which include:

• Design vision for dining chairs, tables, accent seating, sofas, and ottomans.

• Drive and lead product research and design.

• Being an industry expert; able to forecast category, brand, business or guest segment trends.

• Travel to factories for the development and execution of programs.

• Mentor Associate Designers and Designers and enables collaboration among the larger team.

• You will be expected to drive and lead; Concepts, select materials, colors, fabrics, and prints.

• Build brand cohesion; partner with peers across the division to ensure continuity.

• Product designs to support merchant line plans, assortment strategies, price points and overall creative direction.

• Diligent approach to workload, maintaining good, timely communication with internal and external partners

• Collaboration with technical designers and sourcing partners to identify, troubleshoot and resolve product issues.

• This role will need to be curious about sustainability and lead new initiatives for the category.

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

About you:

• Four-year degree in Design, Fine Art, or similar area, or equivalent experience

• Minimum 10+ years of experience

• 5+ years of furniture experience

• Computer design system skills, including Illustrator and Photoshop, 3D is a plus

• Advanced understanding of furniture, fabrics, raw materials & product production

• Commercial sense, market knowledge, ability to research and apply market/trend information

• Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision

• Ability to successfully work in a team environment

• Ability to respond to business objectives with creative, innovative, and cost-effective design solutions

• Knowledge of product development processes

This position may be eligible to be virtual based (also known as full-time remote) or could be 'Flex for your Day', a hybrid model where the team member has some flexibility to choose how and where they work to maximize their productivity and well-being, based on Target's needs. Most of Target's HQ team members work 'Flex for Your Day' with a blend of virtual work and onsite at a Target HQ location. Team members work with their leader to determine how the role, team, partners and business determines the flexibility. For team members who work virtual based, they enter into a work arrangement that means the team member works full-time from home or a non-Target location, and do not have a workstation at their assigned HQ location, but may travel to a HQ site up to 4 times a year.

**A virtual based work arrangement is strictly prohibited for candidates residing in the following 16 states: AL, AR, DE, FL, IN, IA, LA, MD, MS, MO, NC, OK, PA, SC, TN, VT. If you are hired and are working remotely from one of the states listed above you may be subject to corrective action up to and including termination.

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada residents is $85,400.00 to $153,700.00. 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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