Sr Manager Stylist

Employer
Target
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Posted
Jul 15, 2022
Closes
Aug 04, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
Description:
This position requires being based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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.‚Äč

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.

Target Creative is the in-house creative agency dedicated to bringing one of the world's most beloved and recognizable brands to life. Whether through design, marketing or brand work, we are the driving force behind delivering Target's dynamic, inventive and unmistakable storytelling to its massive global audience. Our mission is to inspire a sense of joy, wonder and excitement, and to take our guests-and ourselves-somewhere new. Never resting on past wins or settling for anything less than extraordinary, our origin story built us to thrive in the competitive and changing retail marketplace. We tell a compelling and cohesive brand story, maximizing our messages across multiple platforms-whether via a digital art gallery or a new $1 billion children's clothing brand. Operating as one fully integrated team in both the U.S. and overseas, Target Creative comprises the best and brightest talent to execute market-leading creative strategy, design, writing, video production, operations, digital, UX, social media and more. We leverage smart and rewarding external partnerships while closely aligning with our Target teams. Together, we tackle every creative challenge with our amplified strengths, ultimately bearing the groundbreaking creative work that helps make Target the decisive guest favorite, year after year.

Target Studio is an integral part of Target's Marketing Team and is leveraged for photo and video production services. We partner with teams across the company to bring the Target Brand to life.

As a Senior Manager, Stylist, you will bring the Target Brand to life by managing team that styles merchandise for E-commerce and Marketing Special Projects. You will partner closely with Target Creative, photo and motion execution teams to create impactful images that drive sales.

You will have leadership experience in all aspects of Photo Production.

Pre-Production: You have working experience creating concepts and designs for photo + motion shoots for all categories within the Target Brand. Your experience will include working with key internal and external partners: Studio Producers, Art Direction, Sample Management, Props and the Set Shop to secure resources for photo production. This position requires the organizational and communication skills necessary to: manage team, set creative direction, successfully manage a project from start to finish and meet deadlines. In addition to project work; you will train and hold the Styling teams accountable for the evolving Style Guides. To support creative growth; you will partner with Art Directors on testing new approaches to key categories.

Production: You will actively lead teams in analyzing creative direction and resources to optimize production. Creative direction will be provided on set, remotely or through style guides. Partnering with Art Directors and Photographers you will execute the creative direction and provide additional options for consideration. This position manages all staff Stylists and contractor Prep Stylists.

Post-Production: Partner with Art Directors to insure all creative expectations have been delivered. Insure all samples and set elements have been returned appropriately. Provide an accurate accounting of all expenses to the Producers. It's important that you maintain an active network of Stylists who we can leverage during production peaks. When the project is complete you will follow up with creative partners for feedback and opportunities for improvement.

As a leader of the creative production team, you will help build production capabilities and a collaborative culture. Core responsibilities of this job are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:
  • Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent experience
  • Strong management and styling background in commercial photography and motion studio
  • 6-10+ years of experience
  • Manage and develop team of Stylists
  • Develop creative brand strategy in close conjunction with Art Directors
  • Oversee supply ordering for studio
  • Ability to concept, execute and present creative ideas that support Target Brand.
  • Expert proficiency in styling tools and trends
  • Ability to shop for or source props and hand assemble a variety of merchandise
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize information, think critically, and communicate
  • Ability to effectively navigate ambiguity
  • Curiosity around learning new things, uncovering new opportunities, staying current with culture and trends in home and fashion
  • Exhibits integrity, creativity, ingenuity, and resourcefulness
  • Current portfolio demonstrating depth and breadth of creative capabilities
  • Proven ability to lead teams as well as create independently
  • Think strategically, critically and creatively


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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