Director Packaging - Optimization

Expiring today

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jul 23, 2022
Aug 18, 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.

At the heart of one of the world's best-loved and most recognizable brands is an impeccable Owned Brands Product & Packaging (OBP&P) team. We thrive on the magic of discovering that just-right thing, and we infuse everything we do with our passion of delighting our guests. We concept, develop, make, and deliver great new products that Target guests expect and deserve. We are uber-savvy trend, style and market 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, performance, quality, and value that decisively position Target above the competition. Your input will have a direct and positive effect on future packaging strategies and bring to life the Target-owned brands that surprise and delight guests, wherever and whenever they love to shop.

A role with the Packaging team means a big opportunity to work on a global portfolio and truly drive innovation in all aspects of your job. Are you a packaging expert who can support your business by staying one step ahead of industry trends, new materials, and techniques? Do you have a passion for identifying new ways to eliminate waste and inefficiencies in packaging designs and processes? Then you will have success on our Packaging team! We own the design and development of all Target-Owned Brand packaging both in store and online. Best of all, your commitment to diversity and inclusion will come to life every day as you work with multicultural teams to create the best, most sustainable packaging for all our guests.

Job Overview:

As the Director of Packaging Optimization, you will lead a global multi-discipline team with direct responsibility for driving packaging cost and process improvement strategies within Target's Owned Brand portfolio. You will be guest centric, understand inclusive and responsible design, guest and packaging trends while staying well connected to industry resources and capabilities. You will collaborate with peers and leaders across various functions to identify and establish strategic end-to-end levers for achieving sustainable design and process improvements through package, product, supply chain and vendor/suppliers programs. You and your team will work on a global scale and be responsible for tracking and reporting progress toward productivity objectives, including active engagement in identifying and prioritizing opportunities across Owned Brands using metrics aligned with the business pyramids to support Target's ambitious growth agenda.

Principal duties and responsibilities include:
  • Guest-centric leader who shapes and stewards the Owned Brands packaging portfolio identifying and optimizing our packaging to effectively meet guest needs, improve performance and drive efficiencies.
  • Lead, inspire, coach, and develop a diverse team of passionate, capable packaging professionals. Perform managerial duties in a hybrid work environment such as planning, organizing, and staffing to ensure successful execution of all program activities.
  • Responsible for creating and delivering a multi-year cost saving roadmap for Owned Brand Packaging.
  • Accountable to identify and deliver margin improved, sustainably designed initiatives that support Target's sustainability goals and the overall strategic plans of the business pyramid.
  • Research, identify and lead innovative, end-to-end Omni-channel packaging opportunities that deliver improved guest experience and drive profitable sales.
  • Lead new optimization techniques; identify technology and industry capabilities to drive improvements to current and future packaging designs and systems.
  • Recognized as an authority and technical expert with deep expertise on Target supply chain systems.

About you:
  • 4-year college degree in Design, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, or related field and/or a minimum of 15 years of equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrates leadership within DE&I (diversity, equity, and inclusion) actions and behaviors with emphasis on team growth and development.
  • Experienced in leading product, packaging, supply chain and/or vendor process improvement including design, margin, direct to guest and transit.
  • In-depth knowledge of packaging creation process, including insights, design, development, and manufacturing (global experience preferred).
  • Skilled at continuous improvement, ability to self-lead with strong project management skills.
  • Ability to analyze all aspects of packaging process with financial understanding to optimize profitability.
  • Proven creative problem solver with ability to drive and manage multiple large-scale packaging initiatives.
  • High awareness of external landscape, market influences and shifting consumer behavior in packaging and retail industry.
  • Ability to interact, negotiate and influence at all levels of the organization.
  • Outstanding communication, presentation, collaboration, and teamwork skills.

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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