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Sr Packaging Specialist - Technician

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Closing date
Nov 5, 2022

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Retail / Wholesale
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 the Owned Brand Management & Product 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 have a direct and positive effect on a variety of categories. Here, you will 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 Target Packaging is an opportunity to support the development of packaging for Target's beloved owned brands, exclusive partnerships and transit packaging. Your influence will drive sales and grow brand love through packaging that's guest-centric, on brand, competitive "at shelf" and category relevant. Here, you'll leverage internal and external partnerships to support packaging planning, project management, print development, copy and structural development to achieve market differentiation. As part of a global team spanning the U.S., China and India, you'll have partners at sourcing offices overseas, as well as international vendors and suppliers. 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.

You will review specifications, communicate directly with vendors and suppliers, conduct testing and provide results.

As Technician, you will:
  • Work under the direction of the Senior Packaging Manager to support the Engineering and Print team deliverables.
  • Ensure documentation and specs are complete and on time.
  • Work with vendors to ensure accuracy of die lines and that they are approved.
  • Execute technical testing as needed and report those results to the engineer.
  • Order and manage all packaging samples and prototypes.
  • Assign packaging structures to specific items under the guidance of Packaging Engineer.
  • Attend approval meetings and evaluate samples based on specs.
  • Verify all specifications are complete and accurate. Input into proper systems.
  • Maintain and restock packaging lab.
  • Understand and utilize the technology related to Packaging workflow.

Job Requirements
  • Two or four year technical degree or equivalent experience
  • Prior experience with packaging or consumer goods manufacturing preferred
  • Mechanical knowledge a plus
  • System/process experience: ISTA and ASTM procedures and protocols
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work, contribute and lead in a team environment
  • Limited Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills
  • Ability to work and communicate in a highly collaborative environment

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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