Associate Designer, Responsible Design and Strategy(Remote Or Hybrid)

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Dec 01, 2022
Dec 16, 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.‚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.

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 have a direct and positive effect, whether on 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 a big 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 products that are unprecedented in the marketplace for their design and quality for the price? Then you'll have success 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 the merchant line plans, assortment strategies, price points and overall creative direction.

As an Associate Designer, Responsible Design & Strategy you'll be accountable for supporting the integration of environmental sustainability to Owned Brand products. You will be responsible for the advancement of the Responsible Design Strategy for OBPDM, fueled by the values of Target Owned Brands. Under the direction of the Director of Responsible Design & Strategy, you will support the team in developing Responsible Design strategies, practices and goals that inspire and guide brand, product design, packaging and innovation teams. You will be accountable to Responsible Design processes, which include:

  • Research and Forecasting: Employing your high degree of curiosity, you will stay abreast of insights and trends in Responsible Product Design through market research and expert sources to identify specific guest needs and new sustainability strategies and then visualize and translate knowledge into owned brand products and experiences. You will work closely with internal teams to understand the current state of sustainability tactics, goal-setting, and new opportunities and serve as a critical connection point for internal collaboration.
  • Communication and Visualization: Your skills in research, collaboration, strategic thinking and design will coalesce into a role synthesizing information for the Responsible Design team's complex work. Using these design and visualization skills, you will translate and integrate internal and external information into understandable and actionable materials to inspire and influence Owned Brand teams to continually deliver meaningful responsible product and packaging offerings to all guests.

About you:
  • 4-year college degree in Design, Engineering, or related field or equivalent work experience
  • Knowledge or experience in Circular Design & Sustainability
  • Knowledge or experience in Product Research and Design
  • Ability to build strong partnerships in order to successfully work in a team environment
  • Ability to research & apply market insights information
  • Outstanding oral, written and visual communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize effectively
  • Curious & positive self-starter
  • Strong problem solving and analysis skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Proficiency in Adobe Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign), Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, SharePoint, Word, Excel) & Digital White-boarding Tools (Miro)
  • Comfortable taking risks, driving change and supporting creativity
  • A growth oriented, learning mindset and the ability to inspire others to seek and embrace change


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, VA. 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.

This position may be considered for a Remote or Hybrid work arrangement based on Target's needs. A Hybrid work arrangement means the team members core role will be a blend of virtual and onsite at a Target location. A Remote work arrangement means the team member works full-time from home or an alternate location that's not a Target location, does not have a desk at their primary HQ work location and may travel to HQ up to 4 times a year. Work duties cannot be performed outside of the country of the primary work location, unless otherwise prescribed by Target. The salary range is :$52,200.00 USD - $94,000.00 USD. Pay is based on several factors which may include, but are not limited to education, work experience, certifications, labor markets, 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 at

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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