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Apparel Product Designer, Denim for Universal Thread

Employer
Target
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Start date
Sep 18, 2023
Closing date
Oct 5, 2023

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Category
Retail / Wholesale
Employment Status
Full Time
Description: The pay range is $67,600.00 - $121,700.00

Pay is based on several factors which vary based on position. These include labor markets and in some instances may include education, work experience and certifications. In addition to your pay, Target cares about and invests in you as a team member, so that you can take care of yourself and your family. Target offers eligible team members and their dependents comprehensive health benefits and programs, which may include medical, vision, dental, life insurance and more, to help you and your family take care of your whole selves. Other benefits for eligible team members include 401(k), employee discount, short term disability, long term disability, paid sick leave, paid national holidays, and paid vacation. Find competitive benefits from financial and education to well-being and beyond at https://corporate.target.com/careers/benefits.

Apparel Product Design

About us:

As a Fortune 50 company with more than 400,000 team members worldwide, Target is an iconic brand and one of America's leading retailers.​

At the heart of one of the world's best loved and most recognizable brands is an impeccable 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, whether on home, hardlines, essentials, beauty, or apparel 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 who 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 a Designer, you'll be accountable for Universal Thread denim product. Owned Brand Product Design and Development with direction from your Principal Designer, brand Director and design leaders to achieve overall product design strategy and merchant objectives. Must possess a general understanding of the fashion industry and demonstrate an elevated taste level, and awareness of women's trend and concept work. Under the overall direction of Design leadership, you will work with an assigned category, brand, business, or guest segment and manage your own process and calendar. You will be expected to maintain a diligent approach to workload, which includes timely communication with internal and external partners. You'll support and drive concepts throughout the development process, research, selection of materials, washes, and the creation of silhouettes/form language. Using CAD/hand sketches, you'll translate ideas for product direction. This includes preparing professional presentation boards with illustrations, CAD artwork, fabrication, and material samples. In addition, you will support and drive product designs to maintain overall creative direction, merchant line plans, assortment strategies, and price points. You'll build brand cohesion by partnering with peers across the division to ensure continuity. In collaboration with technical designers/engineers and sourcing partners, you'll also identify, troubleshoot, and resolve product issues.

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

About you:
  • Demonstrate a love for Denim, wash, design, and market research.
  • Four-year degree in Design, Fine Art or related field, or equivalent experience
    3+ years of relevant experience in Denim, Non-Denim washed product
    Computer design system skills including InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
    Experience in CAD illustration or 2D/3D software
  • Experience in shared Design tools like Miro board or similar is a plus
    Experience in wash concept, development, and wash review/comments
  • Experience or interest in sustainability, circular design, and eco-friendly washing
  • Knowledge of textiles, denim garment construction/fit or raw materials & product production
    Experience assimilating product feedback
    Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
    Experience working in a retail or product development environment
    Ability to build relationships in order to successfully work in a team environment
    Ability to respond to business objectives with creative, innovative and cost-effective design solutions


This position will operate as a Hybrid/Flex for Your Day work arrangement based on Target's needs. A Hybrid/Flex for Your Day work arrangement means the team member's core role will need to be performed both onsite at the Target HQ MN location the role is assigned to and virtually, depending upon what your role, team and tasks require for that day. Work duties cannot be performed outside of the country of the primary work location, unless otherwise prescribed by Target. Click here if you are curious to learn more about Minnesota. Role is Hybrid only -

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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations 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 Supply Chain Facility or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.

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