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Senior Product Designer, Kitchen Tabletop

Employer
Target
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Start date
Apr 11, 2024
Closing date
Apr 26, 2024

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Category
Retail / Wholesale
Employment Status
Full Time
Description: The pay range is $89,700.00 - $161,500.00

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.

About us:

Working at Target means helping all families discover the joy of everyday life. We bring that vision to life through our values and culture. Learn more about Target here.

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 directly and positively affect the 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 an ample 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 unprecedented products in the marketplace for their design and quality for the price? Then you'll succeed 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 our own brand values, merchant line plans, assortment strategies, price points and overall creative direction.

As a Sr Kitchen Designer, Tabletop, you'll be accountable for and lead brand vision across Target's portfolio of owned brands, Room Essentials and Threshold. Product types include Dinnerware, Drinkware, Flatware, Serveware, Barware & Kitchen Counter. You will develop the product with direction from design leaders to achieve overall product design strategy and merchant objectives. You will design lines for a category, brand, business or guest segment utilizing your proficiency/expertise in product design and development. Additionally, you will be accountable for and lead the PD&D Design and Development Processes, which include:

  • Design vision for dinnerware, drinkware, flatware, serveware, barware & kitchen counter.
  • Drive and lead product research and design.
  • Being an industry expert; able to forecast category, brand, business or guest segment trends.
  • Travel to factories for the development and execution of programs.
  • Mentor Associate Designers and Designers and enable collaboration among the larger team.
  • You will be expected to drive and lead; Concepts, select materials, colors, and prints.
  • Build brand cohesion; partner with peers across the division to ensure continuity.
  • Product designs to support merchant assortment strategies, price points and overall creative direction.
  • Diligent approach to workload, maintaining good, timely communication with internal and external partners
  • Collaboration with product engineers and sourcing partners to identify, troubleshoot and resolve product issues.
  • This role will need to be curious about sustainability and lead new initiatives for the category.


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

About you:
  • Four-year degree in Design, Fine Art, or related field, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 10+ years of experience
  • 5+ years of kitchen tabletop experience
  • Advanced understanding of kitchen tabletop product trend, raw materials & product production
  • Commercial sense, market knowledge, ability to research and apply market/trend information
  • Knowledge of product development processes
  • Experience in computer design system, including Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Experience in CAD illustration or 2D/3D software
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to build relationships in order to successfully work with internal and external teams
  • 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.

Team Members in the Target General Merch Inc (TGMI) operating company are strictly prohibited from working more than 30 days per year in the following 16 states: AL, AR, DE, FL, IN , IA, LA, MD, MS, MO, NC, OK, PA, SC, TN and VA. If hired, you are prohibited from working remotely from one of the states listed above for more than 30 days per year.

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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