Designer - Store Design

TARGET - Minneapolis, MN (30+ days ago)3.7


Description:
Designer

About us:
Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America’s leading retailers.
Target’s distinctive brand love is infused throughout its many physical locations by the Properties teams. We have a direct and positive impact on the real estate, design, construction and maintenance of our stores, distribution centers and headquarters. Are you ready to help strategically grow Target’s brand through leading-edge design, development, construction and preservation? Can you effectively balance the efficiencies of a large-design build company with the unique challenges and innovative solutions required by individual sites? Then take your place on one of our Properties teams, and help us make the most of Target’s physical assets, both in the U.S. and overseas.

A role in Store Design means the opportunity to apply your innovative and sustainable architectural design and technical expertise. Your work will ultimately help define the physical experience. The interactions and connectivity between the physical, digital and human elements Target develops for our guest, will evolve the brand image in store and ultimately support Target’s business strategies. You’ll interpret program and scope details to integrate them with interior and exterior site design and aesthetic for new stores, remodels and innovation projects
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
As a Designer, you will
Maintain knowledge and understanding of current industry design trends and best methods
Have responsibility for developing, and/or coordinating the development of area specific or total store design
Research benchmarks, competition and internal guest insights to inform concept direction.
Coordinate with cross enterprise team members (e.g. Properties, Store Operations, Space and Presentation, Visual Merchandising, etc.) to complete design concepts and ensure project scopes align with strategic direction, schedule and budget
Translate strategy into design intent through the development of concept options including sketches and renderings
Inform, direct and speak to design aesthetic on agency, vendor or internally produced work.
Create, present and articulate design rationale for concept design reviews
Coordinate and align with Implementation team for hand-off

About you:
4 Year accredited degree (interior design, architecture or industrial design)
2 years relevant retail experience (preferred)
Excellent communication, presentation, organizational and project management skills
High proficiency in Sketchup, Form Z, SolidWorks or equivalent
Proficient in Photoshop
Proven design and manual drawing skills to develop preliminary solutions for design problems
Knowledge of plastics, metal and wood manufacturing processes
Ability to think strategically and conceptually
Ability to think holistically while developing design concepts
Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships

Qualifications: