Sample Producer, Target Creative
Posted on: November 26, 2022
This position is located in Minneapolis, MN and requires onsite
As a Fortune 50 company with more than 350,000 team members
worldwide, Target is an iconic brand and one of America's leading
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
Fueling the continued success of one of the world's most beloved
and recognized brands is a distinctly capable, creative and
innovative Marketing organization. Target Marketing is well known
for inspiring and surprising guests, and we pride ourselves on
connecting them to the products and experiences they expect and
deserve from Target. We study our guests to discover new needs and
insights, and then craft every interaction to build brand love. We
are market experts who insist on a clear and cohesive understanding
of our business objectives, guest segments and behaviors,
strategies and tactics, overcoming obstacles and measuring success.
Our commitment to partnering both internally and with external
agencies gives us a wide range of capabilities, from award-winning
creative work to exciting and unique promotional marketing.
Leveraging our collective assets and fostering a healthy,
supportive and open team culture, we deliver a holistically
gratifying experience that guests can only get at Target.
Target Creative is the in-house creative agency dedicated to
bringing one of the world's most beloved and recognizable brands to
life. Whether through design, marketing or brand work, we are the
driving force behind delivering Target's dynamic, inventive and
unmistakable storytelling to its massive global audience. Our
mission is to inspire a sense of joy, wonder and excitement, and to
take our guests-and ourselves-somewhere new. Never resting on past
wins or settling for anything less than extraordinary, our origin
story built us to thrive in the competitive and changing retail
marketplace. We tell a compelling and cohesive brand story,
maximizing our messages across the digital platform-whether via a
digital art gallery or a new $1 billion children's clothing brand.
Operating as one fully integrated team in both the U.S. and
overseas, Target Creative comprises the best and brightest talent
to execute market-leading creative strategy, design, writing, video
production, operations, digital, UX, social media and more. We
leverage smart and rewarding external partnerships while closely
aligning with our Target teams. Together, we tackle every creative
challenge with our amplified strengths, ultimately bearing the
groundbreaking creative work that helps make Target the decisive
guest favorite, year after year .
As an Ecommerce Sample Producer, you will independently own
assigned complex business/ campaign categories by managing the
lifecycle of the product needs for owned-brand lifestyle, item
level, CGI, video and still production. You are responsible to
proactively determine and solve for conflicting sample needs.
Accountable to know merchant product priorities through source book
knowledge, inventory analytics, and launch dates to solve for the
conflicting sample needs. Through your own independent thinking,
you must provide creative solutions to ensure cost efficiencies
during production. It is your role to enable connectivity across
channels and external studios in relation to product being shared
with shoots leveraging the same samples/product priorities. On set
you will be the central resource for all product related
information, questions and issues for key partners such as the
stylist, producer and merchandising.
Pre-shoot you will contribute appropriate project meetings for
assigned business areas. This includes pre-pros, product reviews
and Kick Off meetings. You will be accountable for providing
pertinent project information and confirm timing/location for
Merchandising partners. You must identify potential sample risks
within the global supply chain. Independently evaluate and build
contingency plan(s) to present the best trade-off decision to
mitigate project risk and communicate changes to production team
and key partners. The role will require you to be responsible for
managing samples, on set sample organization and logistics
throughout the duration of each project.
On-set support is required during shoot to perform as the product
knowledge expert. You will provide on-set support by determining
and enforcing product usage guidelines to cross functional teams
(Art director, Stylist, Workshop). Independently owning the
decision and direction on sample usage to elevate the guest
experience and avoid reshoots that have a cost implication. During
the shoot you will ensure connection back to Target.com
shopability, and strengthening the guest experience. You will be
responsible to create a new grid for each shoot which will capture
key data for each shot to allow sharing of the assets across
enterprise channels. You will need to continuously update the grid
and track for images to ensure they are uploaded in pipeline for
global imaging partners and provide alternate image information.
Post production requirements are to ensure all samples are returned
to Warehouse following best practices. The Sample Producer
expectation is to build category/business capabilities,
institutional knowledge, and strong partnerships. Lastly you will
be responsible for ongoing process assessments and
- 4-year college degree or equivalent experience
- Excellent attention to detail, communication, and
- Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced
- Ability to work independently, drive results, demonstrate
flexibility and adapt to change
- Willing to travel - on set support only. Job would be in office
most of the time.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
- Ability to lift 20 lbs.
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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