Associate Scientist - Product Design & DevelopmentTarget Brands, Inc. - Minneapolis, MN
Manufacturing / Production
Associate Scientist - Product Design & Development(Job Number:PRO00020W)
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Develop and continuously improve industry leading product formulations and materials for Target Brands.
Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals. As an Associate Product Scientist, you’ll take the lead as you…
Under the direction of Sr. Scientists, participate in technical research on formulation and materials.
Participate in ethnographic research to develop empathy for users and understand how products are used in their natural settings.
Create product level technical strategies for formulation and materials based on business goals.
Develop product specifications for industry leading formulations and materials.
Evaluate product samples and communicate quality differences to the cross functional team.
Recommend manufacturing partners, and collaborate with manufacturing partners to ensure products meet quality and price guidelines.
Identify and resolve testing issues during the development process.
Maintain a working knowledge of applicable government regulatory requirements, safety protocols and Target performance standards for products across assigned categories.
Understand benchmarks for specified owned brands to continuously evaluate and compare Target products to that of the competition and ensure Target product meets or exceeds the performance of competitors’ product.
Partner with Target Compliance and Quality Teams to develop performance testing protocols.
Create product technical specifications and product quality standards.
Research and develop innovative product solutions that may include raw materials, constructions, manufacturing processes and technologies.
Attend conferences, trade shows and trainings to remain current on industry material innovation, manufacturing practices, and regulation changes.
4-year college degree in a science or technical field, or equivalent experience.
2 – 4 years relevant experience.
Knowledge of applicable raw materials and their performance and usage.
Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Ability to successfully work in a team environment.
Ability to communicate business and technical details across various departments levels.
Exhibits a basic knowledge of product formulation and manufacturing.
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Target Corporation operates general merchandise stores in the United States and Canada. It offers household essentials, including pharmacy, beauty, personal care, baby care, cleaning, and paper products; music, movies, books, computer software, sporting goods, and toys, as well as electronics that consist of video game hardware and software; apparel and accessories, such as apparel for women, men, boys, girls, toddlers, infants, and newborns, as well as intimate apparel, jewelry, accessories, and shoes.Further, it provides general merchandise through its Website, Target.com; and branded proprietary Target Debit Card and Target Credit Card. As of April 2, 2014, the company had 1,924 stores, including 1,797 in the United States and 127 in Canada. Target Corporation was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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