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Sr. Technical Designer - Intimates

Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1112582
Corporate Positions
Product Development & Sourcing
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Dec 20, 2022

Senior Technical Designer - Intimates

The Senior Technical Designer manages the technical design process and provides technical expertise to evaluate apparel merchandise in terms of style, measurement and construction to achieve the appropriate fit, quality and design interpretation for the manufacturer to follow.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Manages garment evaluation process to ensure the provision of technical design assistance with master pattern and size grading as needed.
  • Collaborate with Design and Product Development teams to determine fit and aesthetics.
  • Complete product packages in FlexPLM, including measurements, construction details and technical sketches.
  • Establish and maintain fit and construction standards to ensure brand consistency and quality.
  • Prepare and lead fit sessions with Design and Product Development, discuss fit history when presenting current fit and recommend alternative methods of construction or options for components when necessary.
  • Resolve and communicate fit and construction issues to International Buying Offices and factories within the development and production timelines.
  • Daily communication and follow through with IBO, vendors, and all cross-functional partners.
  • Enhance fit and quality through review of customer comments, competitive analysis, and conducting fit symposiums.

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:
  • College degree in fine arts or design, or equivalent work experience in a design related field preferred.
  • 8+ years of technical design experience required.
  • Knowledge of garment construction, patternmaking and manufacturing process.
  • A trained eye for proportion, balance and aesthetic details.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrates confidence and assertiveness in fit presentation.
  • Ability to self-manage, works independently, multitask, and consistently meets deadlines.
  • Strong organizational skills with an acute attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Proactive on problem solving and resolution oriented.
  • Proficiency in: Flex PLM, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, Web PDM, Microsoft Outlook and Excel.

What you get:

We offer a competitive benefits package including medical/dental/vision, term life insurance, paid vacation/holidays, 401(k) Savings Plan with company match, and an associate discount on JCPenney merchandise.

About JCPenney:

JCPenney is the shopping destination for diverse, working American families. With inclusivity at its core, the Company's product assortment meets customers' everyday needs and helps them commemorate every special occasion with style, quality and value. JCPenney offers a broad portfolio of fashion, apparel, home, beauty and jewelry from national and private brands and provides personal services including salon, portrait and optical. The Company and its 50,000 associates worldwide serve customers where, when and how they want to shop - from jcp.com to more than 650 stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. In 2022, JCPenney celebrates 120 years as an iconic American brand by continuing its legacy of connecting with customers through shopping and community engagement. Please visit JCPenney's Newsroom to learn more and follow JCPenney on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

For more opportunities to join our team please visit our careers page.

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General Description

Senior Technical Designer - Women's Modern Design

The Senior Technical Designer manages the technical design process and provides technical expertise to evaluate apparel merchandise in terms of style, measurement and construction to achieve the appropriate fit, quality and design interpretation for the manufacturer to follow.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Manages garment evaluation process to ensure the provision of technical design assistance with master pattern and size grading as needed.
  • Collaborate with Design and Product Development teams to determine fit and aesthetics.
  • Complete product packages in FlexPLM, including measurements, construction details and technical sketches.
  • Establish and maintain fit and construction standards to ensure brand consistency and quality.
  • Prepare and lead fit sessions with Design and Product Development, discuss fit history when presenting current fit and recommend alternative methods of construction or options for components when necessary.
  • Resolve and communicate fit and construction issues to International Buying Offices and factories within the development and production timelines.
  • Daily communication and follow through with IBO, vendors, and all cross-functional partners.
  • Enhance fit and quality through review of customer comments, competitive analysis, and conducting fit symposiums.

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:
  • College degree in fine arts or design, or equivalent work experience in a design related field preferred.
  • 8+ years of technical design experience required.
  • Knowledge of garment construction, patternmaking and manufacturing process.
  • A trained eye for proportion, balance and aesthetic details.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrates confidence and assertiveness in fit presentation.
  • Ability to self-manage, works independently, multitask, and consistently meets deadlines.
  • Strong organizational skills with an acute attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Proactive on problem solving and resolution oriented.
  • Proficiency in: Flex PLM, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, Web PDM, Microsoft Outlook and Excel.

What you get:

We offer a competitive benefits package including medical/dental/vision, term life insurance, paid vacation/holidays, 401(k) Savings Plan with company match, and an associate discount on JCPenney merchandise.

About JCPenney:

JCPenney is the shopping destination for diverse, working American families. With inclusivity at its core, the Company's product assortment meets customers' everyday needs and helps them commemorate every special occasion with style, quality and value. JCPenney offers a broad portfolio of fashion, apparel, home, beauty and jewelry from national and private brands and provides personal services including salon, portrait and optical. The Company and its 50,000 associates worldwide serve customers where, when and how they want to shop - from jcp.com to more than 650 stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. In 2022, JCPenney celebrates 120 years as an iconic American brand by continuing its legacy of connecting with customers through shopping and community engagement. Please visit JCPenney's Newsroom to learn more and follow JCPenney on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

For more opportunities to join our team please visit our careers page.

Job Title: Sr. Technical Designer - Intimates
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1112582

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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