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Design Director - Juniors

Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1081388
Corporate Positions
Product Development & Sourcing
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: May 21, 2019

Design Director – Women’s

J.C. Penney Company, Inc.

Plano, Texas

JCPenney, one of the nation’s largest apparel and home retailers, combines an expansive footprint of nearly 870 stores across the United States and Puerto Rico with a powerful e-commerce site, jcp.com, to deliver style and value for all hard-working American families. At every touchpoint, customers will discover stylish merchandise at incredible value from an extensive portfolio of private, exclusive and national brands. Reinforcing this shopping experience is the customer service and warrior spirit of approximately 98,000 associates across the globe, all driving toward the Company's mission to help customers find what they love for less time, money and effort. We're looking for motivated, talented individuals who can emerge as Warriors in our organization.

The Design Director will determine the brand's seasonal fashion direction and lead and manage all aspects of designing, developing, selecting and approving materials, silhouettes, colors, and patterns for the season.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Determine the brand's seasonal fashion direction and direct the creation of original concepts that encompass style, color, print, pattern and fabric.
  • Ensure that the collection meets the fashion and quality requirements consistent with the brand profile.
  • Oversees the initiation of product packages through technical design team.
  • Communicate the Worthington brand business strategy to other design divisions and to senior management in product management and merchandising.
  • Shop print studios and fabric mills to define print direction for the season and develop fabric, yarn and trim strategies appropriate for the brand.
  • Travel as needed, shop appropriate markets and work with the trend office and product and design team to conceptualize the product design for the season.
  • Direct the development and makes seasonal merchandise presentation of proposed designs, including boards, original or prototype samples, and other visuals.
  • Oversee the approval of strike-offs, handlooms and knit-downs and all approvals for fit, style and construction.
  • Provide leadership, management and development of the staff and leadership to the Division through product category expertise.
  • Develop and ensure adherence to the Seasonal Time and Action Calendar.

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • College degree in fine arts or design, or equivalent work experience in a design related field preferred.
  • 10 – 15 years' experience in design product and fabrication knowledge; emphasis on collection.
  • Working knowledge of the technical aspects of the assigned category.
  • Well versed in print and pattern.
  • Experience designing around concepts and flat sketches.
  • Proven technical and computer skills.
  • High taste level.
  • Strong ability to work in and motivate a team with high energy and enthusiasm.
  • Strong business acumen.

Our corporate office, located within the exciting new development of Legacy West in Plano, Texas, supports JCPenney stores and supply chain facilities nationwide. 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. On-site campus amenities include health clinic, pharmacy, daycare and preschool, full cafeteria service, a 24-hour fitness center and free garage parking.

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

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REQ ID: 1081388

Job Title: Design Director - Juniors
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1081388

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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