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Footwear Designer

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Location: New York, NY, United States -
Job ID: 1081457
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Apr 13, 2021

Footwear Designer

J.C. Penney Company, Inc.

Plano, Texas


JCPenney, one of the nation's largest apparel and home furnishings retailers, combines an expansive footprint of approximately 875 stores across the United States and Puerto Rico with a powerful e-commerce site, jcpenney.com, to connect shoppers how, when and where they prefer to shop. At every customer touchpoint, she will get her Penney’s worth of a broad assortment of products from an extensive portfolio of private, exclusive and national brands. Powering this shopping experience is the customer service and warrior spirit of over 100,000 associates across the globe, all driving toward the Company’s three strategic priorities of strengthening private brands, becoming a world-class Omnichannel retailer and increasing revenue per customer. We're looking for motivated, talented individuals who can emerge as Warriors in our organization.


The Associate Designer leads in the creation of the original concepts for assigned brand(s) or classification by supporting the Designer in executing the brand profile and the business strategy for the season.


Primary Responsibilities:


  • Leads in the creation of original concepts for assigned lines to ensure customer focused offerings that meet business requirements.
  • Shops appropriate markets, and works with the trend office and product team to conceptualize the product design for the season.
  • Initiates product packages through working with technical designers, as assigned.
  • Shops print studios and fabric mills to define newest fabric and print direction for season, and selects and approves fabric, yarn qualities, and findings for products.
  • Approves strike-offs, handlooms, and knit-downs of assigned projects.
  • Participates in the development and selection of artwork, prepares the flat sketch design for new products, and creates design sketches for enhancements to existing products, as assigned.
  • Travels as needed to develop the product.
  • Develops merchandise presentation of proposed designs, including boards and other visuals.


Core Competencies & Accomplishments:


  • College degree in fine arts or design, or equivalent work experience in a design related field preferred.
  • 3 – 6 years’ experience in design product and fabrication knowledge.
  • Basic working knowledge of the technical aspects of the assigned category, ability to design around concepts and to design flat sketches, technical and computer skills, design and color sense, presentation, persuasion, organization, time management, written and verbal communication.


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 Concentra health clinic, Walgreens pharmacy, Bright Horizons daycare and preschool, full cafeteria services, Subway, Starbucks,

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: 1081457

Job Title: Footwear Designer
Location: New York, NY, United States -
Job ID: 1081457

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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