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Senior Assistant Designer

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Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1082834
Corporate Positions
Product Development & Sourcing
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Apr 14, 2021

Sr. Assistant Designer – Men's

J.C. Penney Company, Inc.

Plano, Texas

At JCPenney, we share a passion for serving customers, supporting our communities and being the best retailer for all families. As a company founded on the Golden Rule, our success is rooted in the belief that we treat everyone the way we would want to be treated. At every touchpoint, customers 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.

Working at JCPenney means joining a dedicated team of associates who are encouraged to be uniquely themselves in a safe, caring and welcoming environment. It is a place where careers prosper, accomplishments are celebrated and diversity flourishes. It’s a place that’s meant for you.

The Sr. Assistant Designer assists in interpreting the trend direction into brand appropriate silhouettes and designs, and to learn the design process through working with the Design and Product Development team to execute the brand profile and business strategy for the season.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assists in interpreting the seasonal fashion direction, assortment opportunities and merchandise trends for area of responsibility.
  • Assists designer in creating original concepts that encompass style, color, and fabric for assigned brands to ensure customer focused offerings that meet fashion and quality requirements consistent with brand profile. Completes assigned portions of product packages.
  • Participates in the preparation of materials for Trend Concept Work Session, Concept Sample Line Review, and line review sessions as needed for area of responsibility (the brand).
  • Works with the Trend Team, Designer, and Product Development Manager to conceptualize product design for the season. Directs the Textile Designers to shop print studios for the brand, and works with fabric and trim lines in developing direction for the season.
  • Assists in the timely approval of all strike-offs, handlooms, knit downs, trim cards and confirmation samples; reviews the final assortment for fit, construction, fabrication, coloration, with Designer. Coordinates sample confirmation process.
  • Ensures 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.
  • 2 – 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 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: 1082834

Job Title: Senior Assistant Designer
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1082834

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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