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Senior Designer, Kids

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Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1084833
Corporate Positions
Product Development & Sourcing
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Aug 2, 2019

Senior Designer, Kids

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 Senior Designer leads in the creation of the original concepts that encompass style, color and fabric for assigned brand(s), or classification by executing the brand profile and the business strategy for the season.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Leads in the creation of original concepts that encompass style, color, and fabric 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.
  • Supervises the initiation of product packages through working with technical designers.
  • 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.
  • Leads in the development and selection of artwork, prepares the flat sketch design for new products, and creates design sketches for enhancements to existing products.
  • Travels as needed to develop the product.
  • Develops and makes seasonal merchandise presentations 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.
  • 8 – 10 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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Job Title: Senior Designer, Kids
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1084833

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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