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Trend Director

Location: New York, NY, United States -
Job ID: 1085330
Date Updated: Sep 10, 2019

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Divisional Trend Director Women’s

J.C. Penney Company, Inc.

SOHO, NY or Plano, Texas

JCPenney, one of the nation's largest apparel and home furnishings retailers, combines an expansive footprint of approximately 840 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 Trend Director will report to the Women’s Vice President of Design, Trend, Concept and research and report on key fashion trends. The Trend Director will direct the process of driving trend into assortments and interpret fashion trends into JCPenney needs.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Research seasonal trend including: color, fabric, print and pattern, silhouette, and key looks.
  • Works on production for seasonal trend presentation.
  • Stays current on fashion trends through competitive shopping, fashion services, industry contracts, blogs, street style, etc.
  • Identifies trend and presents to VP and Chief Merchant.
  • Travels domestically and internationally to find inspiration and translates information on a timely basis to present to the team.

Brand Development

  • Analyze merchandise mix and works with selected suppliers and Divisional Merchandising Managers to develop new business opportunities and capitalize on existing business regarding enhancements to categories of merchandise
  • Participate in review of sales and profit results and recommends programs or improvements to programs that support merchandise strategies
  • Execute appropriate interpretation and consistency within the assigned division of merchandise plans and programs
  • Ensure that the collection meets the fashion and quality requirements consistent with the brand profile

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • 4-year College degree, or equivalent work experience in design/trend required
  • Prior experience in Women’s casual trend or design required.
  • 10-15 years’ experience in trend and/or design.
  • Proficient in Microsoft PowerPoint, Keynote, and Adobe Creative Suite (specifically lnDesign).
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Collaborative nature with the ability to work cross-functionally.
  • Proven ability to partner with design, merchandising and trend teams of scale
  • High level of taste, trend awareness
  • Solid leadership skills; motivates/inspires others with passion and ease

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

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Job Title: Trend Director
Location: New York, NY, United States -
Job ID: 1085330

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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