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Technical Designer

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Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1092598
Date Updated: Mar 8, 2021

Technical Designer

The Technical Designer provides technical expertise to evaluate apparel merchandise in terms of style, measurement and construction to achieve the appropriate fit, quality and design interpretation for the manufacturer to follow.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Design and Product Development teams to determine fit and aesthetics.
  • Complete product packages in FlexPLM, including measurements, construction details and technical sketches.
  • Establish and maintain fit and construction standards to ensure brand consistency and quality.
  • Prepare and lead fit sessions with Design and Product Development, discuss fit history when presenting current fit and recommend alternative methods of construction or options for components when necessary.
  • Resolve and communicate fit and construction issues to International Buying Offices and factories within the development and production timelines.
  • Daily communication and follow through with IBO, vendors, and all cross-functional partners.
  • Enhance fit and quality through review of customer comments, competitive analysis, and conducting fit symposiums.

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • College degree in fine arts or design, or equivalent work experience in a design related field preferred.
  • 3-5 years of technical design experience required.
  • Knowledge of garment construction, patternmaking and manufacturing process.
  • A trained eye for proportion, balance and aesthetic details.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrates confidence and assertiveness in fit presentation.
  • Ability to self-manage, works independently, multitask, and consistently meets deadlines.
  • Strong organizational skills with an acute attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Proactive on problem solving and resolution oriented.
  • Proficiency in: Flex PLM, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, Web PDM, Microsoft Outlook and Excel.

About JCPenney:

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 90,000 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.

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

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Job Title: Technical Designer
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1092598

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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