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Associate Designer

Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1092597
Corporate Positions
Product Development & Sourcing
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Jan 15, 2021

Associate Designer

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Works with Senior Design 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 and Senior Designer, as assigned.
  • Shops fabric/material mills to define newest materials for season, and selects and approves materials and findings for products.
  • Approves lab dips and confirmation samples .
  • Prepares the flat sketch design for new products, and creates design sketches for enhancements to existing products, as assigned.
  • Works with Senior Designer to Line Build brands when applicable
  • 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 PU 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.

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: Associate Designer
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1092597

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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