Assistant Designer

JC Penney, Inc
Plano, TX, USA
Posted 1 month ago
Assistant Designer J.C. Penney Company, Inc.Plano, TexasPre-requisite: Kent State University SeniorsThis posting is strictly for Seniors from Ken State University who want to express their interest in the Assistant Designer position and would like to be considered for future opportunities.

    The Assistant Designer assists in interpreting the trend direction into brand appropriate silhouettes and designs, and to learn the design process through working with Design and Product Development teams.  

  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. Shops print studios and 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.
  • 1 – 2 years’ experience in design product and fabrication knowledge.
  • Communication, organizing work. Knowledge of CAD, U4IA, Illustrator, and PDM.
  • 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.

  Enjoy a rewarding career at JCPenney Corporate, where we offer a competitive benefits package, a vibrant work environment, and the opportunity to make a difference at one of America's most iconic retailers.  

  • Generous benefits: Medical/dental/vision insurance starting on day one, term life insurance, paid vacation/holidays, 401(k) Savings Plan with company match, and an associate discount on JCPenney merchandise.
  • On-site amenities: Daycare, Grab & Go Store, Coffee Shop, the Local Kitchen, fitness center, free garage parking, golf simulator, arcade, pickleball courts, and vibrant co-working spaces, meeting rooms and wellness rooms. 
  • Exciting location: Our corporate office is located in the heart of Legacy West, a vibrant new development in Plano, Texas, with plenty of shopping, dining, and entertainment options.
  • Opportunities for growth and development: We are committed to helping our employees grow their careers and develop their skills. We offer a variety of training and development programs, as well as opportunities for advancement.
  • Collaborative and supportive culture: We believe in creating a workplace where everyone feels valued and respected. We encourage teamwork and collaboration, and we are always looking for ways to support our employees' success. 
About JCPenney: 

     JCPenney is the shopping destination for diverse, working American families. With inclusivity at its core, the Company’s product assortment meets customers’ everyday needs and helps them commemorate every special occasion with style, quality and value. JCPenney offers a broad portfolio of fashion, apparel, home, beauty and jewelry from national and private brands and provides personal services including salon, portrait and optical. The Company and its 50,000 associates worldwide serve customers where, when and how they want to shop – from to more than 650 stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. In 2022, JCPenney celebrates 120 years as an iconic American brand by continuing its legacy of connecting with customers through shopping and community engagement. Please visit JCPenney’s Newsroom to learn more and follow JCPenney on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.     For more opportunities to join our team please visit our careers page.   

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JC Penney, Inc

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