Macys Jobs – Associate Designer

Website Macy’s

Job Description:

The Associate Designer is responsible for the design, development, selection, and approval of materials, trims, silhouettes, colors and patterns for area of responsibility. Responsible for a specific classification or area. This position will support the Design team in developing and executing a strategic vision, with a progressive, customer centric-approach all while delivering on sales and profit objectives.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Tech team to make sure corrects specs are used for sample development
  • Develop flat mechanical sketches for design development packages and request development samples
  • Research the retail market seeking new merchandise/trend ideas
  • Responsible for creating and distributing color cards & pattern development sheets (delete this)
  • Select and approves style, materials, trims and colors that fit into the program and style plans
  • Review and comment on development samples
  • Produce cohesive product presentations, including boards, tear sheets and samples to help sell concepts to merchants
  • Responsible for creating and distributing fabric development packages (delete this)
  • Responsible for tracking and approving strike-offs, samples and other development materials
  • Work with Senior Designer on development and execution of product designs that achieve overall product strategy and merchandise objectives
  • Ensure designs meet Brand DNA direction and assortment strategies
  • Research the trend market seeking design inspiration (materials, fashion, color, trade shows) as needed
  • Participate in research and development of seasonal trends
  • Interpret specific color palettes, patterns and prints for the season
  • Interpret seasonal fashion direction, assortment opportunities and merchandise trends for area of responsibility
  • Prepare line and presentation materials for all milestone meetings including color boards, concept boards, print, and storyboards

Job Requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to influence
  • Competitive research and determine action necessary to address competitive challenges
  • Proficiency in MS Office and Excel
  • Identify any product opportunities and provide suggestions.
  • Understands competitive marketplace and pursues white space opportunities that align with Polaris Strategy and the Brand DNA
  • Able to develop, plan, and present given category of business
  • Ability to prioritize and manage workload with multiple deadlines
  • Ideally, 3-4-plus years of industry experience.
  • Working knowledge of Illustrator, Photoshop, and PLM
  • Ability to view and differentiate the color spectrum
  • Strong color sense/print sense
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design or Fine Arts
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule based on department and Company needs.

Job Details:

Company: Macy’s

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: New York, NY, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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