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Product Development Designer (CONTRACT)

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Date: Jan 31, 2019

Location: Framingham, MA, US

Company: TJX Companies, Inc.

PD Designer

Contract Position – local candidates only

Monday-Friday, Framingham, MA

 

Job Summary:

 

Works with the Senior Designer to develop private label apparel design and artwork for specific product classifications.  Executes according to the strategic merchandise plan.  Develops strong customer service and working relationships with internal and external contacts.  Consistently shops all levels of stores including our own for fashion/trends/color direction and value.   

 

 

 

Major Areas of Responsibility

 

 

In conjunction with the Senior Designer designs activities surrounding selected Private Label programs.  Continually researches Color & Trend information.  Has knowledge of competitive products/brands.  Develops concept boards, sketch library, designs artwork and selects color using trend and color services. Selects and purchases original artwork.

 

 

Designs, develops and executes technically accurate artwork for Marmaxx’s private label programs, working with the Product Development team from the concept meeting through the prototype process and artwork execution.  Updates the status of multiple projects, anticipating problems and devising solutions.

 

 

Selects, manages and evaluates in-house freelance services for artwork development.  Ensures strict deadlines are met.  Provides direction and delegates projects to freelancers based on ability.

 

 

Preforms special projects, as assigned.

 

 

 

Resolves issues as they arise in a timely manner.
Ability to prioritize work load
Acts with Integrity.
Researches and recommends color and trend services
Develops and designs original artwork for Private Label Apparel & Hangtag Labels
Purchases artwork and development samples within R & D budget
Recommends appropriate creative direction

 

Education:

Degree in Fashion Design or equivalent work experience
 

Minimum job skills:

PC skills including Microsoft Office, Adobe Illustrator and PhotoShop, IGrafix, U4ia, Prima Vision, Kaledo
Detail oriented
Effective communication skills
Developed fashion sense for clothing design and construction
Ability to communicate and interpret conceptual design ideas
Strong organizational and follow through skills
Works well in a team environment
Ability to handle multiple projects
Strong interpersonal skills
Demonstrates expertise in their functional area
Ability to sketch
Knowledge of trend/color/concept services

 

Minimum experience
3+ years in Product Development with emphasis on designing apparel


Nearest Major Market: Framingham
Nearest Secondary Market: Boston

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