Posted: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 10:17 PM
As part of our creative team, you ll bring our iconic brands to life for the world. From apparel designer to copywriter to site designer and beyond, Macy s is your destination for creative opportunities.
Lead the Design Team in creation of designs for exclusive private brand products. Develop trend strategies that support merchant objectives and the Macy s brand. Responsible for setting the brand/label s seasonal fashion direction. Direct all aspects of design, development, selection and approval of materials, silhouettes, colors and patterns for the season. Direct and manage the entire Design Team for the FOB. Perform other duties as assigned.
Design and Trend Research:
Lead the Design Team in development and execution of product designs to achieve overall product strategy and merchandise objectives
Partner with other Design VPs and Merchants to share information on new emerging trends to ensure synergy and consistency within a brand
Set and drive the brand/label s seasonal fashion direction
Lead the research and development of seasonal trends
Interpret seasonal fashion direction, assortment opportunities and merchandise trends for area of responsibility
Ensure designs meet merchant line plans, assortment strategies and overall creative direction
Coordinate presentation materials for line previews and buy meetings
Travel Europe/Asia to identify emerging themes and new inspirations
Responsible for shopping the retail markets seeking new merchandise/trend ideas
Responsible for shopping the trend market seeking design inspiration (materials, fashion, color, trade shows)
Identify the key programs that comprise each classification
Oversee Designers in development of design development package components, as needed
Oversee Designers throughout the sampling process in reviewing development samples and approval of counter samples
Lead the Buy Meting coordination process, including visual set-up, props, lifestyle and design presentation
Buy Meeting and Pre-line presentation to the divisions and Senior Executives
Develop and ensure adherence to seasonal time & action calendar
Ensure appropriate product development direction supports each brand s lifestyle, is trend right and is salable
Extensive communication with Product Team and Design Team
Sell product line to divisions at line previews and buy meetings
Present fashion/trend direction to the divisions and Senior Executives
Review merchandise performance by program and style
Provide leadership to Design Directors and Designers in preparing presentation materials for line previews and buy meetings
Provide divisions with design and fashion trends direction at line previews and buy meetings to maintain integrity of fashion/collection
Edit the product line with product team ensuring program and style plans are supported by appropriate product
Manage the communication within the Design Team, merchants and divisions to ensure cohesive aesthetic integrity within the brands
Work with line extension to make sure brand integrity (colors, trends) is maintained
Participate in seasonal Brand Concept meetings
Responsible for global strategic planning for the brand
Participate in strategic meetings with Product Development team
Lead and direct the Design Team on all corporate initiatives
Lead and direct the Design Team in preparation of presentation materials for Visual Directors meeting, Senior Management and Principal reviews
Manage departmental expense budget
Collaborate with Marketing in development of new packaging, brand/label & hangtag needs
Work with Marketing Department on representation of the brand. Partner with Marketing on corporate initiatives (e.g. Way to Shop initiative)
Provide Marketing with all product information needed to market the brand/label
Provide leadership to product team and divisions through fashion trend expertise
Promote and support staff development activities
Ensure that staff has appropriate training and follows MMG product development processes and standards
Partner with HR on recruitment of talent
Responsible for succession planning for all direct reports and staff
Responsible for partnering with HR on resolving any personnel issues and conflicts
Regular, dependable attendance & punctuality.
Bachelor s Degree in Design or Fine Arts.
Minimum 10 years of industry experience.
Excellent presentation and organizational skills.
Proven ability to lead/manage a team.
Proficiency in PC operation, MS office and Excel.
Working knowledge of CAD software and Internet a plus.
Technical knowledge of fabric construction.
Strong color sense/print sense.
Ability to view and differentiate the color spectrum.
Demonstrated creative ability.
Proven design expertise.
Ability to work a flexible schedule based on department and company needs.
This job description is not all inclusive. Macy s Inc. reserves the right to amend this job description at any time. Macy's Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.
Endless opportunities. Countless possibilities.
Associated topics: inventory, merchandise, merchandiser, merchandising, procurement, retail merchandiser, stocking, supply chain, warehouse, warehouse associate
• Location: Manhattan
• Post ID: 163230592 newyork