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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.

Job Overview:

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.

Essential Functions:

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

Strategic Planning:

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

Human Resources/Management:

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.

Communication Skills:

Excellent presentation and organizational skills.

Reasoning Ability:

Proven ability to lead/manage a team.

Other Skills:

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.

Work Hours:

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.

Summer Hours

Endless opportunities. Countless possibilities.

Associated topics: inventory, merchandise, merchandiser, merchandising, procurement, retail merchandiser, stocking, supply chain, warehouse, warehouse associate


• Location: Manhattan

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