TJX 10180- Contract Product Development Designer in Massachusetts

Product Development Designer (Contract)

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. Travels domestically and overseas to retail shop, attend print and fabric shows. Interprets design concepts and develops them into new products. 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 loadActs with Integrity.Researches and recommends color and trend servicesDevelops and designs original artwork for Private Label Apparel & Hangtag LabelsPurchases artwork and development samples within R & D budgetRecommends appropriate creative direction

Education:

Degree in Fashion Design or equivalent work experience

Minimum job skills:

PC skills including Lotus Notes, Microsoft Office, Adobe Illustrator and PhotoShop, IGrafix, U4ia, Prima VisionDetail orientedEffective communication skillsDeveloped fashion sense for clothing design and constructionAbility to communicate and interpret conceptual design ideasStrong organizational and follow through skillsWorks well in a team environmentAbility to handle multiple projectsStrong interpersonal skillsDemonstrates expertise in their functional areaAbility to sketchKnowledge of trend/color/concept services

Minimum experience3+ years in Product Development with emphasis on designing apparel