Product Development Specialist:HARD HOME Job - Are you ready to explore the corporate side of retail? The TJX Companies, Inc. is the leading off:price apparel and home fashions retailer in the U.S. and worldwide, operating four major divisions :: Marmaxx (T.J. Maxx and Marshalls) and HomeGoods in the United
State: s; TJX Canada (Winners, HomeSense and Marshalls); and TJX Europe (T.K. Maxx and HomeSense). In late 2012, we acquired Sierra Trading Post, an off:price, Internet retailer of apparel and home fashions, bringing it into our family of businesses. With over 27 billion in revenues in 2013, more than 3,200 stores, and approximately 191,000 Associates, success is always in style at TJX. We at TJX understand that both our customers and the talent pool from which our Associates come are increasingly diverse. Our core values of respect, integrity and fairness are inherent in the relationships we build with each other, our vendors and our customers. We are committed to leveraging the differences among our Associates and customers to create both a diversified mix of talent within TJX and a diversified mix of merchandise within our stores. We consider the unique views and opinions of our Associates to be key to our growth and success in the future.
Product Development Specialist
Works with Product Development Team on the development and approval of private label Home Products. Develops and executes product based upon vision and void directed by the Merchants and Manager to ensure the timely shipment of quality, trend right product. Develops strong customer service and working relationships with Agents, Buyer Vendors and other inter:departmental associates. Travels domestically and overseas as needed. Regularly shops all levels of stores including our own and competitors for fashion, trends, color direction and value.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
: Develops strong working relationships and communication skills.
Ensures styling details and product standards are clearly communicated and understood by Agents/Vendors. Facilitates problem resolution in a timely manner.
: Coordinates the development process according to time and action deadlines.
: Develops an understanding of how to create achievable programs and how to add efficiencies while working with the Manager and team.
: Works with technical design and design to ensure that the product styling is consistent with current market trends. Works with their Managers, the Agents and Vendors to develop new techniques and concept samples.
: Reviews all submits received from vendors for compliance to standards. Communicates technically achievable direction to the vendors on how to make any corrections. Consults Product Manager or team members for functional guidance as necessary.
: Assists in monitoring delivery and production flow according to the Time and Action deadlines. Monitors WIP reports with Product Development team, Agents, and Vendors to ensure on time delivery for all programs.
: Travels domestically and internationally as needed.
: Approves submits including trims, dips, print strike offs, fabric quality and samples against established standards.
: Resolves issues as they arise in accordance to the Time and Action calendar.
: Ability to prioritize work load
: Acts with integrity
: Recommends methods to improve the product construction and quality
SKILL REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSIDERATION:
: Degree in Fashion/Home Product Design and/or Merchandising.
: Minimum of 2+ years Product Development experience, preferably in Home Fashion products.
: Photoshop and Illustrator skills
: Former Home experience is a BIG PLUS, at the minimum a fashion background.
: Intermediate Photoshop and Illustrator skills, at the minimum.
: Excel skills.
: Organized, attention to detail and the ability to manage to support multiple categories. of product.
: Must be a team player
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