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Assistant Textile Designer



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Bring Your Amazing Self to Work

At Macy's, Inc. we're on a mission to create a brighter future with bold representation for all. This is our Mission Every One. We know that each person here is unique. So we respect and invest in each individual to create growth, pride, and satisfaction. If we are able to bring our whole selves to work, it translates into a more abundant and wider array of ideas and energy for all to benefit from. Our success will be built on amazing colleagues, working together.

Job Overview

The Assistant CAD Designer is responsible for all aspects of CAD Design including the development of prints, color combinations, stripes, graphics, embellishments, jacquards, and plaids for each season. This position will support the Senior CAD Designer/Senior Designer in developing and executing a strategic vision, with a progressive, customer-centric approach while delivering on sales and profit objectives. This role requires leveraging technical expertise to identify opportunities and develop an assortment. Fundamental requirements include collaborating, taking ownership of your business, and achieving results. Candidates must be comfortable with quickly evaluating and sun-setting legacy approaches that no longer align with the strategy. The ideal candidate will be known for both vision and an equally strong orientation for speed, organization, & accuracyders and acts as a strategic consultant, delivering high-quality, actionable outputs.

What You Will Do

  • Assist Senior CAD Designer/Senior Designer on trend research for Seasonal Prep + Concept milestone meetings, specifically for print, colorways, embellishments, graphics, & any new ornamental treatments
  • Assist Senior CAD Designer/Senior Designer on decisions made on in-season print/pattern changes to make for the department and vendors based on sales, margin, and turn forecast in partnership with Product Development and Buying Team
  • Support team in strategic meetings with recommended print/pattern assortments (Key Resources, Design, Team Management)
  • Assist in identifying the key print/patterns that comprise each classification
  • Adhere to the seasonal time and action calendar for area of responsibility
  • Assist Senior CAD Designer/Senior Designer with the design and development of colorway, prints, and fabric simulations (such as wovens, knits, & foils)
  • Re-color and design prints, jacquards, embroidery, embellishments, yarn dyes, and graphics
  • Scan and clean up prints to assist vendors on executing to proper number of screens
  • Assist with creating proper repeats of patterns
  • Create pitches and supply print and color chips for development packages
  • Prepare print boards/set-up for presentations and market
  • Assist in designing graphics for prints, logos, etc.
  • Assist with designs “companion” prints
  • Competitive shop for trend and research development
  • Maintain & organize the file structure within their brand for both external and internal partners (SharePoint & PLM)
  • Processing and saving print studio files
  • Maintain an industry presence that allows for connections, new business opportunities, and ideas at Macy’s. Represent and support the Macy’s brand while maintaining this presence and building relationships.
  • Communicate extensively with design and product teams.
  • Collaborate with Vendor Community (Overseas/Domestic).
  • Communicate regularly with design & product management teams to gather input and share print/pattern development direction.
  • Communicate daily with overseas offices to share print/pattern development information.
  • Assist Senior CAD Designer/Senior Designer in selecting and approving patterns, scale, and colors.
  • Use design software programs for style, color, and pattern development.
  • Identify any print opportunities and provide suggestions.
  • Regular, dependable attendance & punctuality.

Skills You Will Need

Design Experience: Preferred qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in Fashion Design or Fine Arts, experience in retail or design internships, and 0-3 years of direct experience.

Retail Industry Knowledge: Passion for and knowledge of the retail industry, including reading fashion magazines and industry publications such as WWD. Experience in apparel, footwear, accessories, or home retailing is a plus.

Organization and Attention to Detail: Good organizational skills with a keen eye for detail.

Project Management: Proficient in project and process management, capable of effectively managing workload, priorities, and timelines.

Communication Skills: Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to think analytically and pragmatically.

Initiative and Problem-Solving: Self-starter with strong problem-solving skills and the ability to take initiative.

Interpersonal Skills: Excellent interpersonal skills, fostering effective collaboration and teamwork. Considered a true team player.

Who You Are

  • Dedicated to fulfilling ideals of diversity, inclusion, and respect that Macy’s aspires to achieve every day in every way.
  • Candidates with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in a related field are encouraged to apply.
  • Regularly required to sit, talk, hear; use hands/fingers to touch, handle, and feel. Occasionally required to move about the workplace and reach with hands and arms. Requires close vision.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule based on department and company needs.

What We Can Offer You

  • An inclusive, challenging, and refreshingly fun work environment
  • Competitive pay and benefits rooted in principles of equity
  • Performance incentives and annual merit review
  • Merchandise discounts
  • Health and Wellness Benefits across medical, dental, vision, and additional insurance
  • Retirement Savings Plan with 401k match opportunity
  • Employee Assistance Program (mental health counseling and legal/financial advice)
  • Resources for continuous learning, career growth, and leadership development
  • 8 paid holidays
  • Paid Time Off (first year prorated depending on start date)
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Guild education benefit funds 100% of tuition, books, and fees in designated programs
  • Colleague Resource Groups (CRGs) and give-back/volunteer opportunities
  • Empowerment and autonomy to perform impactful work with tangible results

About Macy’s

Now is an exciting time for a Macy's career as we continue to focus on creating exciting and memorable experiences for every Macy's customer, whether their journey starts online or in the store. Our opportunities in Sales, Merchandise, Operations, Customer Service, Warehouse, Marketing, and other areas let you express your creativity and commitment to excellence, grow your career and make a difference to your Macy's colleagues and customers.

Bring your creativity, energy, and ideas to the Macy's team – Apply Today!

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.


This position may be eligible for performance-based incentives/bonuses. Benefits include 401k, medical/vision/dental/life/disability insurance options, PTO accruals, Holidays, and more. Eligibility requirements may apply based on location, job level, classification, and length of employment. Additional benefit details are available at macysJOBS.com.