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Sr. Designer in Woodcliff Lake, NJ at Party City Holdings Inc.

Date Posted: 9/28/2023

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 5 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
  • Pay Range
    $80,000.00 - $100,000.00 Salaried

Job Description

Company Overview:

Party City Holdco Inc. (PCHI) is a global leader in the celebrations industry. A vertically integrated designer, manufacturer, distributor, and retailer, PCHI offers consumer party goods in more than 100 countries around the world.

PCHI team members demonstrate a daily commitment to the company's Brand Purpose: to inspire joy by making it easy for customers to create unforgettable memories by connecting them to everything they need for life's many celebrations.

PCHI operates multiple business divisions, including the Retail Division and the Consumer Products Division. On the retail side, Party City ( is a leading omnichannel retailer in the celebrations category, operating more than 800 company-owned and franchise stores throughout North America. Additional Halloween City ( pop-up storefronts are also located throughout North America seasonally. Comprising the Consumer Products Group are design and manufacturing entities Amscan, an industry leader across multiple celebrations goods and costumes, and Anagram, a dominant player in balloons.

Job Overview:

As a Sr. Designer, you will lead the Creative Direction from trend and initial concept, all the way through to finished product to align with the company’s business objectives and meet all critical dates, product specifications and profitability goals. You will develop and embrace an understanding of our “Customer First” culture by immersing yourself and your designs into our brand and products. You will be instrumental in leading the Design Team to translate new market trends into compelling, trend-forward, innovative and saleable products. A successful Sr. Designer is a strong, visionary leader dedicated to inspiring and motivating their team to reach their full potential.

The salary range ($80,440 - $100,550) offered for this position is a good faith description of the expected salary range this role will pay. PCHI reserves the right to pay more or less than the stated range based on a variety of factors such as experience, geography, etc.

Job Requirements

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Own and effectively communicate the Creative Program Vision from trend research, concept design all the way through to final design execution to continually evolve our product categories forward.
  • Research emerging trends via our subscribed trend services, trade shows, retail market research, social media, fashion etc… and continuously bring forward new, innovative product/program ideas to bring to market.
  • Create and deliver program presentations for both internal and external customers for all trends, new business initiatives, and new program development.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional team members to understand sales performance, strategize the needs of the business, understand manufacturing capabilities and costing to effectively inform your decision making during the creative development process.
  • Prioritize team workload and resources to effectively manage multiple, over-lapping projects to run smoothly and on-time according to the various development calendars. Balance short term and long-term goals and deliverables to achieve results on time.
  • Lead creative product design for all licensed partners. Effectively interpret licensed assets, character style guides and work within the guidelines of the licensed brand while aligning to the company’s goals & objectives.
  • Oversee the creation of all product spec and mechanical files for sourcing and/or production ensuring that all design and costing objectives are met.
  • Review samples and oversee the creation of all revision files as needed to ensure a high standard of design, quality and fit.


Skills Required:

  • Highly skilled in illustration, graphic design, surface pattern design, typography, page layout, trend research and art direction.
  • Highly skilled in the technical setup and preparation of design files for production.
  • Champions Change! Must be flexible, adaptable, innovative, and open in response to competitive pressure and market change.
  • Able to pivot quickly and make timely decisions based on changing needs in a fast-paced environment with ambitious schedules and deadlines.
  • Coaches, provides creative guidance and fosters teamwork.
  • Proactive and self-motivated, with a high level of organizational skills.
  • Detail-oriented, with an emphasis on strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Promotes process improvement and continuously looks for areas to streamline.
  • Conducts market research
  • Develops creative standards
  • Ability to learn new tools and processes quickly while staying abreast of new and emerging technologies




  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in fashion design, consumer product design and/or fashion design
  • 3+ years’ in leadership capacity
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Expert knowledge of garment construction, materials, and mold processes.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office with emphasis in PowerPoint and Basic Excel Knowledge
  • Experience with 3D Design Software is a plus


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