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Sourcing Senior Specialist

Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1112230
Corporate Positions
Product Development & Sourcing
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Nov 8, 2022

Sourcing Senior Specialist

JCPenney, one of the nation's largest apparel and home furnishings retailers, combines an expansive footprint of approximately 875 stores across the United States and Puerto Rico with a powerful e-commerce site, jcpenney.com, to connect shoppers how, when and where they prefer to shop. At every customer touchpoint, she will get her Penney's worth of a broad assortment of products from an extensive portfolio of private, exclusive and national brands. Powering this shopping experience is the customer service and warrior spirit of over 100,000 associates across the globe, all driving toward the Company's three strategic priorities of strengthening private brands, becoming a world-class Omnichannel retailer and increasing revenue per customer. We're looking for motivated, talented individuals who can emerge as Warriors in our organization.

The Sourcing Senior Specialist will manage the placement and confirmation of all direct import buys and perform research for development of new resources and assist in the resolution of quality and delivery issues.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Manage and execute brand or product category and report directly to SSBM or Director
  • Work to build effective strategic relationships with cross-functional partners, internal stakeholders, external suppliers and teams to drive results and influence change.
  • Manage internal and external teams and Time and Action to deliver on IMU, quality and delivery goals.
  • Conduct pre-and post-season analysis and present findings and actions to executive management
  • Maintain detailed product cost information (CIP, Fabric)
  • Responsible for negotiating program pricing and delivery
  • Monitor quality and delivery performance metrics and implement improvement initiatives
  • Manage move outs, cancellations, and liabilities

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:
  • Builds relationships with all internal and external partners
  • Manages execution and drives performance of sourcing strategies in all functions
  • 1-3 years of related experience in retail, apparel manufacturing, quality and trade agreements
  • Strong communication skills and negotiation skills; ability to build relationships cross-functionally
  • Excellent organizational skills; attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task successfully and prioritize while meeting critical deadlines
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word)

What you get:

We offer a competitive benefits package including medical/dental/vision, term life insurance, paid vacation/holidays, 401(k) Savings Plan with company match, and an associate discount on JCPenney merchandise.

About JCPenney:

JCPenney is the shopping destination for diverse, working American families. With inclusivity at its core, the Company's product assortment meets customers' everyday needs and helps them commemorate every special occasion with style, quality and value. JCPenney offers a broad portfolio of fashion, apparel, home, beauty and jewelry from national and private brands and provides personal services including salon, portrait and optical. The Company and its 50,000 associates worldwide serve customers where, when and how they want to shop - from jcp.com to more than 650 stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. In 2022, JCPenney celebrates 120 years as an iconic American brand by continuing its legacy of connecting with customers through shopping and community engagement. Please visit JCPenney's Newsroom to learn more and follow JCPenney on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

For more opportunities to join our team please visit our careers page.

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General Description

Sourcing Senior Specialist

JCPenney, one of the nation's largest apparel and home furnishings retailers, combines an expansive footprint of approximately 875 stores across the United States and Puerto Rico with a powerful e-commerce site, jcpenney.com, to connect shoppers how, when and where they prefer to shop. At every customer touchpoint, she will get her Penney's worth of a broad assortment of products from an extensive portfolio of private, exclusive and national brands. Powering this shopping experience is the customer service and warrior spirit of over 100,000 associates across the globe, all driving toward the Company's three strategic priorities of strengthening private brands, becoming a world-class Omnichannel retailer and increasing revenue per customer. We're looking for motivated, talented individuals who can emerge as Warriors in our organization.

The Sourcing Senior Specialist will manage the placement and confirmation of all direct import buys and perform research for development of new resources and assist in the resolution of quality and delivery issues.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Manage and execute brand or product category and report directly to SSBM or Director
  • Work to build effective strategic relationships with cross-functional partners, internal stakeholders, external suppliers and teams to drive results and influence change.
  • Manage internal and external teams and Time and Action to deliver on IMU, quality and delivery goals.
  • Conduct pre-and post-season analysis and present findings and actions to executive management
  • Maintain detailed product cost information (CIP, Fabric)
  • Responsible for negotiating program pricing and delivery
  • Monitor quality and delivery performance metrics and implement improvement initiatives
  • Manage move outs, cancellations, and liabilities

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:
  • Builds relationships with all internal and external partners
  • Manages execution and drives performance of sourcing strategies in all functions
  • 1-3 years of related experience in retail, apparel manufacturing, quality and trade agreements
  • Strong communication skills and negotiation skills; ability to build relationships cross-functionally
  • Excellent organizational skills; attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task successfully and prioritize while meeting critical deadlines
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word)

What you get:

We offer a competitive benefits package including medical/dental/vision, term life insurance, paid vacation/holidays, 401(k) Savings Plan with company match, and an associate discount on JCPenney merchandise.

About JCPenney:

JCPenney is the shopping destination for diverse, working American families. With inclusivity at its core, the Company's product assortment meets customers' everyday needs and helps them commemorate every special occasion with style, quality and value. JCPenney offers a broad portfolio of fashion, apparel, home, beauty and jewelry from national and private brands and provides personal services including salon, portrait and optical. The Company and its 50,000 associates worldwide serve customers where, when and how they want to shop - from jcp.com to more than 650 stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. In 2022, JCPenney celebrates 120 years as an iconic American brand by continuing its legacy of connecting with customers through shopping and community engagement. Please visit JCPenney's Newsroom to learn more and follow JCPenney on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

For more opportunities to join our team please visit our careers page.

Job Title: Sourcing Senior Specialist
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1112230

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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