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Buyer - Beauty

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Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1112385
Corporate Positions
Buying & Planning
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Jan 5, 2023

Buyer - Beauty

The Buyer - Beauty plans, purchases, communicates and controls merchandising, pricing and marketing strategies for assigned lines of business as required; while maximizing sales & profits and increase market share for JCPenney Stores and JCP.com

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Develops a competitive merchandise assortment plan that is customer focused and monitors and adjusts sales plan by staying abreast of fashion/industry trends and competition
  • Builds strong product assortment with suppliers, negotiates pricing and inventory in assigned categories
  • Evaluate suppliers on new and existing products, including but not limited to quality, pricing, shipping time, customer demand and return on investment
  • Manage the selection and bidding process of new and existing suppliers and negotiating contracts
  • Integrates brand, sourcing, marketing and retail supply chain functions into the merchandising process to make business decisions
  • Attends trade shows and conferences to research new industry trends and products
  • Identifies items to maximize promotional and marketing strategies and determines lifecycle of each item. Provides input in creating the exit strategy and inventory aging standards.
  • Trains, coaches and develops Assistant and Associate Buyers
  • Ability to recognize, analyze and quantify market trends

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:
  • College degree or equivalent business experience
  • 4-6+ years merchandising experience; preferably with a large organization in a similar role
  • Thorough knowledge of buying and operations gained through progressive buying experience
  • Assortment optimization and Business Planning
  • Supplier and Price Management
  • Strong Decision Making ability and Negotiation Skills
  • Demonstrates Courage/Conviction
  • Adaptability/Perseverance
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook required

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

Buyer - Beauty (Salon)

The Buyer - Beauty (Salon) plans, purchases, communicates and controls merchandising, pricing and marketing strategies for assigned lines of business as required; while maximizing sales & profits and increase market share for JCPenney Stores and JCP.com

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Develops a competitive merchandise assortment plan that is customer focused and monitors and adjusts sales plan by staying abreast of fashion/industry trends and competition
  • Builds strong product assortment with suppliers, negotiates pricing and inventory in assigned categories
  • Evaluate suppliers on new and existing products, including but not limited to quality, pricing, shipping time, customer demand and return on investment
  • Manage the selection and bidding process of new and existing suppliers and negotiating contracts
  • Integrates brand, sourcing, marketing and retail supply chain functions into the merchandising process to make business decisions
  • Attends trade shows and conferences to research new industry trends and products
  • Identifies items to maximize promotional and marketing strategies and determines lifecycle of each item. Provides input in creating the exit strategy and inventory aging standards.
  • Trains, coaches and develops Assistant and Associate Buyers
  • Ability to recognize, analyze and quantify market trends

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:
  • College degree or equivalent business experience
  • 4-6+ years merchandising experience; preferably with a large organization in a similar role
  • Thorough knowledge of buying and operations gained through progressive buying experience
  • Assortment optimization and Business Planning
  • Supplier and Price Management
  • Strong Decision Making ability and Negotiation Skills
  • Demonstrates Courage/Conviction
  • Adaptability/Perseverance
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook required

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: Buyer - Beauty
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1112385

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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