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Senior Buyer - Children's Apparel

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Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1113360
Corporate Positions
Buying & Planning
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Apr 13, 2023

Senior Buyer - Children's Apparel

The Senior Buyer - Children's Apparel 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:
  • Responsible for the achievement of sales and profit plans for their collective categories
  • Develops and recommends assortment plans by channel
  • Recommends assortment plan roll-ups for key items, brands, big ideas/trends, attributes, wedge, choice counts and fixtures
  • Creates botto-ms-up plan by channel and category and reconciles with financial targets
  • Develops and makes recommendations based on category history and market share analysis
  • Conducts brand and market share competitive analyses, develops insights and recommends tests
  • Reviews and determines fixture choice counts and earned choice counts with planning and visual teams
  • Responsible for flagship quantification, approves digital inventory audit
  • Reviews fabric needs for private brands with sourcing and signs off on production
  • Validates, optimizes and manages a balanced fashion pyramid for their business
  • Ensures marketing is accurate in ad tracker and store counts are available to support, partners with marketing on style-outs
  • Leads and directs in-season reaction to business
  • Provides strong, steady leadership and communication to teams
  • Develops, coaches and mentors team

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:
  • College degree or equivalent business experience
  • 5-7+ 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: Senior Buyer - Children's Apparel
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1113360

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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