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Pre-Production Sr. Specialist

Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1117340
Corporate Positions
Product Development & Sourcing
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Apr 3, 2024

Pre-Production Sr. Specialist

The Pre- Production Senior Specialist executes the production process, including tracking the production calendar and ensuring on-time product delivery. This team member manages logistics and tracking for all sample fabric, raw materials and garment samples while also keeping all team members up-to-date on the product status

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Supports Design to ensure products are executed with design specifications.
  • Supports Raw Materials team to allocate sample yardage, raw materials and trims needed for samples, testing and production.
  • Assists in the approval process and timeline to ensure accuracy and avoid delivery impact.
  • Executes the requesting and tracking of product samples including prototypes, technical fit, line review samples, etc.
  • Continuously communicate to all team members on production updates, approvals & issues.
  • Supports Sourcing, IBO and Product Integrity teams for challenges and issues while maintaining JCPenney standards.
  • Inputs data into systems and ensures the integrity and accuracy of the information.

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:
  • 4-year College degree preferred.
  • 3+ years (post-graduation) related experience in pre-production, product development, and/or merchandising
  • Excellent organizational, communication and decision-making skills
  • High sense of urgency and initiative
  • Proven experience building working relationships with cross-functional teams
  • Strong reporting and analytical skills
  • Computer proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook; Flex PLM experience is highly preferred

Enjoy a rewarding career at JCPenney Corporate, where we offer a competitive benefits package, a vibrant work environment, and the opportunity to make a difference at one of America's most iconic retailers.
  • Generous benefits: Medical/dental/vision insurance starting on day one, term life insurance, paid vacation/holidays, 401(k) Savings Plan with company match, and an associate discount on JCPenney merchandise.
  • On-site amenities: Daycare, Grab & Go Store, Coffee Shop, the Local Kitchen, fitness center, free garage parking, golf simulator, arcade, pickleball courts, and vibrant co-working spaces, meeting rooms and wellness rooms.
  • Exciting location: Our corporate office is located in the heart of Legacy West, a vibrant new development in Plano, Texas, with plenty of shopping, dining, and entertainment options.
  • Opportunities for growth and development: We are committed to helping our employees grow their careers and develop their skills. We offer a variety of training and development programs, as well as opportunities for advancement.
  • Collaborative and supportive culture: We believe in creating a workplace where everyone feels valued and respected. We encourage teamwork and collaboration, and we are always looking for ways to support our employees' success.

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: Pre-Production Sr. Specialist
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1117340

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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