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Fabric R&D Sr. Specialist

Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1117215
Corporate Positions
Product Development & Sourcing
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: May 14, 2024

Fabric R&D Sr. Specialist

J.C. Penney Company, Inc.

Plano, Texas

The Fabric R&D Sr Specialist will support and assist the Raw Materials team with executing seasonal fabric development.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Executes technical fabric developments to line up with mill strategy
  • Evaluates mill pricing & provides feedback to Sourcing
  • Maintains development charts and master fabric menus, provides to cross functional teams
  • Adheres to Time & Action calendar, ensuring all development and testing deadlines are met
  • Participates in seasonal trend direction and marketing intelligence efforts
  • Travels domestically and internationally, as needed

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:
  • 4-year College degree or equivalent business experience preferred.
  • Two to four years' experience working in fabric development
  • Solid knowledge of fabric & raw material global costs
  • Energetic self-starter; very comfortable working both independently and within a team
  • Detail-oriented; highly organized
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Product Line Management (PLM) system knowledge

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 visitourcareers page.


Job Title: Fabric R&D Sr. Specialist
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1117215

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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