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Sourcing Specialist

Location: Dallas, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1081718
Corporate Positions
Product Development & Sourcing
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Mar 19, 2019

Sourcing Specialist

J.C. Penney Company, Inc.

Plano, Texas

At JCPenney, we share a passion for serving customers, supporting our communities and being the best retailer for all families. As a company founded on the Golden Rule, our success is rooted in the belief that we treat everyone the way we would want to be treated. At every touchpoint, customers discover stylish merchandise at incredible value from an extensive portfolio of private, exclusive and national brands. Reinforcing this shopping experience is the customer service and warrior spirit of approximately 98,000 associates across the globe, all driving toward the Company's mission to help customers find what they love for less time, money and effort.

Working at JCPenney means joining a dedicated team of associates who are encouraged to be uniquely themselves in a safe, caring and welcoming environment. It is a place where careers prosper, accomplishments are celebrated and diversity flourishes. It’s a place that’s meant for you.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assists in managing the placement and confirmation of direct import buys. Communicates on a continual basis with Sourcing, buying and product development units, overseas offices and suppliers regarding all aspects/details of the buy and ensures all accurate information is provided.
  • Assists in managing the cost component worksheet. Communicates with the brand unit, overseas offices and suppliers to ensure all information is inputted correctly; runs a variety of reports as required by the sourcing manager/sourcing director
  • Collects data for the production process and shipping report. Assists in communication with the buying and brand units, sourcing manager, overseas offices and suppliers to provide prompt and accurate production information; assists in resolution of quality and delivery issues, including cancellations and cost concessions.
  • Monitors the filing system for outstanding buys and confirmation as well as the booking report and product package logs, supported by reports required by sourcing.
  • Assists in the designation and distribution of product packages to overseas offices to further develop an understanding of the supplier matrix as well as technical expertise of fabrications, garment construction and sourcing strategy.
  • Performs research and data gathering in the development of new resources, coordinates/attends meetings with suppliers, and reviews supplier factories and mills.
  • 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 time and action calendars to deliver IMU, quality and delivery goals
  • Maintain detailed product and cost information
  • Monitor quality and delivery performance matrix and implement improvement initiatives
  • Trouble Shoot and resolve production and delivery issues

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain or comparable.
  • Strong communication 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)

Our corporate office, located within the exciting new development of Legacy West in Plano, Texas, supports JCPenney stores and supply chain facilities nationwide. 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. On-site campus amenities include health clinic, pharmacy, daycare and preschool, full cafeteria service, a 24-hour fitness center and free garage parking.


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

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REQ ID: 1081718

Job Title: Sourcing Specialist
Location: Dallas, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1081718

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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