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Fabric R&D Specialist

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Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1081437
Corporate Positions
Product Development & Sourcing
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Apr 27, 2019

Fabric R&D Specialist

J.C. Penney Company, Inc.

Plano, Texas

JCPenney, one of the nation's largest apparel and home furnishings retailers, combines an expansive footprint of approximately 875 stores across the United States and Puerto Rico with a powerful e-commerce site, jcpenney.com, to connect shoppers how, when and where they prefer to shop. At every customer touchpoint, she will get her Penney’s worth of a broad assortment of products from an extensive portfolio of private, exclusive and national brands. Powering this shopping experience is the customer service and warrior spirit of over 100,000 associates across the globe, all driving toward the Company’s three strategic priorities of strengthening private brands, becoming a world-class Omnichannel retailer and increasing revenue per customer. We're looking for motivated, talented individuals who can emerge as Warriors in our organization.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Seasonal fabric development to line up with mill strategy
  • Counter source core fabric qualities and identify opportunities with shared fabrics
  • Benchmark pricing and identify cost savings for key fabrics
  • Maintains development charts and master fabric menus, provides to cross functional teams
  • Adheres to JCPenney quality requirements
  • Enter fabric data in Product Line Management (PLM) system including bulk submits

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • 4-year College degree or equivalent business experience preferred
  • One to two years’ experience working in fabric development
  • Basic understanding of technical fabric construction, quality standards, and test methods
  • Energetic self-starter; very comfortable working both independently and within a team
  • Detail-oriented; highly organized
  • PLM system knowledge preferred

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 Concentra health clinic, Walgreens pharmacy, Bright Horizons daycare and preschool, full cafeteria services, Subway, Starbucks,

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: 1081437

Job Title: Fabric R&D Specialist
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1081437

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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