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Product Development Manager

Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1081436
Corporate Positions
Product Development & Sourcing
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Apr 4, 2021


Product Development Manager

J.C. Penney Company, Inc.

Plano, Texas


JCPenney, one of the nation’s largest apparel and home retailers, combines an expansive footprint of nearly 870 stores across the United States and Puerto Rico with a powerful e-commerce site, jcp.com, to deliver style and value for all hard-working American families. At every touchpoint, customers will 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. We're looking for motivated, talented individuals who can emerge as Warriors in our organization.


The Product Development Manager executes the enterprise-wide private brand strategy for both the direct and indirect business by supporting and guiding the process for all key stakeholders.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provides support for and follows the strategic direction established by the Senior Product Development Manager.
  • Assists the Senior Product Development Manager in ensuring the conceptual plan supports the agreed upon Private Brand strategy.
  • Manages assigned competitive analysis, including quality comparisons, for related areas.
  • Prepares analytical reports of business performance.
  • Supports the Private Brand process and exclusive brands, if applicable.
  • Manages the flex PLM process to ensure timely and accurate product packages.
  • Manages the packaging and labeling requirement of each product package.
  • Assists in the approval process to ensure completion within established timeline.
  • Assists in managing the development process through Cycle Time Reduction (CTR) calendar management.
  • Assists in facilitating weekly MAT meetings; assists in execution of key milestone meetings; prepares weekly meeting agendas and recaps.
  • Assists in the Indirect process for private brands.
  • Builds working relationship with cross-functional team to lead all partners involved in the creation/development of the Private Brand business.
  • Assists and participates in Private Brand meetings to support strategies, resolutions, and make decisions in alignment with the strategic direction.


Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • 4-year College degree preferred.
  • 3 to 6 years' experience in retail buying or wholesale merchandising.
  • Communication, organizing work, decision-making.
  • Strong awareness of trends, merchandising strategies, and product assortment mix


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: 1081436


Job Title: Product Development Manager
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1081436

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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