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Buyer

Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1081099
Corporate Positions
Buying & Planning
Date Updated: Jun 10, 2019

Buyer

J.C.Penney Company, Inc.

Plano, TX

JCPenney is one of the nation’s largest apparel and home furnishing retailers, and we're dedicated to fitting the diversity of America with unparalleled style and value. Working at JCPenney gives you the opportunity to help create meaningful experiences for the millions who shop at our more than 1,000 stores and jcp.com. We believe in quality that can be felt, fabrics that your skin loves, colors that go with you, and sizes and prices that invite you to buy for the whole family. We're looking for motivated, talented individuals who can emerge as Warriors in our organization. Find your fit at JCP.

The Buyer plans, purchases, communicates, and controls merchandising, pricing and marketing strategies for assigned lines of business as required; while maximizing sales and profits and increase market share for JCPenney Stores and JCP.com.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Develops a competitive merchandise assortment plan that is customer focused and monitors and adjusts sales plan by staying abreast of fashion/industry trends and competition
  • Builds strong product assortment with suppliers, negotiates pricing and inventory in assigned categories
  • Evaluate suppliers on new and existing products, including but not limited to quality, pricing, shipping time, customer demand and return on investment
  • Manage the selection and bidding process of new and existing suppliers and negotiating contracts
  • Integrates brand, sourcing, marketing and retail supply chain functions into the merchandising process to make business decisions
  • Attends trade shows and conferences to research new industry trends and products
  • Identifies items to maximize promotional and marketing strategies and determines lifecycle of each item. Provides input in creating the exit strategy and inventory aging standards.
  • Trains, coaches and develops Assistant and Associate Buyers
  • Ability to recognize, analyze and quantify market trends

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • College degree or equivalent business experience
  • 4-6+ years merchandising experience; preferably with a large organization in a similar role
  • Thorough knowledge of buying and operations gained through progressive buying experience
  • Assortment optimization and Business Planning
  • Supplier and Price Management
  • Strong Decision Making ability and Negotiation Skills
  • Demonstrates Courage/Conviction
  • Adaptability/Perseverance
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook required

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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Job Title: Buyer
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1081099

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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