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Executive Staff Assistant - Legal

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Location: Dallas, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1083884
Corporate Positions
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Apr 24, 2019

Executive Staff Assistant - Legal

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 Executive Staff Assistant provides comprehensive support and ensures smooth, efficient operation of the office of an executive and overall department, as assigned.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manages requests for the executive's time by using judgment about the important and priority of each request while maintaining the satisfaction of those making requests; delegating or directing requests as necessary.
  • Responsible for calendar management (including coordination of travel plans); opening, sorting and prioritizing incoming mail; answering phones and relaying messages; greeting visitors (internal and external); ordering departmental supplies; preparing expense reports; maintaining files.
  • Reviews incoming inquiries and communications on behalf of the executive, determines level of urgency, and takes appropriate action; represents the executive by communicating on his or her behalf in internal or external audiences, when appropriate, in a positive and professional manner.
  • Assists the executive with departmental projects as assigned, including budgeting and group events.
  • Works closely with associates at all levels to provide appropriate access to or information from the executive.
  • Point of contact for executive and department for external guests, customers and business associates, as needed.
  • Maintains regular contact with the executive's direct reports.


Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • High school education is required.  College degree is preferred.
  • 6+ years’ experience at JCPenney or comparable company as an Executive Assistant; demonstrated success in handling executive level activities with efficiency and poise.
  • Able to maintain a high level of confidentiality on sensitive business and other related matters
  • Outstanding communication/relationship management skills
  • Ability to exercise considerable judgment, discretion and diplomacy in all areas of responsibility
  • Strong administrative and clerical skills, highly proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Possesses strong organization skills, ability to multi-task high volume work requests and re-prioritize independently; pro-actively problem-solves.
  • Demonstrates excellent judgment, strong flexibility and adaptability, exceptional composure under stressful circumstances; strong diplomatic skills; responsiveness
  • Team player; regularly assists other associates.


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.


Job Title: Executive Staff Assistant - Legal
Location: Dallas, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1083884

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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