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Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1084052
Date Updated: Jan 6, 2020

Associate Merchandise Planner – Planning and Allocation

J.C. Penney Company, Inc.

Plano, Texas

The Associate Merchandise Planner will provide assistance to partner with merchandising to develop and manage comprehensive business strategies to drive sales, optimize inventory investment, and generate profit. Provide insights and perspective with managing allocation process for assigned area of responsibility in support of subdivision financial plans. The Associate Merchandise Planner will report to the Planning and Allocation Director.

Primary Responsibilities (Stores and Ecomm channels):

  • Develops and executes financial plans for sales, receipts, inventory, gross profit, and inventory turn for the assigned area of responsibility with guidance from Merchandise Planner
  • Collaborates with the Merchants and Merchandise Planner in building financial targets for both private and national brand vendors as applicable
  • Prepare weekly and monthly review of sales, gross profit, and inventory results and coordinate subsequent re-forecasting with Planning and Allocation Director, as well as present the forecast to the Merchandise Action Team (MAT) to identify, quantify, and communicate opportunities and risks.
  • Partners with merchandising to develop and manage comprehensive business strategies to drive sales, optimize inventory investment and generate profit with guidance from Merchandise Planner
  • Creates, reconciles and approves item plans, merchandise financial plans, and on order with guidance from Merchandise Planner

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • College degree preferred.
  • 1-2 + years of progressively responsible experience in business, planning, allocation, and/or merchandising. • Ability to drive retail profitability and inventory productivity.
  • Readily grasps numerical concepts and interprets financial information accurately.
  • Ability to utilize retail math skills to analyze and drive business.
  • Exhibit high standards and accountability; takes pride in accuracy.
  • Results-oriented and self-motivated with a strong sense of urgency.
  • Able to independently organize and prioritize broad workload to meet deadlines.

What you get:

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.

About JCPenney:

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.

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

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Job Title: Associate Planner
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1084052

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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