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Fabric ManagerÂ

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Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1084101
Corporate Positions
Product Development & Sourcing
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Apr 14, 2021

Fabric Manager 

J.C. Penney Company, Inc. 

Plano, Texas 

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.  

The Fabric Research and Development Manager develops and executes the divisional fabric strategy and defines the divisional matrix of fabric mills 


Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Provides seasonal raw materials direction, strategy and market intelligence 
  • Identifies opportunities with shared fabrics 
  • Conducts new mill or market research as requested by US Home office 
  • Negotiates fabric pricing, lead times & MOQ's as directed by Sourcing 
  • Mediates between suppliers and mills over color or quality issues 
  • Manages a team of Senior Fabric Merchandisers and Color Specialists 
  • Executes technical fabric developments to line up with mill strategy 
  • Maintains development charts and master fabric menus, provides to cross functional teams 
  • Adheres to Time & Action calendar, ensuring all development and testing deadlines are met 
  • Travels domestically and internationally, as needed 


Core Competencies & Accomplishments: 

  • 4-year College degree or equivalent business experience preferred. 
  • Ten to fifteen years’ experience in fabric sourcing, fabric resource development and fabric construction. 
  • Extensive knowledge of: technical fabric construction & manufacturing, mill & supplier resources, fabric and raw material global costs, quality standards and test methods, and trade agreements 
  • Manages people and processes 
  • Organizes, plans and manages projects 
  • Evaluates and makes sound decisions and understands complex issues 
  • Product Line Management (PLM) system knowledge 


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: Fabric ManagerÂ
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1084101

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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