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Sr. Buyer, Active/Swim

Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1084883
Corporate Positions
Buying & Planning
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Jul 31, 2019

Sr. Buyer, Active/Swim

J.C.Penney Company, Inc.

Plano, TX

The Sr. Buyer plans, purchases, communicates, and controls merchandising, pricing and marketing strategies for the Active/Swim business as required; while maximizing sales and profits and increase market share for JCPenney Stores and JCPenney.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
  • 8+ years merchandising experience; preferably with a large organization in a similar role
  • Merchandising experience with Active/Swim apparel categories
  • 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 supports the JCPenney stores nationwide and offers a competitive benefits package including medical/dental/vision, term life insurance, paid vacation/holidays, 401 (k) Savings Plan with company match, and a merchandise discount plan to JCPenney. Amenities include free covered parking, full cafeteria services, fitness center, and on-site childcare.

For more opportunities to join our team please visit our Careers Page.

Job Title: Sr. Buyer, Active/Swim
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1084883

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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