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Corporate Strategy Manager

Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1085418
Corporate Positions
Finance & Accounting
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Aug 14, 2019

Corporate Strategy Manager

J.C. Penney Company, Inc.

Plano, Texas

The Project Manager – JCP Transformation Office works directly with key stakeholders from multiple groups across the organization such as Finance, Pricing, Stores Operations, Asset Protection, Supply Chain, and E-commerce. S(he) will be responsible for project management of strategic and transformational initiatives across the company and for ensuring alignment of project scope and objectives with the organization's strategic objectives in the form of measurable business realizations.

This role is critical in the execution of all transformation initiatives across the organization. S(he) will partner with many leaders and personnel and thus must have a balance of persistence and drive coupled with strong partnering skills.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Be a champion of MS Project, Power BI, and project management discipline
  • Coordination of all sub-team efforts
  • Manages multiple projects simultaneously
  • Lead and conduct meetings with stakeholders to gather business requirements (process deep dives, data needs, reporting and visualization etc.) to document and understand business processes, and develop solutions
  • Communications, including deck writing
  • Maintains communications with both clients and the executive team, keeping them informed about the project status
  • Provides leadership, direction, and support to project team members throughout all phases of the project life cycle
  • Proactively anticipates, troubleshoots, overcomes, and/or escalates project challenges in a timely manner
  • Analyze complex quantitative and qualitative data, draw conclusions, and develop actionable recommendations using technology and systems

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • Must be highly organized with a strong attention to detail
  • Possess a high level of professionalism and have excellent follow-through skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation communication skills, both orally and in writing
  • People Manager
  • Superior analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and willingness to take initiative
  • Must be a self-starter, adaptable to new concepts, and exhibit a strong initiative
  • Ability to effectively lead and interact in a team environment with a variety of different departments, levels, and organizations
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and decision-making under pressure
  • Must possess a strong business acumen and high level of confidence
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive information
  • Proficient in Microsoft Project and Power BI
  • Two (2) years prior experience working with project management tools (JIRA, MS Project, Power BI)

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: Corporate Strategy Manager
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1085418

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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