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Merchandise/Planning & Allocation Intern

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Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1086001
Date Updated: Apr 6, 2020

Merchandising/Planning & Allocation Intern

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.

For 9 weeks as a Merchandising/Planning & Allocation Intern at our Home Office in Plano, Texas, you will gain a basic understanding of each phase of the merchandising process. You will be assigned to a Merchandise Action Team (MAT) which includes Buying, Planning and Allocation, and given various projects to facilitate your learning. Our goal is to immerse you in all aspects of buying and planning and show you what it is like to be a part of the JCPenney team. At the end of the program, you will present a project showcasing your understanding of the buying and planning process to senior leadership. Upon completion, if you have what it takes to be a part of the JCPenney team, you may receive an offer for the full-time Business Analyst Trainee position in our home office post-graduation.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Comprehend the end-to-end process and product lifecycle
  • Understand the proper hand-offs between Merchandising and Planning & Allocation
  • Shadow training partners to observe daily activities, procedures, and processes
  • Participate in weekly Merchandise Action Team meetings and events
  • Apply critical thinking to problem-solve and recommend solutions to drive business results
  • Build relationships with cross-functional team members
  • Take initiative to execute assigned case study project with minimal guidance

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • Current college junior status
  • Cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Major in Fashion Merchandising or Business
  • Desire to move to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area
  • Outstanding leadership, communication and time management skills
  • Ability to recognize, analyze and quantify market trends
  • Ability to collaborate and be a strong team member
  • Proficient in MS Word and Excel
  • This position is available only to individuals who are eligible to work for JCPenney in the United States. JCPenney will not sponsor individuals for immigration benefits for this role.

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: Merchandise/Planning & Allocation Intern
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1086001

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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