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Product Development Manager - Home

Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1086086
Corporate Positions
Product Development & Sourcing
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Sep 30, 2019

Product Development Manager - Home

J.C. Penney Company, Inc.

Plano, Texas

The Product Development Manager executes the enterprise-wide private brand strategy for both the direct and indirect business by supporting and guiding the process for all key stakeholders.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provides support for and follows the strategic direction established by the Senior Product Development Director.
  • Assists the Senior Product Development Director in ensuring the conceptual plan supports the agreed upon Private Brand strategy.
  • Manages assigned competitive analysis, including quality comparisons, for related areas.
  • Prepares analytical reports of business performance.
  • Supports the Private Brand process and exclusive brands, if applicable.
  • Manages the flex PLM process to ensure timely and accurate product packages.
  • Manages the packaging and labeling requirement of each product package.
  • Assists in the approval process to ensure completion within established timeline.
  • Assists in managing the development process through Cycle Time Reduction (CTR) calendar management.
  • Assists in facilitating weekly MAT meetings; assists in execution of key milestone meetings; prepares weekly meeting agendas and recaps.
  • Assists in the Indirect process for private brands.
  • Builds working relationship with cross-functional team to lead all partners involved in the creation/development of the Private Brand business.
  • Assists and participates in Private Brand meetings to support strategies, resolutions, and make decisions in alignment with the strategic direction.

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • 4-year College degree preferred.
  • 3 to 6 years' experience in retail buying or wholesale merchandising.
  • Communication, organizing work, decision-making.
  • Strong awareness of trends, merchandising strategies, and product assortment mix

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: Product Development Manager - Home
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1086086

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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