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Sourcing Business Manager - Footwear

Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1086429
Corporate Positions
Product Development & Sourcing
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Nov 4, 2019

Sourcing Business Partner - Footwear

J.C. Penney Company, Inc.

Plano, Texas

The Sourcing Business Manager will manage the placement and confirmation of all direct import buys and perform research for development of new resources and assist in the resolution of quality and delivery issues.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Build effective strategic relationships with cross-functional partners, internal stakeholders, external suppliers and teams to drive results and influence change.
  • Manage internal and external teams and Time and Action to deliver on IMU, quality and delivery goals.
  • Conduct pre-and post-season analysis and present findings and actions to executive management
  • Maintain detailed product cost information
  • Responsible for negotiating program pricing and delivery
  • Monitor quality and delivery performance metrics and implement improvement initiatives
  • Mentor, teach and lead Sourcing Specialists

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • Builds relationships with all internal and external partners
  • Manages execution and drives performance of sourcing strategies in all functions
  • 2-4 years of related experience in retail, footwear manufacturing, quality and trade agreements
  • Experience in footwear construction, cost engineering and manufacturing
  • Strong communication skills and negotiation skills; ability to build relationships cross-functionally
  • Excellent organizational skills; attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task successfully and prioritize while meeting critical deadlines
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word)

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: Sourcing Business Manager - Footwear
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1086429

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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