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Sr Assistant Buyer - Home (Decorative Bedding)

Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1086769
Corporate Positions
Buying & Planning
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Nov 14, 2019

Sr. Assistant Buyer - Home (Decorative Bedding)

The Sr. Assistant Buyer – Home (Decorative Bedding) will be supporting the daily purchasing of items for a specific division’s sub-category (e.g. men’s suits). Reporting directly to the division’s Buyer and working alongside other Sr. Assistant Buyers / Assistant Buyers, the Sr, Assistant Buyer will ensure accuracy in the ordering process while facilitating communication between vendors and the corresponding buyers.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Maintains detailed assortment plan for assigned styles and practices exception based management, identifying issues and recommending solutions to the buyer
  • Assists Buyer in the execution of all related merchandising activities including creating and placing merchandise orders, monitoring and tracking on order details, and communicates any order revisions to suppliers.
  • Create strategies for life of item from purchase to markdown. Reviews sales performance and makes recommendations to adjust in season or future plans.
  • Assists Buyers and other stakeholders in developing assortments and quantifying buys, meeting timing needs with regards to merchandising delivery (moved up from below)
  • Reviews inventory buys, positions or issues with partners in Planning & Allocation. Make sure all store buys are congruent and set up for ecommerce. Order samples for ecommerce product shots.
  • Communicates product attributes for systems set up, negotiates pricing/cost; ensures the product is available to stakeholders in all utilized systems.
  • Act as liaison for entire Merchandise Action Team relative to marketing, pricing, signing, and store environment
  • Monitors competitor merchandising and shares findings with stakeholders
  • Maintain continuous communication with Merchandise Assistants
  • Attend all product/vendor meetings

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • College degree or equivalent business experience
  • 3+ years retail buying experience; preferably with a large organization in a similar role
  • Retail planning experience preferred
  • Proficient in MS word and Excel
  • Ability to recognize, analyze and quantify market trends
  • Results oriented and self-motivated with a strong sense of urgency
  • Able to independently organize and prioritize broad workload to meet deadlines

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: Sr Assistant Buyer - Home (Decorative Bedding)
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1086769

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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