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Sourcing Sr. Specialist - Marketing, Business Services, Travel

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Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1086421
Corporate Positions
Finance & Accounting
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Feb 3, 2020

Procurement, Sourcing Sr. Specialist - Marketing, Business Services, Travel

J.C. Penney Company, Inc.

Plano, Texas

The Sr. Sourcing Specialist Procurement – Marketing, Business Services, Travel develops and executes sourcing strategies on assigned categories of indirect spend in support of Procurement’s strategic initiatives.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develops and implements strategies for the procurement of marketing and corporate services tools, vendors, and services
  • Executes a disciplined strategic sourcing process with a focus on continuous improvement in total cost, innovation, quality and service
  • Negotiates supply agreements and develops contracts
  • Responsible for supplier relationship management, including developing measures on supplier performance based upon the operation’s key metrics
  • Assesses current and future market trends and prepare spend forecasts for the business
  • Develops supply risk mitigation strategies
  • Interfaces successfully with the company’s various business units and departments to insure timely and effective project implementation
  • Coordinates with management in other departments in dealing with projects of a cross functional nature

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3-5 years’ related purchasing / buying / sourcing industry experience
  • Experience in contract negotiations a plus
  • CPM / CPSM certified a plus
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office. Understanding of Oracle ERP, applications a plus.
  • Possesses strong problem-solving skills and maintains attention to detail to ensure successful project execution. Be able to perform in a demanding environment while juggling multiple competing priorities.
  • Position requires strong contract negotiation skills, the ability to gather and analyze data, assess risks / gaps and make recommendations.
  • Responsible for driving results on projects, implementing change and reporting progress to leadership.
  • Ability to be both proactive in thought while being reactive in response to unforeseen situations

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 Sr. Specialist - Marketing, Business Services, Travel
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1086421

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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