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Product Development Senior Specialist - Mens

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Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1087166
Corporate Positions
Product Development & Sourcing
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Feb 19, 2020

Product Development Senior Specialist - Mens

The Product Development Senior Specialist will support the Product Development team to ensure that the merchandise assortment strategy and product development process achieve the agreed upon Private Brand vision.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the preparation of analytical reports of business performance and creates hindsight recaps.
  • Supports the PD/Brand Sr. Manager and Director in establishing the seasonal calendar and scheduling all milestone meetings.
  • Uses Flex PLM to enter packaging and labeling requirements in the product pack.
  • Attends weekly Brand and Sourcing team meetings; assists as needed, including the preparation of weekly meeting agendas and recaps.
  • Schedules and attends Market Recap meetings; identifies and orders outstanding post-market product samples
  • Builds working relationships with all cross-functional team members involved in the creation and development of the Private Brand product assortment, including Design, Sourcing, Pre-Production, Technical Design, and Buying.
  • Conducts assigned competitive shopping and compiles recaps.
  • Supports the direct vendor process for private brands.

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • 4-year College degree preferred.
  • 2+ years’ experience in retail buying or wholesale merchandising.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented; can prioritize across multiple projects, while staying focused on bigger-picture business goals.
  • Dynamic, high energy – a team player who will ‘roll up their sleeves’ as needed.
  • High sense of urgency and initiative.
  • Ability to solve problems and manage complex relationships.
  • Strong awareness of trends, merchandising strategies, and product assortment mix.
  • Basic understanding of retail math.
  • PC and Microsoft Office proficient; highly skilled at Excel; Flex PLM experience is a plus.

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 Senior Specialist - Mens
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1087166

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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