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Category Management Sr. Specialist

Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1087631
Corporate Positions
Store Operations
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Feb 28, 2020


Category Management  – Senior Specialist

J.C. Penney Company, Inc.

Plano, Texas


The Category Management Senior Specialist will support the Visual Merchandising and Merchant teams by implementing our merchandise placement communications using our category management tools.


Primary Responsibilities:


  • Input merchandise and set information into the space planning tools and make necessary updates to plan-o-grams/fixture plans on a monthly or seasonal basis.
  • Collaborate with visual and merchant teams to plan upcoming seasonal and set strategies.
  • Validate and manage compliance with space considerations, merchandise detail integrity, adjacencies, and fixture layout accuracy within our tools and communications.
  • Manage due dates and the process of transferring pertinent information cross-functionally.
  • As needed, assist the visual team with tasks related to set execution within local stores.  


Core Competencies & Accomplishments:


  • College degree preferred with 2+ years of experience supporting a retail department, division or team within the apparel or fashion category.
    • Merchandising background is a plus.
  • Experience with Space Planning Software required — JDA – Floor & Space Planning preferred.
  • Strong critical thinking skills, with the ability to use fact based analysis and inputs to guide decision making.
  • Computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel and Power Point.
  • Ability to drive results and be accountable for managing an end-to-end process with multiple cross functional teams.
  • Self-starter and very detail oriented, with the ability to manage workload and processes to maintain timelines and critical deliverables.

Job Title: Category Management Sr. Specialist
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1087631

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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