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Senior Assistant Buyer

Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1088831
Corporate Positions
Buying & Planning
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Jul 8, 2021

Sr. Assistant Buyer

The Senior Assistant Buyer 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:

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.  

About JCPenney:

JCPenney proudly serves customers at more than 650 stores across the United States and Puerto Rico, and at the Company’s flagship storejcp.comJCPenney is one of the nation’s largest retailers of apparel, home, jewelry, and beauty merchandise with a growing portfolio of private and national brands. Guided by the Golden Rule, JCPenney employs more than 60,000 associates worldwide and has served customers for over 119 years, playing a vital role in the communities it serves. For additional information, please visit jcp.com and follow JCPenney on FacebookInstagramand Twitter. 

For more opportunities to join our team please visit our careers page. 

Job Title: Senior Assistant Buyer
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1088831

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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