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Sourcing Sr Specialist Procurement - Hardware

Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1088986
Corporate Positions
Finance & Accounting
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Sep 5, 2020

Sourcing Sr Specialist Procurement - Hardware

The Sourcing Sr. Speciliast will support and assist Sourcing Sr. Manager with developing and executing sourcing strategies of indirect technology and service spend in support of Procurement’s strategic initiatives.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develops and executes sourcing strategies for technology hardware and / or technology professional services
  • Executes a disciplined strategic sourcing process with a focus on continuous improvement in total cost, innovation, quality and service
  • Interfaces successfully with the company’s various business units and departments to ensure collaborative, timely and effective approaches to sourcing events and project implementations
  • Negotiates preferable costs and contract terms on behalf of internal stakeholders and in the best interest of the JCPenney
  • Identifies cost reduction initiatives through data analysis and strategic collaboration with business and finance stakeholders
  • Implements supplier management techniques to drive increased value and foster innovation.
  • Assesses current and future market trends and prepares price forecasts for the business.
  • Develops supplier risk mitigation strategies
  • Identifies and implements process improvements in assigned categories
  • Develops total cost of ownership (TCO) financial models, derive outcomes, and presents results in executive summaries
  • Ability to present negotiation results to internal stakeholders and influence decisions related to procurement activities

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 2-4 years related purchasing / buying / sourcing industry experience.
  • Must possess strong problem-solving skills and maintain attention to detail to ensure successful project execution
  • Be able to perform in a demanding environment while juggling multiple competing priorities
  • Strong negotiation skills, the ability to gather and analyze data, assess risks / gaps and make recommendations
  • Must be proficient with MS Office products; specifically, Word, Excel and Visio
  • Responsible for driving results on projects, implementing change and reporting progress to leadership

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, daycare and preschool, full cafeteria service, a 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 90,000 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 Procurement - Hardware
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1088986

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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