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Senior Buyer - Women's Specialty, Active & Swim

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Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1092477
Corporate Positions
Buying & Planning
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Dec 7, 2020

Senior Buyer - Women's Specialty, Active & Swim

The Sr. Buyer (Women’s Specialty, Active & Swim) plans, purchases, communicates and controls merchandising, pricing and marketing strategies for assigned lines of business as required; while maximizing sales & profits and increase market share for JCPenney Stores and JCP.com

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the achievement of sales and profit plans for their collective categories 
  • Develops and recommends assortment plans by channel 
  • Recommends assortment plan roll-ups for key items, brands, big ideas/trends, attributes, wedge, choice counts and fixtures
  • Creates botto-ms-up plan by channel and category and reconciles with financial targets
  • Develops and makes recommendations based on category history and market share analysis
  • Conducts brand and market share competitive analyses, develops insights and recommends tests
  • Reviews and determines fixture choice counts and earned choice counts with planning and visual teams
  • Responsible for flagship quantification, approves digital inventory audit
  • Reviews fabric needs for private brands with sourcing and signs off on production
  • Validates, optimizes and manages a balanced fashion pyramid for their business
  • Ensures marketing is accurate in ad tracker and store counts are available to support, partners with marketing on style-outs
  • Leads and directs in-season reaction to business
  • Provides strong, steady leadership and communication to teams                              
  • Develops, coaches and mentors team 

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • College degree or equivalent business experience
  • 5-7+ years merchandising experience; preferably with a large organization in a similar role
  • Thorough knowledge of buying and operations gained through progressive buying experience
  • Assortment optimization and Business Planning
  • Supplier and Price Management
  • Strong Decision Making ability and Negotiation Skills
  • Demonstrates Courage/Conviction
  • Adaptability/Perseverance
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook required

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: Senior Buyer - Women's Specialty, Active & Swim
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1092477

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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