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Merchandise Assistant - Home

Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1092543
Corporate Positions
Buying & Planning
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Jan 15, 2021

Merchandise Assistant - Home

The Merchandise Assistant provides the Business Unit with diversified analytical, project and efficient administrative assistance support. The successful candidate must be a self-starter who is able to organize work priorities with minimal or no supervision. This role requires strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to meet tight deadlines, and creative problem-solving skills.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Sample management, tracks samples using the on-line sample log and tracks expenses.
  • Order samples confirm online receipt and correct samples.
  • Works directly with team to organize, purge, and display all samples, including sample counter.
  • Maintains sample rooms, including movement of samples and shipping packages, processes all received packages and ensures delivery to appropriate manager
  • Schedules Business Unit meetings
  • Smart Form for item setup (flagship and stores)                   
  • Organizes & updates .com shot list 
  • Prepares, maintains, and updates data, reports and records required by management utilizing appropriate computer software
  • Handles routine inquiries and correspondence (internal and external) by obtaining the necessary information and preparing appropriate responses
  • Performs related clerical and administrative activities such as responding to email, data entry, processing mail, fax, and setting up and maintaining files. Schedules and sets appointments, Schedules Business Unit meetings (as requested).
  • Tabulates and verifies data on a wide variety of subjects by: 
    • Calculating and compiling data
    • Tracing and editing data
    • Arranging data in appropriate formats

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Merchandising, Marketing, or Apparels and Textiles preferred.
  • Previous retail experience, preferable in a leadership or visual aspect preferred.
  • Minimum two years supporting a department or team
  • Ability to juggle competing priorities with ease
  • Excellent written and oral skills
  • Proficiency in MS software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) and other standard office equipment for recording, storing, analyzing and presenting information

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: Merchandise Assistant - Home
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1092543

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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