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Procurement Sourcing Manager - Marketing

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Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1092721
Corporate Positions
Finance & Accounting
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: May 3, 2021

Procurement Sourcing Manager - Marketing

JCPenney Procurement is seeking a Procurement Sourcing Manager to assist the Marketing Department in the strategic sourcing of marketing-related agencies, tools, and services. In this role, you will work closely with Procurement and Marketing leadership to develop and execute sourcing strategies and negotiate contracts to help drive key growth initiatives including creative campaigns, digital and social media content and buys, analytics, and voice of the customer. You will work within Procurement to champion improved processes with lower expense and decreased risk to the business.


An advanced-level role that leads strategic sourcing activities for assigned category of spend, with the goal of achieving significant cost reductions, productivity improvements, and maintained or improved product quality and vendor service levels and provides leadership to procurement professionals. Works closely with key internal business stakeholders to develop effective cost reduction strategies and implementation plans. The Sourcing Manager reports to the Senior Sourcing Manager.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Draws insights from market and data analysis and provides recommendations and action plans to achieve desired results for sourcing initiatives
  • Leads cross-functional teams to drive identification of sourcing opportunities and requirements, including desired outcome and constraints
  • Recommend appropriate approach for each identified sourcing opportunity, accounting for size, complexity, urgency, risks, savings objectives, and other parameters
  • Work closely with key stakeholders to understand and prioritize business objectives, requirements, and constraints; navigate across business and functional lines to drive stakeholder alignment toward desired outcomes
  • Create and develop opportunity-specific RFx collateral, including timeline, requirements, targeted engagement model and response templates
  • Lead contract negotiations for favorable terms and conditions, including pricing and risk mitigation
  • Cultivate internal business stakeholder and external vendor relationships
  • Prepare and conduct executive-level communication and presentations

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Successful, multi-year track record of managing projects, business relationships, and staff resources (5-7 years of work experience in procurement, or equivalent)
  • CPM (Certified Purchasing Manager) or APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society) certification is desirable
  • Specific commodity experience preferred

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: Procurement Sourcing Manager - Marketing
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1092721

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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