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Product Development Specialist - Home

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Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1100058
Corporate Positions
Product Development & Sourcing
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Jul 8, 2021

Product Development Specialist - Home

The Product Development Specialist executes the enterprise-wide private brand strategy for both the direct and indirect business by supporting and guiding the process for all key stakeholders.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provides support for and follows the strategic direction established by the Senior Product Development Manager.
  • Assists the Senior Product Development Manager in ensuring the conceptual plan supports the agreed upon Private Brand strategy.
  • Conducts assigned competitive analysis, including quality comparisons, for related areas. Assists in the preparation of analytical reports of business performance.
  • Supports the Private Brand process and exclusive brands, if applicable.
  • Supports the flex PLM process to ensure to timely and accurate product packages.
  • Assists in the coordination of the approval process to ensure completion within established timeline.
  • Assists in the development process through Cycle Time Reduction (CTR) calendar management.
  • Attends weekly MAT meetings, assists as needed; assists in execution of key milestone meetings; assists in preparation of weekly meeting agendas and compiles recaps.
  • Assists in the Indirect process for private brands
  • Builds working relationship with cross-functional team to lead all partners involved in the creation/development of the Private Brand business.
  • Assists and participates in Private Brand meetings to support strategies, resolutions, and make decisions in alignment with the strategic direction.

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • 4-year College degree preferred.
  • 1-2 years' experience in retail buying or wholesale merchandising.
  • Communication, building relationships, organizing work, decision-making.
  • Strong awareness of trends, merchandising strategies, and product assortment mix.

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: Product Development Specialist - Home
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1100058

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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