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Sustainable Sourcing Manager

Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1102622
Corporate Positions
Product Development & Sourcing
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Apr 27, 2021

Sustainable Sourcing Manager

The Sustainable Sourcing Manager will play a key role in monitoring and managing the environmental impacts of production for the company's Private Brands supply chain. The successful candidate will be able to work effectively across multiple functions and leadership levels to develop and implement environmental initiatives within Private Brands sourcing. The position will report to the Director of Responsible Sourcing and is part of the global Responsible Sourcing team. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop environmental sustainability policies, guidelines, and/or standards for the sourcing of Private Brands products
  • Develop and implement processes and programs to meet enterprise environmental sustainability goals in partnership with cross-functional teams and key industry stakeholders
  • Develop programs and content to educate and engage employees and suppliers on the company’s sustainability journey
  • Manage the collection, analysis, and reporting of environmental impact data using company systems and industry-standard tools, such as the Higg Index tools
  • Collaborate with suppliers and identify key opportunities to reduce environmental impacts of production
  • Work with production facilities to create and implement remediation and reduction plans
  • Use data to track progress toward goals and report to stakeholders
  • Maintain knowledge of trends, industry standards, consumer expectations, and legislative changes to continually enhance program goals and processes and drive positive impact
  • Support engagement with industry associations, multi-stakeholder initiatives, peer companies, NGOs, and other stakeholders

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science or sustainability, Master’s degree preferred
  • 5+ years of experience working in corporate sustainability
  • Passion for sustainability
  • Knowledge of sustainability issues in apparel, retail, and/or consumer products industries
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proven experience in strategic development and implementation
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and work collaboratively across functions and leadership levels
  • Strong project management, analytical, and time management skills

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: Sustainable Sourcing Manager
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1102622

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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