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Senior Sourcing Analytics Specialist

Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1103344
Corporate Positions
Product Development & Sourcing
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Aug 1, 2021

Senior Sourcing Analytics Specialist

The Senior Sourcing Analytics Specialist supports the Sourcing and Demand Planning global teams and will design, develop, implement, test and deploy analytics solutions. The focus will be on converting business reporting requirements into visualizations, dashboards and interactive decision driving tools using PowerBI/SSRS (Tableau occasionally). The position requires a strong understanding of database table structure as well as the tools (mostly SQL-SSMS) used to query and maintain the integrity of Sourcing Master Data. The Senior Specialist will report to the Senior Sourcing Analytics Manager and be a part of the Sourcing Analytics Team. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Promotes the adoption and use of BI to new and current users by showing the benefits and capabilities to each engaged stakeholder group, be the PowerBI go to person
  • Collaborate with business users to determine the purpose and intent of new requests/requirements and recommend solutions that meet stakeholder needs
  • Create new and improve existing Sourcing Analytics reports, dashboards and tools while maintaining core standards
  • Own and manage multiple BI initiatives and programs concurrently
  • Collect, analyze and validate data from multiple sources, develop process pipelines in support of owned projects
  • Create and maintain documentation including requirements, design and user manuals. Train business users
  • Provide updates on a weekly basis to leadership 
  • Expert knowledge of PowerBI desktop, cloud and mobile report and dashboard creation, understanding of dataflows and gateways a plus. Dax and Power Query experience desired.
  • Advanced SQL knowledge and experience working with relational databases and data warehouses
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and problem-solving skills; ability to communicate information to a variety of groups at different technical skill levels
  • Experience with Python, R a strong plus

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • Bachelor's degree in analytics, supply chain management, statistics, economics, finance or related discipline
  • Experience working in a sourcing or supply chain department or related area
  • Working knowledge of data architecture, database design and data governance principles is preferred
  • Proven ability to partner effectively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders

What you get:

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.

About JCPenney: 

JCPenney proudly serves customers at more than 650 stores across the United States and Puerto Rico, and at the Company’s flagship store, jcp.com. JCPenney is one of the nation’s largest retailers of apparel, home, jewelry, and beauty merchandise with a growing portfolio of private and national brands. Guided by the Golden Rule, JCPenney employs more than 60,000 associates worldwide and has served customers for over 119 years, playing a vital role in the communities it serves. For additional information, please visit jcp.com and follow JCPenney on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter. 

For more opportunities to join our team please visit our careers page. 

Job Title: Senior Sourcing Analytics Specialist
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1103344

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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