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Sr Assistant Buyer - Beauty

Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1104316
Corporate Positions
Buying & Planning
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: May 27, 2021

Sr Assistant Buyer - Beauty

The Sr. Assistant Buyer is responsible for manging brand relationships and activities for the JCPenney beauty business. This role reports directly into the Senior Buyer of Skincare, and will facilitate communication with Skincare vendors and assist with buying activities related to planning, purchasing, pricing, and marketing activities for the Skincare business.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assists Sr Buyer with development of a competitive merchandise assortment plan that is customer focused
  • Staying abreast of Industry trends and competitive activities is key in this role, including attendance of trade shows and conferences to research new industry trends and products
  • Leads evaluation of suppliers on new and existing products, including but not limited to quality, pricing, shipping time, customer demand and return on investment
  • Monitors category history and market share analysis
  • Provides input on pricing determinations and keys pricing and signing for flagship and stores
  • Determines strategic placement and layout of Skincare brands on available fixtures
  • Audits item set-up, approves content
  • Creates purchase orders/work orders for flagship and stores
  • Validates set and ship dates, and vendor information
  • Turns in marketing samples, manages on-time arrival
  • Conducts digital inventory audit

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • College degree or equivalent business experience
  • 3+ years merchandising experience; preferably with a large organization in a similar role
  • Retail planning experience preferred, Skincare experience is a plus
  • Knowledge of buying and operations gained through buying experience
  • Ability to recognize, analyze and quantify market trends
  • Results oriented and self-motivated with a strong sense of urgency
  • Able to independently organize and prioritize broad workload to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrates Courage/Conviction
  • Adaptability/Perseverance
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook required

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: Sr Assistant Buyer - Beauty
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1104316

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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