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Sourcing Senior Specialist

Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1104991
Corporate Positions
Product Development & Sourcing
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Jul 8, 2021

Sourcing Senior Specialist

The Sourcing Sr Specialist will report to the Sourcing Director(and/or Sourcing Manager) and focus on the strategic sourcing of products to support our growing Merchandising organization.  In this role, you will work closely with the Sourcing organization to develop and execute strategies and negotiate product costs to help drive key corporate initiatives within the Merchandising department. You will work within the Sourcing organization to champion improved processes with lower expense and decreased risk to the business. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensure accurate and timely delivery of cost competitive services, as requested by internal business clients
  • Execute a disciplined strategic sourcing process with a focus on continuous improvement in total cost, innovation, quality and service
  • Interface successfully with the company’s various business units and departments to ensure collaborative, timely and effective approaches to sourcing events and project implementations
  • Negotiate preferable costs and delivery on behalf of the internal stakeholders and for the best interest of the Company
  • Maintain detailed product costs records
  • Manage projects from in-take through purchase order execution
  • Execute supplier risk mitigation strategies 
  • Identifies and implements process improvements in assigned categories
  • Present negotiation results to internal stakeholders and influences decisions related to procurement activities
  • Monitor quality and delivery performance metrics and implement improvement initiatives
  • Responsible for driving results on projects, implementing change and reporting progress to leadership

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred with 3-5 years related purchasing, buying or sourcing industry experience
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); experience building presentation decks
  • Strong problem-solving skills and maintain attention to detail to ensure successful project execution
  • Perform in a demanding environment while juggling multiple competing priorities
  • Position requires strong negotiation skills, the ability to gather and analyze data, assess risks / gaps and make recommendations
  • Must be proficient with MS Office products; specifically, Outlook, Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Understanding of Oracle ERP, applications a plus

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: Sourcing Senior Specialist
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1104991

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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