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Director Responsible Sourcing

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Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1107059
Corporate Positions
Product Development & Sourcing
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Sep 2, 2021

Director Responsible Sourcing

The Responsible Sourcing team manages a comprehensive program that reaches the entire JCPenney Private Brands supply chain and ensures that suppliers and factories uphold JCPenney’s standards before they can be approved for production.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Strategy & Communication

  • Engage internally to understand business needs and opportunities to support Private Brands social and environmental compliance
  • Establish and advance Private Brands social compliance, sustainability, and factory security strategies
  • Lead modifications and enhancements of social and environmental compliance scorecard to ensure company is properly assessing and managing risk while emphasizing data integrity
  • Direct the tracking and reporting of key compliance performance indicators
  • Investigate key issues, blocks, and gaps in the program and develop improved processes 
  • Oversee the communication of company expectations to our business and supply chain partners
  • Monitoring & Support

  • Monitor social and environmental compliance performance across the private brand supply chain and oversee remediation of immediate risks
  • Survey global trends and risks related to social compliance, factory conditions, and environmental performance
  • Identify technological solutions for tracking and reporting of social compliance performance
  • Oversee supplier training programs and determine opportunities for enhancements
  • Directly manage the regional social and environmental responsibility directors
  • Strategic Relationships

  • Partner with supply chain and sourcing organizations and international buying offices to implement compliance strategies and mitigate social compliance risks
  • Work closely with quality assurance, trade compliance, and testing/inspection teams to ensure alignment
  • Manage partnerships with third-party service providers
  • Manage NGO and investor inquiries alongside legal and investor relations
  • Identify opportunities for innovation and collaboration in social and environmental compliance and supplier responsibility
  • Represent JCPenney in responsible sourcing industry groups and bring back subject matter to help shape JCPenney’s strategies and programs 

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • In-depth understanding of responsible sourcing, supply chain auditing, and remediation practices, tools, and standards
  • Strong knowledge of key apparel supply chain issues, including worker safety and well-being, mitigating environmental impact, and human rights
  • Proven analytical skills, comfort with technology, and ability to utilize data for better decision making
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience working on a global and connected team, preferably for a large organization
  • MBA preferred 

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: Director Responsible Sourcing
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1107059

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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