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Sourcing Senior Specialist - Procurement (Fixtures & Graphics)

Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1107004
Corporate Positions
Finance & Accounting
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Sep 16, 2021

Sourcing Senior Specialist - Procurement (Fixtures & Graphics)

An intermediate-level role that leads strategic sourcing, contracting, and supply management activities for assigned categories.  Supports purchasing and supply management activities for assigned spend categories in achieving the goal of significant cost reductions, productivity improvements, and maintaining or improving product quality and vendor service levels.  The Strategic Senior Sourcing Specialist reports to the Strategic Sourcing Manager or Strategic Sourcing Senior Manager.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Gathers complex data, draws insights, and executes data analysis for sourcing initiatives
  • Conducts category-specific market research, uses insights to provide supplier market intelligence, and realize identified savings opportunities
  • Leads complex sourcing, contracting, and supply management activities for assigned categories through a defined sourcing methodology (RFx)
  • Builds total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis to support sourcing initiatives
  • Builds and maintains key stakeholder relationships
  • Develops deep understanding of descriptions of the product and service offerings, and capabilities and strengths/weakness of current suppliers
  • Assists Strategic Sourcing Managers and Sourcing Senior Managers with management of day-to-day supplier relationships
  • Works closely with Strategic Sourcing Manager / Strategic Sourcing Senior Manager to implement on category sourcing strategies
  • Works with internal business stakeholders to obtain input and requirements for sourcing activities and ensure adherence to established procedures
  • Works with suppliers to ensure contract compliance and address day-to-day issues and inquiries
  • Partners with Legal, Finance, and other business functions to obtain needed support

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1-3 years work experience in procurement, or equivalent
  • Specific commodity experience preferred 
  • Exceptional problem-solving and analytical skills with comfort using standard analysis methods and tools
  • Is proactive, inquisitive, self-motivated, and has a growth mindset
  • Has a sense of urgency and pace, managing milestones with capacity to prioritize/align conflicting demands
  • Ability to function in ambiguous and/or time-sensitive situations
  • Strong interpersonal skills and can communicate effectively to multiple levels
  • Ability to collaborate with others to achieve results

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 - Procurement (Fixtures & Graphics)
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1107004

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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