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Merchandise Assistant - Accessories

Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1107232
Corporate Positions
Buying & Planning
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Sep 16, 2021

Merchandise Assistant - Accessories

The Merchandise Assistant provides the Business Unit with diversified analytical, project and efficient administrative assistance support. The successful candidate must be a self-starter who is able to organize work priorities with minimal or no supervision. This role requires strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to meet tight deadlines, and creative problem-solving skills.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Sample management, tracks samples using the on-line sample log and tracks expenses.
  • Order samples confirm online receipt and correct samples.
  • Works directly with team to organize, purge, and display all samples, including sample counter.
  • Maintains sample rooms, including movement of samples and shipping packages, processes all received packages and ensures delivery to appropriate manager
  • Schedules Business Unit meetings
  • Smart Form for item setup (flagship and stores)                   
  • Organizes & updates .com shot list 
  • Prepares, maintains, and updates data, reports and records required by management utilizing appropriate computer software
  • Handles routine inquiries and correspondence (internal and external) by obtaining the necessary information and preparing appropriate responses
  • Performs related clerical and administrative activities such as responding to email, data entry, processing mail, fax, and setting up and maintaining files. Schedules and sets appointments, Schedules Business Unit meetings (as requested).
  • Tabulates and verifies data on a wide variety of subjects by: 
    • Calculating and compiling data
    • Tracing and editing data
    • Arranging data in appropriate formats

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Merchandising, Marketing, or Apparels and Textiles preferred.
  • Previous retail experience, preferable in a leadership or visual aspect preferred.
  • Minimum two years supporting a department or team
  • Ability to juggle competing priorities with ease
  • Excellent written and oral skills
  • Proficiency in MS software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) and other standard office equipment for recording, storing, analyzing and presenting information

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: Merchandise Assistant - Accessories
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1107232

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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