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Business Analyst Trainee - Planning & Allocation

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Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1107869
Corporate Positions
Buying & Planning
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Jan 25, 2022

Business Analyst Trainee - Planning & Allocation

As a Business Analyst Trainee for JCPenney, you’ll be a part of the Planning & Allocation team with our Home Office. You’ll take part in a fast-paced, twelve week training period upon starting which will consist of projects, activities, and hands-on training to facilitate your learning. You’ll have the opportunity to engage with senior leaders and other team members who will be mentoring and coaching you to success. After your training period, you’ll be assigned to a specific planning & allocation team.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Allocating merchandise at the sku level based on buyer intent and allocation objectives while ensuring stores are at optimal inventory levels and presentation standards are met to drive sales, in-stocks, and service customers
  • Developing product knowledge to be store level expert in regards to product needs and opportunities
  • Responsible for presenting the needs to the merchandise action team (MAT) in determining the best strategy to maximize opportunity
  • Collaborating with planning and merchandising teams to review/challenge assortment flow plan and ensure sufficient quantities are purchased to support the assortment plan
  • Performing pre-season, in-season, and post-season analysis to uncover opportunities and risks
  • Developing recommendations for in-season changes and pre-season assortment plans to ensure maximization of objectives
  • Monitoring JCP warehouse inventory and flow and recommending appropriate actions to the MAT in order to maximize business objectives
  • Partnering with merchant organization on size strategy execution providing analysis, depth needs, range recommendations, and pack configuration
  • Developing/implementing strategies to create vendor pre-packs based on pack configuration analysis; identify opportunities to add new sizes and/or liabilities to omit sizes from assortment
  • Preparing weekly/monthly review of item sales and inventory results; coordinate subsequent re-forecasting estimates with the Senior Planning Manager to review with the MAT

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • Completion of a 4-year degree with a major in fashion merchandising or business
  • Cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Outstanding leadership, communication, and time management skills
  • Ability to utilize retail math skills to analyze and drive retail profitability and inventory productivity
  • Readily grasps numerical concepts and interprets financial information accurately.
  • Ability to collaborate and be a strong team member
  • Proficient in MS Word and Excel

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: Business Analyst Trainee - Planning & Allocation
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1107869

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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