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Corporate Testing & Analytics Senior Manager - Finance

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Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1109459
Corporate Positions
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Sep 22, 2022

Corporate Testing & Analytics Senior Manager - Finance

The Corporate Testing & Analytics Senior Manager is responsible for leading the enterprise testing and analytics team which conducts rigorous modeling and assessment of real-world scenarios for driving top-line sales and bottom-line profit improvement for the Merchants, Store Operations, Marketing, Pricing. This role requires critical thinking, a sense of urgency, attention to detail, and the ability to influence senior executives as well as developing effective recommendations to influence decisions across all facets of the organization.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Serve as the Owner Company Testing - leading the testing steering committee meetings and executive communication on testing
  • Expert resource on test design and interpreting test results
  • Oversee the work of the Corporate Testing and Analytics Team to ensure cross functional communication and consistent execution of tests
  • Review and analyze test results providing impartial / not vested in outcome / consistent results applying statistically valid test methodologies
  • Communicates APT results to decision-makers, sits on relevant project committees
  • Leads collaboration with pricing, store operations, merchandising and other teams within JCP
  • Shares responsibility of test validation, development, and dimensioning with Analysts supporting the Corporate Testing & Analytics Team
  • Manages testing calendar to highlight tradeoffs
  • Trains & develops Corporate Testing and Analytics Team and serves as Testing subject matter expert across the organization
  • Owns APT training and license allocation
  • Power user of APT (Applied Predictive Technologies Software) and APT Administrator

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Business, Economics, Market Analysis or related field, MBA a plus
  • Minimum of 8+ years' experience in analytical roles within a retail environment
  • Proven experience in a leadership capacity and effectively managing people
  • Proven influence skills - ability to package and present analysis and recommendations to executives and in large groups and elicit support
  • Ability to establish credibility with senior leaders and functional experts
  • Proven quantitative and analytical skills
  • Sound, working knowledge of financial statements
  • High level of proficiency with Excel, PowerPoint, and Business Intelligence tools (Applied Predictive Technologies/APT experience a plus)
  • Demonstrate high level of intellectual curiosity that translates into new approaches to business issues
  • Strong understanding of Corporate Sales planning and forecasting processes as well as strong detailed data analytics for both Stores and Ecommerce Channels
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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 is the shopping destination for diverse, working American families. With inclusivity at its core, the Company's product assortment meets customers' everyday needs and helps them commemorate every special occasion with style, quality and value. JCPenney offers a broad portfolio of fashion, apparel, home, beauty and jewelry from national and private brands and provides personal services including salon, portrait and optical. The Company and its 50,000 associates worldwide serve customers where, when and how they want to shop - from jcp.com to more than 650 stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. In 2022, JCPenney celebrates 120 years as an iconic American brand by continuing its legacy of connecting with customers through shopping and community engagement. Please visit JCPenney's Newsroom to learn more and follow JCPenney on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

For more opportunities to join our team please visit our careers page.

Job Title: Corporate Testing & Analytics Senior Manager - Finance
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1109459

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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