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Sr. Assistant Buyer - Multiple Categories (Hybrid Role)

Location: Dallas, TX, United States - PO BOX 10001
Job ID: 1088831
Date: January 23, 2024

Job Description

General Description

Sr. Assistant Buyer - Multiple Categories (Hybrid)

JCPenney Company, Inc.

The Sr. Assistant Buyer will be supporting the buying process of items for a specific division’s sub-category. Reporting directly to the division’s Buyer and working alongside other Sr. Assistant Buyers.  Ensure accuracy in the ordering process while facilitating communication between vendors and the corresponding buyers.

The Sr. Assistant Buyer role is a foundational experience as you increase your knowledge and strengthen your skillset in the Merchandising/Buying Career Path. You drive your career through learning & development.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for buy plan by channel for their categories
  • Audits item set-up, approves content
  • Creates purchase orders/work orders for flagship and stores
  • Validates set and ship dates, and vendor information
  • Enters marketed item in ad tracker, updates store counts 
  • Partners with marketing on style-outs, provides input on event participation
  • Turns in marketing samples, manages on-time arrival
  • Conducts digital inventory audit
  • Provides input on pricing determinations and keys pricing and signing for flagship and stores
  • Assists Buyer with building assortment plan
  • Assists Buyer with category history and market share analysis
  • Determines what choices go on each fixture

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • College degree or equivalent business experience
  • 3+ years retail buying experience; preferably with a large organization in a similar role
  • Retail planning experience preferred
  • Proficient in MS word and Excel
  • Ability to recognize, analyze and quantify market trends
  • Results oriented and self-motivated with a strong sense of urgency
  • Able to independently organize and prioritize broad workload to meet deadlines

Enjoy a rewarding career at JCPenney Corporate, where we offer a competitive benefits package, a vibrant work environment, and the opportunity to make a difference at one of America's most iconic retailers.

  • Generous benefits: Medical/dental/vision insurance starting on day one, term life insurance, paid vacation, holidays & wellness days, 401(k) Savings Plan with company match, and an associate discount on JCPenney merchandise.
  • On-site amenities: Daycare, Grab & Go Store, Coffee Shop, the Local Kitchen, fitness center, free garage parking, golf simulator, arcade, pickleball courts, walking paths, and vibrant co-working spaces, meeting rooms and wellness rooms. 
  • Exciting location: Our corporate office is located in the heart of Legacy West, a vibrant development in Plano, Texas, with plenty of shopping, dining, and entertainment options.
  • Opportunities for growth and development: We are committed to helping our employees grow their careers and develop their skills. We offer a variety of training and development programs, as well as opportunities for advancement.
  • Collaborative and supportive culture: We believe in creating a workplace where everyone feels valued and respected. We encourage teamwork and collaboration, and we are always looking for ways to support our employees' success. 

 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 FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.

 

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

Job Title: Sr. Assistant Buyer - Multiple Categories (Hybrid Role)
Location: Dallas, TX, United States - PO BOX 10001
Job ID: 1088831

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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