sr Assistant Buyer

JCPENNEY
Dallas, TX, USA
Posted 14 days ago
Full time

Company presentation

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.

General Description

Senior Assistant Buyer - Children's Apparel

The Senior Assistant Buyer will be supporting the daily purchasing of items for a specific division's sub-category (e.g. men's suits). 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.

Job description

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

Profile

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

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