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JCPenney Company, Inc., Assistant Buyer Trainee, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 8921

Fri, April 24, 2015

Explore this position and how to apply via your BTT Gateway account, Job ID 8921


Imagine learning from Planning and Merchandising teams who drive the success of a multi-million dollar business! As an Assistant Buyer Trainee for JCPenney, you’ll be a part of the merchandising team at our Home Office in Plano, TX (just 20 mInutes north of downtown Dallas). You’ll take part in a fast-paced, multi-week training period 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.

Start Date: February 2015 or Summer 2015

After your training period, you will be assigned to a specific merchandise action team (MAT) where your responsibilities will include:
• Maintaining detailed assortment plan for assigned styles and practicing exception-based management, identifying issues and recommending solutions to the buyer.
• Assisting Buyer in the execution of all related merchandising activities; including creating and placing merchandise orders, monitoring and tracking of order details, and communicating any order revisions to suppliers.
• Setting up items/lots and entering product attributes, pricing/cost, and media setup; ensuring the product is available to stakeholders in all utilized systems and maintaining supplier and cost information.
• Acting as liaison for entire Merchandise Action Team (MAT) relative to marketing, pricing, and signing and store environment.
• Reviewing inventory buys, positions or issues with partners in Planning & Allocation and Director Inventory Planning.
• Assisting Buyers and other stakeholders in developing assortments and meeting timing needs with regard to sample procurement, the estimating process and merchandising delivery.
• Monitoring competitor merchandising in all channels and sharing findings with stakeholders.
• Assisting in recognizing, analyzing, and quantifying market trends.
what we require of candidates
• Cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher.
• Desire to move to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.
• Outstanding leadership, communication and time management skills.
• Ability to recognize, analyze and quantify market trends.
• Results oriented and self-motivated with a strong sense of urgency.
• Ability to collaborate and be a strong team member.
• Proficient in MS Word and Excel.
the JCPenney advantage
JCPenney offers a competitive base salary, comprehensive benefits package, relocation assistance, and
a 25% discount at JCPenney stores and You will also have access to numerous Home Office on-site amenities including: two food courts, a fitness center, wellness clinic, childcare center, post office, alterations service, Walgreens and Starbucks.

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