JCPenney Assistant Buyer in Dallas, Texas

Assistant Buyer

Location:Dallas, TX, United States-PO Box 10001

Job ID:1062272

Date:October 17, 2016

Job Description

General Description

JCPenney is one of the nation’s largest apparel and home furnishing retailers, and we're dedicated to fitting the diversity of America with unparalleled style and value. Working at JCPenney gives you the opportunity to help create meaningful experiences for the millions who shop at our more than 1,000 stores and We're looking for motivated, talented individuals who can emerge as Warriors in our organization.

The Assistant Buyer will be supporting in 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 Assistant Buyers, the Assistant Buyer will ensure accuracy in the ordering process while facilitating communication between vendors and the corresponding buyers.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Maintains detailed assortment plan for assigned styles and practices exception based management, identifying issues and recommending solutions to the buyer

  • Assists Buyer in the execution of all related merchandising activities including creating and placing merchandise orders, monitoring and tracking on order details, and communicates any order revisions to suppliers.

  • Create strategies for life of item from purchase to markdown. Reviews sales performance and makes recommendations to adjust in season or future plans.

  • Assists Buyers and other stakeholders in developing assortments and quantifying buys, meeting timing needs with regards to merchandising delivery (moved up from below)

  • Reviews inventory buys, positions or issues with partners in Planning & Allocation. Make sure all store buys are congruent and set up for ecommerce. Order samples for ecommerce product shots.

  • Communicates product attributes for systems set up, negotiates pricing/cost; ensures the product is available to stakeholders in all utilized systems.

  • Act as liaison for entire Merchandise Action Team relative to marketing, pricing, signing, and store environment

  • Monitors competitor merchandising and shares findings with stakeholders

  • Maintain continuous communication with Merchandise Assistants

  • Attend all product/vendor meetings

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • College degree or equivalent business experience

  • 2-6+ years merchandising experience; preferably with a large organization in a similar role

  • 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

Our corporate office supports the JCPenney stores nationwide and offers a competitive benefits package including medical/dental/vision, term life insurance, paid vacation/holidays, 401 (k) Savings Plan with company match, and a merchandise discount plan to JCPenney. Amenities include free covered parking, full cafeteria services, fitness center, and on-site childcare.


Job Title:Assistant Buyer

Location:Dallas, TX, United States-PO Box 10001

Job ID:1062272

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