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Buyer - Home (Entertaining & Tabletop)

Country : USA

State : Texas

County : Collin County

Town : Plano

Category : Purchasing

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Company presentation

At JCPenney, we share a passion for serving customers, supporting our communities and being the best retailer for all families. As a company founded on the Golden Rule, our success is rooted in the belief that we treat everyone the way we would want to be treated. At every touchpoint, customers discover stylish merchandise at incredible value from an extensive portfolio of private, exclusive and national brands. Reinforcing this shopping experience is the customer service and warrior spirit of approximately 98,000 associates across the globe, all driving toward the Company's mission to help customers find what they love for less time, money and effort.

Working at JCPenney means joining a dedicated team of associates who are encouraged to be uniquely themselves in a safe, caring and welcoming environment. It is a place where careers prosper, accomplishments are celebrated and diversity flourishes. It’s a place that’s meant for you.

Job description

- Develops a competitive merchandise assortment plan that is customer focused and monitors and adjusts sales plan by staying abreast of fashion/industry trends and competition
- Builds strong product assortment with suppliers, negotiates pricing and inventory in assigned categories
- Evaluate suppliers on new and existing products, including but not limited to quality, pricing, shipping time, customer demand and return on investment
- Manage the selection and bidding process of new and existing suppliers and negotiating contracts
- Integrates brand, sourcing, marketing and retail supply chain functions into the merchandising process to make business decisions
- Attends trade shows and conferences to research new industry trends and products
- Identifies items to maximize promotional and marketing strategies and determines lifecycle of each item. Provides input in creating the exit strategy and inventory aging standards.
- Trains, coaches and develops Assistant and Associate Buyers
- Ability to recognize, analyze and quantify market trends

Profile

- College degree or equivalent business experience
- 4-6+ years merchandising experience; preferably with a large organization in a similar role
- Thorough knowledge of buying and operations gained through progressive buying experience
- Assortment optimization and Business Planning
- Supplier and Price Management
- Strong Decision Making ability and Negotiation Skills
- Demonstrates Courage/Conviction
- Adaptability/Perseverance
- Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook required
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