Assistant Buyer, Kids
J. C. Penney 9,385 reviews - Plano, TX

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Requirements - Corp/Field Mgmt

Assists the buyer, with limited supervision, in identifying, executing and communicating long term and seasonal merchandise strategies through the development of assortment plans. Assistant Buyer will also help control merchandising and marketing messages that meet or exceed sales, profit and inventory plans.

Primary Responsibilities
Maintains detailed assortment plan for assigned lines 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. Review sales performance and makes recommendations to adjust plans

Sets up items/lots and enters product attributes, pricing/cost, and media set up; Ensures the product is available to stakeholders in all utilized systems and maintains supplier and cost information

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

Reviews inventory buys, positions or issues with partners in Planning & Allocation and Direct Inventory Planning

Assists Buyers and other stakeholders in developing assortments, meeting timing needs with regards to sample procurement, the estimating process, and merchandising delivery

Monitors competitor merchandising in all channels and shares findings with stakeholders

Attend all product/vendor meetings

Preferred Qualifications
College degree or equivalent business experience

2-6+ years merchandising experience; preferably with a large organization in a similar role (experience in infant / baby 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

About this company
9,385 reviews
A century-old name in retailing, J. C. Penney is reinventing itself to modernize its iconic but sagging department store business. The...