Product Development Specialist, Kids

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. Plano , TX 75023

Posted 5 months ago

Product Development Specialist, Kids

Location: Plano, TX, United States -

Job ID: 1084754

Corporate Positions

Product Development & Sourcing

Job Type: Full-Time

Date Updated: Jun 20, 2019

Product Development Specialist - Kids

J.C. Penney Company, Inc.

Plano, Texas

JCPenney, one of the nation's largest apparel and home retailers, combines an expansive footprint of nearly 870 stores across the United States and Puerto Rico with a powerful e-commerce site,, to deliver style and value for all hard-working American families. At every touchpoint, customers will 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. We're looking for motivated, talented individuals who can emerge as Warriors in our organization.

The Product Development Specialist executes the enterprise-wide private brand strategy for both the direct and indirect business by supporting and guiding the process for all key stakeholders.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provides support for and follows the strategic direction established by the Senior Product Development Manager.

  • Assists the Senior Product Development Manager in ensuring the conceptual plan supports the agreed upon Private Brand strategy.

  • Conducts assigned competitive analysis, including quality comparisons, for related areas. Assists in the preparation of analytical reports of business performance.

  • Supports the Private Brand process and exclusive brands, if applicable.

  • Supports the flex PLM process to ensure to timely and accurate product packages.

  • Assists in the coordination of the approval process to ensure completion within established timeline.

  • Assists in the development process through Cycle Time Reduction (CTR) calendar management.

  • Attends weekly MAT meetings, assists as needed; assists in execution of key milestone meetings; assists in preparation of weekly meeting agendas and compiles recaps.

  • Assists in the Indirect process for private brands

  • Builds working relationship with cross-functional team to lead all partners involved in the creation/development of the Private Brand business.

  • Assists and participates in Private Brand meetings to support strategies, resolutions, and make decisions in alignment with the strategic direction.

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • 4-year College degree preferred.

  • 1-2 years' experience in retail buying or wholesale merchandising.

  • Communication, building relationships, organizing work, decision-making.

  • Strong awareness of trends, merchandising strategies, and product assortment mix.

Our corporate office, located within the exciting new development of Legacy West in Plano, Texas, supports JCPenney stores and supply chain facilities nationwide. We offer a competitive benefits package including medical/dental/vision, term life insurance, paid vacation/holidays, 401(k) Savings Plan with company match, and an associate discount on JCPenney merchandise. On-site campus amenities include health clinic, pharmacy, daycare and preschool, full cafeteria service, a 24-hour fitness center and free garage parking.

For more opportunities to join our team please visit our careers page.

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Job Title: Product Development Specialist, Kids

Location: Plano, TX, United States -

Job ID: 1084754

J.C. Penney Company Inc.

Plano, Texas

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Product Development Specialist, Kids

J. C. Penney Company, Inc.