JCPenney Merchandise Assistant in Dallas, Texas

Merchandise Assistant

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

Job ID:1062273

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.

We are actively searching for a Merchandise Assistant to provide buying/work unit with diversified analytical, project and efficient administrative assistance support. The successful candidate must be a self-starter who is able to organize work priorities with minimal or no supervision. This role requires strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to meet tight deadlines, and creative problem solving skills.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Tracks samples using the on-line sample log and tracks expenses.

  • Works directly with team to organize, purge, and display all samples, including sample counter.

  • Maintains sample rooms, including movement of samples and shipping packages, processes all received packages and ensures delivery to appropriate manager

  • Initiates and responds to telephone inquiries to resolve matters not requiring specific action of the Buyer, Assistant Buyer, other MAT members, or manager as assigned

  • Assists buying/work unit associates with the preparation and proofing of necessary plans, materials, data and reports for assigned tasks.

  • Prepares, maintains, and updates data, reports and records required by management utilizing appropriate computer software

  • Handles routine inquiries and correspondence from a number of sources (internal and external) by obtaining the necessary information and preparing appropriate responses

  • Performs related clerical and administrative activities such as responding to email, data entry, processing mail, fax, and setting up and maintaining files. Schedules and sets appointments, arranges team meetings and maintains manager’s calendar (as requested)

  • Tabulates and verifies data on a wide variety of subjects by:

  • Calculating and compiling data

  • Tracing and editing data

  • Arranging data in appropriate formats

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Fashion Merchandising, Marketing, or Apparels and Textiles preferred.

  • Previous retail experience, preferable in a leadership or visual aspect preferred.

  • Minimum two years supporting a department or team

  • Ability to juggle competing priorities with ease

  • Excellent written and oral skills

  • Proficiency in MS software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) and other standard office equipment for recording, storing, analyzing and presenting information

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:Merchandise Assistant

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

Job ID:1062273

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