JCPenney Purchasing Corporation Position Description Position : S11 - MERCHANDISER Comp % : 0 Date : 04 / 14 / 09Basic Functions : Provides sourcing support assistance through contract process execution, supplier profile / market intelligence updates and specific source maintenance / follow up, as required.
Principal Responsibilities : 1. Assists in the development of appropriate sourcing opportunities by providing up-to-date supplier history / capability research and supplier "account" maintenance.
2. Assists with operational support for contract merchandise for samples, Quality Assurance checks, documentation, supplier-buyer / customer communication, shipments and payments.
3. Provides responsive communications and background analysis for the development of supplier / staff profiles and market updates.
Also assists in market research activities.
4. Supports smooth, efficient and effective Buyer / customer visits by assisting with trip planning and supplier meetings.
Also supports the negotiation process by providing pertinent information, as required.Scope Data : Reports To : Merchandise Manager / Senior Merchandiser
Supervises : Assistant Merchandiser
Direct Import Volume : N / A
Landed CostKnowledge & Skills : Education : College degree or equivalent business experience.
Experience : 2 - 4 years of retail or international trade experience
Specialized : Proficiency in English language, both written and spokenRecommendations : 1. Operational improvements, as required.
Key Relationships : 1. Works with Merchandise Manager / Sr. Merchandiser / Operation Managers
2. Works with Buyers and / or Sourcing ManagersKey Challenges : Decision Making : 1. Makes daily operating decisions.