Merchandise Manager
JC Penney
Lahore, PUN, Pakistan
12h ago

General Description

JCPenney Purchasing Corporation Position Description Position : S10 - MERCHANDISE MANAGER Comp % : 5 Date : 05 / 06 / 08Basic Functions : Provides sourcing expertise to assigned lines within designated market.

Principal Responsibilities : 1. Supports the development of appropriate sourcing opportunities for assigned lines.

2. Oversees suppliers 'account' maintenance by close communications with suppliers, providing weekly status updates, and trouble-shooting Quality Assurance and / or communication problems.

3. Supports customer relations for assigned lines by developing effective Buyer / customer rapport, and providing responsive communications.

4. Provides market research activity for assigned lines.Scope Data : Reports To : Divisional Merchandise Manager /

Country Manager

Supervises : Sr. Merchandiser / Merchandiser / Assistant Merchandiser

Operating Budget : N / A

Direct Import Volume : N / AKnowledge & Skills : Education : College degree or equivalent business experience.

Experience : 10 - 12 years of int'l experience

Specialized : Thorough market intelligence and product expertise of assigned lines. Proficiency in English language skills, both written and spoken.

Supervisory training and associate development skills are required.Recommendations : 1. Appropriate supplier sources / new sources.

2. Advises suppliers' production capability and adherence to delivery scheduleKey Relationships : 1. Close working relationship and communication with Sourcing Managers / Buyer / Brand Development Managers, and Quality Assurance Associates.

2. Supplier and or factory management or representatives.Key Challenges : 1. Timely execution of the merchandising process.

2. Strong knowledge of assigned market.Decision Making : 1. Makes daily operation decisions within prescribed limits.

2. Assigns work, setting priorities and balancing workload of reporting associates.

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