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JCPenney (JCP Media Inc.)

District Merchandise Manager - New England

JCPenney (JCP Media Inc.) - South Portland, ME

District Merchandise Manager - New England


South Portland


District Merchandise Manager - New England

Location:South Portland, ME, United States-Maine Mall 700 Maine Mall Rd

Job ID:1070576


Job Description

General Description

District Merchandise Manager

J. C. Penney Company, Inc., one of the nation's largest apparel and home furnishings retailers, is on a mission to ensure every shopping experience is worth the customer's time, money and effort. Whether shopping or visiting one of over 1,000 store locations across the United States and Puerto Rico, customers will discover a broad assortment of products from a leading portfolio of private, exclusive and national brands. Supporting this value proposition is the warrior spirit of over 100,000 JCPenney associates worldwide, who are focused on the Company's three strategic priorities of strengthening private brands, becoming a world-class omnichannel retailer and increasing revenue per customer.

Job Description

As a District Merchandise Manager you will drive sales and profit growth for your District through communicating localized merchandise opportunities and reinforcing merchandise/visual rollout execution. You will partner with Regional Merchandise Director, and General Managers focusing on improving performance through consistent delivery of key responsibilities.


• Merchandising Strategies, Directions, and Initiative-

o Communicates actionable sales opportunities based on market knowledge gained from store visits and shopping competition

o Assists in driving major events

o Reviews and interprets corporate merchandising communications (e.g., Vision Guides, Events, and Merchandise Core standards) to drive profitable growth

o Trains store teams on interpreting monthly vision guides

o Analyzes space planning report to quickly identify and prioritize areas of opportunity within the store and partners with General Manager to implement needed changes

• Store Localization Support-

o Reviews store sales, profit and space planning reports to identify potential growth opportunities and lead for improvement

o Searches out, gathers, and provides localization information to the Home Office from in-depth store visits to drive profitable sales growth in the market

o Identifies and defines scale of major store and district opportunities

o Builds district case for merchandise needs influencing the outcome through careful analysis of opportunities

o Understands the competitive landscape by observing and studying other companies to learn about current initiatives /strategies

• Store Environment/Visual Support-

o Visits stores in the district to review store environment standards and provide guidance and coaching to store leadership on execution

o Coordinates with Home Office Store Environment on Sephora installations, renovations rollouts and new store openings

o Troubleshoots and recommends solutions for adapting vision guide based on store configuration

o Ensures graphics, visual collateral and mannequins are SET to support the Vision Guide direction in support of the customer omnichannel experience

• Performance Standards-

o Consistently meets established performance standards for the role, including (but not limited to) merchandising, visual, localization, customer service, resulting in improved sales and profit

Skills & Experience

• Work Experience – 3-5 years relevant experience, ideally in a big-box retailer or in multi-unit specialty retail

• Education – Bachelor degree or equivalent work experience

• Drives Performance – Holds self and others accountable to a higher standard to achieve results; provides feedback, visibility and recognition to the team.

• Strategic Vision – Identifies strategies and objectives; provides clear expectations and shares rationale behind decisions.

• Develops Talent – Builds a diverse and high performing team; provides feedback and stretch assignments to foster growth; empowers the team to make critical decisions; rewards and recognizes efforts and frequently discusses future opportunities and development plans.

• Practices Candor – An approachable and unguarded leader that shares honest and constructive feedback with team; sincere with communication.

Job Title:District Merchandise Manager - New England

Location:South Portland, ME, United States-Maine Mall 700 Maine Mall Rd

Job ID:1070576

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JCPenney (JCP Media Inc.)


District Merchandise Manager - New England JCPenney (JCP Media Inc.) - South Portland, ME, United States


Location: South Portland, ME

Company Profile:
More than a century ago, James Cash Penney founded his company on the principle of the Golden Rule: treat others the way you’d like to be treated – Fair and Square. His legacy continues to this day, as J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) boldly transforms the retail experience across 1,100 stores and to become America’s favorite store. Focused on making the customer experience better every day, jcpenney is dreaming up new ways to make customers love shopping again. On every visit, customers will discover great prices every day in a unique Shops environment that features exceptionally curated merchandise, a dynamic presentation and unmatched customer service.