JCPenney Is Poaching More Talent From Other Big Retailers


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Despite customers who are angry about coupons being eliminated, various legal battles and lackluster sales, JCPenney is doing a great job of attracting top talent.The chain, which new CEO Ron Johnson has been revamping all year, just announced a ton of management changes on its website.

Among the highlights:

  • Preston Moxcey is joining JCP as a manager for men’s clothing and accessories. He comes from Nordstrom.
  • Vaneet Grover has been appointed as SVP, procurement. He used to work in supply chain for Tandy Brands.
  • Eric Cerny has joined as VP, investor relations. He comes from Abercrombie & Fitch.

They also announced new employees and promotions including John Tighe and Paul Rutenis in the home division, Bob Peterson in strategy and Thorsten Weber in planning.

“Our sights are set on revolutionizing the way America shops, and having the best leaders in place is instrumental to helping us fully realise this vision,” Johnson said in the statement.

He worked for Target and Apple before taking over as CEO in January. 

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