Posted on: May 27, 2020 | Job#: 326333

Senior Manager - Strategy & PMO

Full-time | One Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA, US 94105

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About Athleta

We believe that being fit and active makes life richer and bigger than it could possibly be otherwise. And we’re always looking for people who share our passion for leading an active lifestyle, growing personally as well as professionally, and creating game-changing products and experiences.

Collaboration is a real thing here — because we know that individually we’re strong, but together we’re unstoppable. Athleta is a certified B Corporation, which means that we put people and planet right up there with profit, and we’re committed to using business as a force for good. 

About the role

The strategy function at Athleta is a critical part of defining our path forward. Through rigorous analysis, focus on the competition and customer, creative thinking, and deep partnership with the key stakeholders across the business, we help drive profitable growth and increased market share. As Sr. Manager, Strategy & PMO, you’ll be an integral part of the team bringing the next chapter of Athleta’s mission and values to life.
As Sr. Manager, you will be charged with managing critical projects to advance our priorities, growth, and long range planning. You will be in the unique position to connect broadly with leaders in the brand, and bring together the best strategic thinking to drive our brand forward. A significant portion of the work for the next 12 months will be leading the PMO for Athleta’s growth strategy – you will be focused on providing the organization and structure that will support Athleta’s growth initatives and associated workstreams. You will drive rigorous processes and governance to ensure decisions are made timely and definitively, with the objective of positioning Athleta for increased success. This cross-functional role will focus on supporting everything from digital workstreams to community efforts and exploring new market entry. In addition, you will be integral in helping shape our brand’s thinking on future strategy and innovation.

What you'll do

  • Identify opportunities and drive innovation in customer experience through new business models and/or new capabilities
  • Support recurring efforts to drive insights and build knowledge of key market, competitor, and consumer dynamics
  • Serve as a mentor / leader for more junior team members to support work planning, hypotheses generation, issue identification, analytical framework development, and career development/growth
  • Leverage project management skills to create an integrated plan across workstreams to support Athleta’s 2x growth initiatives. Activities include:
  • Develop and manage project plan deliverables; including charters, timelines, meeting templates, resources, budget
  • Publish project statuses on a regular basis based on needs of the project and audience
  • Lead key milestone and decision meetings and discussions with various leaders and project team members

Who you are

  • 6+ years of professional work experience, preferably with some experience in retail and strategic management consulting
  • Demonstrated track record as an outstanding problem-solver and strategic thinker and proven ability to build strong working relationship and able to collaborate with all levels
  • Comfort with analytical and financial modeling, ability to work with large / complex data sources, and deep understanding of how to link strategy to implementation / financial plans
  • Able to work in and bring structure to ambiguous environments independently
  • Able to synthesize disperse information into effective strategies and innovative insights, translating complex ideas into simple, actionable recommendations
  • Experience managing strategic initiatives that involves multiple functions, work streams, interdependencies and tight timelines

Benefits at Athleta

  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Athleta, and 30% off at Outlet.
  • One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.*
  • Employees can take up to five “on the clock” hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.*
  • Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee’s base pay.*
  • Employee stock purchase plan.*
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*
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*For eligible employees

Gap Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status. We have received numerous awards for our long-held commitment to equality and will continue to foster a diverse and inclusive environment of belonging. This year, we’ve been named as one of the Best Places to Work by the Humans Rights Campaign for the fourteenth consecutive year and have been included in the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the second year in a row.

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