Posted on: August 3, 2020 | Job#: 328051

Manager, Product Development, Men's Sweaters, Knits and Acive

Full-time | 550 Terry Francois Blvd., San Francisco, CA, US 94158

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About Old Navy

Forget what you know about old-school industry rules. When you work at Old Navy, you’re choosing a different path. From day one, we’ve been on a mission to democratize fashion and make shopping fun again. Our teams make style accessible to everyone, creating high-quality, must-have fashion essentials for the whole family, with love, season after season. 

We opened our first store in 1994 in San Francisco and have been on a roll ever since. We cultivate a community of playful personalities that thrive in a fast-paced environment where our employees can be their most authentic selves. Here, we’re family.

What you'll do

  • Identify new factories or expand facilities of existing factory base in the growing countries
  • Support and provide information to 3 year plan
  • Identify and evaluate possible vendors for specific program
  • Collect and provide market information on factory capacity/loading
  • Vendor relationship
  • Pre-Production Management:
  • Partner with Fabric department to provide input to US on market trend and new quality, to recommend alternatives and to confirm US requirements on fabric development
  • Direct seasonal sample making strategy
  • Manage the costing package program
  • Develop the production placement plan & fabric reservations
  • Confirm price orders for regular and ongoing placement
  • Help negotiation to achieve target price
  • Production Management:
  • Provide information and recommendations relating to chargebacks and discounts
  • Manage liabilities
  • Coaching and troubleshooting
  • Manage product integrity and order specifications compliance.
  • Approve lab dips, dye lots, washing effect, hand feel and shade bands
  • Monitor/ensure on-time delivery
  • Alert DMM of high risk potential order problems
  • Negotiate with factories on critical order/production specifications, e.g. delivery date
  • Keep DMM abreast of issues as they arise
  • Manage flow

Who you are

  • Hire and develop people
  • Recognize individuals
  • Set individual and team goals
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Proficient in conversational Spanish
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Good people management/delegation skills
  • Strong team orientation
  • University degree or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years apparel production/sourcing experience, accessories preferred

Benefits at Old Navy

  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy, 30% off at Outlet and 25% off at Athleta for all employees.
  • 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.*
  • See more of the benefits we offer.

*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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