Posted on: August 14, 2020 | Job#: 330776

Inventory Strategy Manager, Growth Businesses

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

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About Athleta

For the past 22 years, we’ve committed ourselves and our brand to a single aim: to empower all women and girls. Inspiration. Collaboration. Connection. Inclusivity. It’s what we do best, and we’re on the hunt for people who share our passion for leading an active lifestyle, growing personally as well as professionally, and creating game-changing products and experiences. 

We use business as a force for good by putting people and the planet right up there with profit, which is why Athleta is a certified B Corp. Ready to make a move? Join us. Because we know that alone we’re strong, but together we’re unstoppable.

About the role

We are one of the fastest growing activewear brands. Our mission is to empower Women and Girls through movement. We believe being active opens doors to a bigger life. And that unleashing the power of your body can translate into mastery of your mind and serenity in your soul, too. We are B Corp. What does B Corp mean? In a nutshell, B Corp companies use business as a force for good because people and are planet are just as important as profits.

As the Inventory Strategy Manager of Growth Businesses, you’ll be a critical player in driving our brand forward through expansion into new channels, new markets, and new categories. Reporting into the Director of Inventory Strategy and Growth with dotted line reporting to the Heads of Plus and Wholesale, you will manage the financial and operational success of our recently re-launched Plus and emerging Wholesale businesses as well as support additional growth initiatives for the Athleta brand.

As the Inventory Strategy Manager of Growth Businesses, you will:

What you'll do

  • Strategy / Financial
    • Contribute to the Plus strategy through analysis and synthesis of opportunities to cross-functional partners
    • Develop and communicating comprehensive financial and product strategies to achieve top line revenue targets across our growth businesses
    • Participate in long range planning for Wholesale to support Brand goals
  • Business Process Management
    • Craft the ideal Wholesale Pipeline process and integrate within Athleta Specialty milestones
    • Identify supply chain capabilities necessary to successfully launch and grow the Wholesale business
    • Influence the scoping of long range capabilities necessary to scale our growth businesses
  • Communication
    • Develop creative, effective approaches to influence cross-functional partners and drive results that support both our growth strategies and Athleta specialty workflow
    • Exhibit comfort across business and technical discussions with an ability to inspire the strategic roadmap
    • Demonstrate an ability to look across multiple projects for connection points, synthesizing complexities and areas of opportunity into easily digestible content

Who you are

You thrive in a fast pace environment, learn quickly and crave being part of a collaborative team. Communication and organization are two of your many super powers. You enthusiastically experiment as a means of continuous improvement. You love data and love analyzing it even more – you are always curious and seek to learn the “why” behind the numbers. Ambiguity doesn’t stop you, in fact, you thrive in it, and love the challenge of creating a new process or strategy. You are just as comfortable rolling up your sleeves and diving into details as you are presenting out to our leadership team.

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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