Posted on: September 3, 2020 | Job#: 338246

Assistant Manager, Fabric R&D, Knits

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

  • Assist in researching fabric trends by attending mill fabric appointments and fabric shows with Manager.

  • Assist in creating fabric boards that represent seasonal Fabric trends.

  • Work with design, production and GIS mill management offices to develop qualities that are cost appropriate for the season and fit Banana Republic’s aesthetic.

  • Support Manager in following up with design, production, mills and overseas offices on any fabric related issues

  • Support product integrity by facilitating the testing of all fabrics prior to bulk order and reviewing test failures with manager.

  • Assist in entering and maintaining fabric information in PLM and fabric reference library.

  • Build an archive of continuity fabrics that have been approved and used in previous seasons to recommend to design.

  • Manage receipt of new fabrics and file accordingly

  • Maintain a library of fabrics that are representative of raw materials that could be used in bulk production that are brand appropriate.

  • Ability to assist multiple divisions

  • Monitor calendar to ensure on time deliverables.

Who you are

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strict attention to detail and ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to accomplish tasks consistently within tight timelines

  • Ability to effectively interact with cross-functional teams

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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