Posted on: September 22, 2020 | Job#: 338802

Senior Specialist - Zero Waste & Circularity

Full-time | Two Folsom, San Francisco, CA, US 94105


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About Gap Inc.

Our past is full of iconic moments — but our future is going to spark many more. Our brands — Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, INTERMIX and Hill City — have dressed people from all walks of life and all kinds of families, all over the world, for every occasion for more than 50 years.

But we’re more than the clothes that we make. We know that business can and should be a force for good, and it’s why we work hard to make product that makes people feel good, inside and out. It’s why we’re committed to giving back to the communities where we live and work. If you're one of the super-talented who thrive on change, aren't afraid to take risks and love to make a difference, come grow with us. 

About the role

Reporting to the Dir Environmental Inpact, this individual will play a key role in driving Gap Inc.’s long range environmental sustainability vision and strategy forward in Zero Waste and Circularity. As a part of the Environmental Sustainability team, this position is responsible for setting and executing strategies that will enable Gap Inc. eliminate single use plastic and build towards a circular economy.

What you'll do

  • In partnership with Director of Environmental Impact, design and implement Gap Inc.’s overarching circularity strategy with a special focus on embedding circular principles into new and existing business models
  • Work cross functionally and with external stakeholders to identify opportunities to reduce and eliminate single use plastics
  • Develop specific programs with brands and other business partners to move towards more circular materials in garments
  • Project manage all critical work associated with Zero Waste and Circularity, making sure deadlines are met, budget targets are achieved and progress is communicated to Leaders
  • Monitor market developments for best practices in packaging and usage of more environmentally friendly materials
  • Lead Gap Inc.’s waste diversion work in partnership with internal stakeholders across supply chain, strategic sourcing and Global Sustainability
  • Collect data and impact stores for external reporting and communications opportunities

Who you are

  • 5+ years’ experience in related field and/or organization. Bachelor’s Degree in related discipline
  • Strong understanding of the retail industry, specifically as it relates to social and environmental impact, sourcing and the apparel manufacturing industry
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and translate organization objectives in to measurable, sustainability initiatives for all business units. An understanding, including financial acumen, of how to drive business results
  • Experience with management of budget and identification of sustainability-related savings
  • Strong organization and analytic skills. Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously under minimal supervision
  • Strong oral, written and formal presentation skills, including ability to communicate complex ideas in a clear and concise manner. Proficient in use of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Open availability and flexibility to work according to the needs of the business, and across time zones as necessary. Ability to adapt style to a variety of cultural perspectives

Benefits at Gap Inc.

  • 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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