Posted on: October 14, 2020 | Job#: 340057

Chief of Staff - Finance

Full-time | US

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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

The Chief of Staff will report directly to the Gap Inc. CFO and is responsible for making time, information, and decision processes for the CFO and finance function more effective. Through the development and orchestration of process + workflow improvements, this individual will help to streamline and simplify the decision-making process. He/she will partner closely with the CFO on a daily basis and also manage the execution of projects and tasks across all facets of business operations, including day-to-day management, special initiatives, and oversight of deadlines. This position requires a strategic mindset and consulting skills with a strong bias towards delivery.

What you'll do

  • Focused on making time, information, and decision processes more effective, including identifying key strategic priorities, mapping calendar/time commitments against priorities, mapping stakeholder network and developing engagement plan against strategic priorities, filtering external information coming into the CFO office and draft responses as necessary, and serving as an air traffic controller for the CFO while working closely with the Administrative Assistant to the CFO
  • Work closely with the communications team to ensure external engagements reflect the CFO’s strategic priorities and personal brand
  • Draft presentations and briefs for meetings/engagements with key internal and external stakeholders
  • Write first drafts of emails, letters etc. for the CFO, coordinate special projects, support Board of Directors material preparation, develop engagement plan with financial institutions
  • Take notes during the meetings that the CFO attends and making sure that the action items from the meeting are executed, connecting work streams that may remain siloed, link the CFO to the broader organization - this means being able to communicate wants, needs, concerns, ideas from employee to boss in an effective and efficient way
  • Preparation, advance planning, and facilitation of leadership team meetings; accountable for ensuring that the meeting objectives are realistic, the team is well-prepared, and that action items and next steps are documented and tracked

Who you are

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience – MBA preferred, plus 8-10 years work experience, preferable in Retail +/or fast-paced industry
  • Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly and can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods
  • Financial Business Acumen: Knowledge and understanding of financial touch points and strong financial business acumen
  • Results Orientation: Delivers beyond expectations and sets new and stretching goals for him/herself and the team. S/he will have a deep understanding of operational and process improvements that impact quality and execution and deliver continuous improvement
  • Process Management: Can identify and articulate the processes necessary to get things down efficiently and effectively; Planning & Priority Setting: Demonstrate an ability to set objectives and goals and organize work appropriately to meet and exceed goals, possess strong organizational and time management skills
  • Problem Solving & Decision Quality: Able to use rigorous logic and methods to solve problems with effective solutions; Risk Management: Ability to think ahead and catch problems before they arise
  • Organizational Savvy: Able to build constructive and effective relationships and use them to maneuver through complex situations
  • Influencing & Negotiation: Can present ideas and directions that lead others to action, demonstrates strong listening, written and oral communication skills

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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