Posted on: January 26, 2021 | Job#: 350061

Associate Manager, Fabric R&D, Women's & Girls

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

  • Management of production timelines, reviewing reports and recommending solutions to exceptions.

  • Develop time and action calendars for all programs managed.

  • Work with New York pre-production team to develop production ready samples for quarterly design presentations

  • Work closely with all vendors and agent offices to ensure that monthly production capacity is utilized and recommend appropriate action when issues arise.

  • Monitor production status of all programs by season.

  • Track shipments from vendor to distribution center.

  • Assist Manager in placement strategy and follow-up by recommending product placement plan and action plan for chase.

  • Support costing process by creating and distributing packages, issuing spreadsheets for tracking and conducting initial negotiation.

  • Analyze test reports, making recommendations to manager and communicating exceptions to SF and vendors.

  • Assist Manger in managing flow.

  • Assist Manager in fabric reservation.

  • Confirm fabric and trim with mills.

  • Coordinate and lead weekly production meetings with SF global production.

  • Develop relationships with mentors, peers and all sourcing channels.

  • Assist manager in developing bench strength and serve as mentor to assistants.

Who you are

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Detail oriented with strong follow through; organize and prioritize multiple projects

  • Have a sense of urgency in managing time and accomplishing tasks

  • Demonstrate proactive problem solving skills

  • Use basic retail math needed to determine costs, margins and turn

  • Influence others

  • Create and maintain a cooperative team environment that promotes high performance standards and attainment of goals

  • Ability to react to change

  • Ability to solicit feedback for self-development

  • Make effective presentations

  • Must be computer literate (excel, word, etc)

  • Ability to manage work according to deadlines

  • Excellent time management skills

  • Basic costing and negotiation skill

  • College degree preferred

  • 3-5 years experience with apparel production management

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Benefits at Old Navy

  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic and Athleta, and 30% off at Outlet 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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