Posted on: February 24, 2021 | Job#: 350457

Senior Manager - Sustainability

Full-time | 55 Thomas Street, New York, NY, US 10013

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About Gap

Gap has always been about optimistic American style. Starting with our very first store on Ocean Avenue in San Francisco, opened almost 50 years ago by Doris and Don Fisher. The thread that’s run through those five decades is the phenomenal people that make up our brand – our employees and our customers. People who are rooted in the legacy that makes Gap what it is, but who are also focused on the future. People who want to leave the world better than they found it.

We’ve built our brand on staying true to our roots while always being out in front of what’s next. If you want to be part of an iconic American brand, and help lead the way for where we’re headed, we’d love to have you join us.

About the role

Reporting to the SVP of Gap brand global Production, the Sr. Manager of Sustainability is responsible for defining and implementing Gap’s bold social and environmental sustainability vision, goals and strategy across all GS & GO product categories, our growing customer base, our global supply chain and our employees.

The Sr. Manager of Sustainability creates and executes the strategic direction and plans for a Division or multiple Divisions. This role will also work with a cross-functional team that includes; Design, Gap Inc. Sourcing (GIS), Merchandising, R&D, Tech Services, IM, Allocation Communications, Marketing and Inc. Global Sustainability, responsible for integrating sustainability into product and strategies to support the end-to-end process.

The role will leverage the enterprise sustainability team for shared services such as measurement, tools & resources, tracking of key performance indicators (KPIs), as well as internal and external reporting. This role will further serve as the Gap brand point person for enterprise sustainability priorities in key impact pillars including woman’s empowerment, water, climate and waste.

What you'll do

  • Build and implement Gap brand sustainability strategy

  • Project manage all brand sustainability projects, deliver to budget expectations, report on progress and escalate critical issues

  • Drive integration of product sustainability goals into the brand LRPs and Product Strategy roadmaps

  • Support training, education and awareness building on product sustainability and circular product design

  • Serve as technical subject matter expert on product sustainability – attributes, certifications, social & environmental impact

  • Drive internal reporting on brand product sustainability progress and goals

  • Maintain up-to-date industry/competitor benchmarking on product sustainability developments, targets, goals

  • Partner with Gap brand marketing team to ensure accurate product sustainability claims and messaging

  • Support product sustainability marketing claims approval process

  • Engage with cross-functional business partners in product design, merchandising, production and sourcing to drive sustainable product strategies

  • Identify and support external engagement opportunities for the brand across publications, speaking opportunities, and conferences

Who you are

  • Background in apparel product development

  • Social & environmental sustainability expertise

  • Technical fabric expert, ideally with experience in fabric mill, product development

  • A stronger innovator, Influencer, collaborator

  • Demonstrated project management experience

  • Strong organizational and analytical skills

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously under minimal supervision

  • Proven ability to work across geographies and cultures

  • Specific understanding of P2M process and sustainable production methods preferred

  • Ability to work to tight timelines

  • Attention to detail while effectively handling multiple demands and competing priorities

  • Open availability and flexibility to work according to the needs of the business

Benefits at Gap

  • 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.*
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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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