Posted on: March 5, 2021 | Job#: 350626

Head of Men’s Merchandising

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

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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.

About the role

The Old Navy Head of Men’s Merchandising will lead the Men’s Apparel business and is based in San Francisco. This role reports directly to the SVP and GM of Old Navy Merchandising and Outlet. The Head of Men’s Merchandising has P&L responsibility for the Men’s business and will directly influence the strategic development of the business. They will develop, communicate and drive long-range strategies that meet or exceed financial goals and customer expectations. To be successful, they will be a champion for the Old Navy Men’s business and be skilled at building and maintaining strong and effective relationships with the Old Navy leadership team, as well as with the leaders of key functions such as Inventory Management, Design, Production, Design, Visual Merchandising, Marketing, Business Strategy, and Finance. They will inspire and motivate the team and others by presenting a compelling vision and direction for the holistic business and be seen as a role model and mentor within the company.

What you'll do

  • Develop and lead the overall vision & strategy for Old Navy Men’s business.

  • Empower direct reports to lead the functional strategies within Merchandising to deliver on the broader business objectives.

  • Set the operational strategy (short and long-term) to deliver the Old Navy Men’s long-range plan.

  • Provide perspective on market opportunities & alignment with goals and/or internal strengths.

  • Lead Merchandising team in creating strong product assortments that deliver on Old Navy’s goals.

  • Ensure product assortments between all Departments within the Division are aligned and not duplicative.

  • Ensure Department seasonal strategies provide an exciting customer store experience and support long-term Brand and Division goals.

  • Actively listen to all members of the cross-functional team to ensure that innovative ideas are surfaced and acted upon, and that the team is empowered to own the business.

  • Partner w/the Old Navy Merchandising Leadership team to manage and react to business in the moment to ensure we are achieving sales and profit plans and meeting customer demand.

  • Lead and guide the team throughout pre-season process and milestone meetings, including Strategic Alignment Meeting and SVP Investment Reviews.

  • Provide clear leadership and direction regarding seasonal investments to ensure that smart risks are being taken in the appropriate categories and that financial targets are met.

  • Motivate, coach and inspire the Men’s team to drive for results. Act as a positive and solution-oriented leader and role model. Create and maintain a learning environment where the development of employees is a priority.

  • Build strong and effective working relationships with key cross-functional partners.

  • Align resources appropriately within own team and cross-functionally to build an organization that is set up for success.

  • Think strategically, conceptually and creatively –must have, and be able to articulate, a vision that is sharable by all key stakeholders.

  • Strong Business Acumen; expert knowledge of financial measurements and how to impact them. Identify areas of the business that need attention and have the ability to analyze the details when appropriate.

  • Demonstrate agility in leadership style and flexibility of approach; has the ability to think strategically (high-level) and tactically (to drive execution).

Who you are

  • Experience in an apparel product brand as a business leader with major business driving functions i.e., IM, Merchandising, Stores, etc.

  • 15+ years of retail experience, varies depending on type of experience.

  • 10+ years of management experience

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

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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.*
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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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