Posted on: April 1, 2021 | Job#: 355624

Manager, Product Strategy

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

Reporting to the Senior Manager of Old Navy Product Strategy, the Manager of Product Strategy is responsible for working closely with the divisional GM(s) to develop long range product growth plans, tied to annual & seasonal plans, and guiding the initiatives that bring these strategies to life.

This individual will help lead the pre-season strategic planning process across divisions and categories to ensure that guidance provided to the teams is aligned with the direction of the division, current business performance and market trends.

What you'll do

  • Support the Product Long Range Planning process (developing multi-year product strategies and associated financials) in close partnership with SVP of Merchandising, divisional GMs and all levels of the cross-functional product and experience team. Use market, competitor and customer data to identify category growth and business opportunities. Continuously review and improve existing processes

  • Communicate strategies to senior leaders to refine the long-term vision for product categories. Conduct analyses and create compelling presentations on Product Strategies to influence the organization’s decision making by providing actionable views of market & competitor insights, consumer insights, macro trend insights, and internal performance analysis

  • Serve as a thought partner to leadership (Merchandising, Design, Production, Inventory Management, Marketing, etc.) on key strategic questions. Serve as the expert on market, competitor and customer dynamics in priority divisions/categories

  • Partner with Consumer Insights to identify, prioritize and shape research ensuring that insights are relevant, insightful, and actionable. Support the translation process of insights to action

  • Lead special divisional projects related to company initiatives – e.g. assessment and planning for new product launches, assortment architecture, collaboration/integration across markets & channels, etc. Link deep dives to long-range planning process to support continuity and impact

Who you are

  • Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly and can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods

  • Problem Solving & Business Acumen: Able to use rigorous logic and methods to solve problems with effective solutions. Ability to evaluate financial and business indicators and translate data into actionable information to drive results

  • Planning & Process Management: Demonstrate an ability to set objectives and goals and organize work appropriately to meet and exceed goals. Possess strong organizational and time management skills. Anticipate risks and identifies contingency plans and processes to prevent disruptions

  • Collaboration Skills: Demonstrated ability to build consensus and work collaboratively across levels and functions. Demonstrates strong listening, written and oral communication skills

  • Self-starter and independent: Willingness to "roll up your sleeves"; nimble and flexible with regards to changing priorities and business needs

  • Systems and Tools Acumen: Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and have aptitude to learn technical applications quickly

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

  • 4-6+ years of professional work experience, retail experience a plus, with ideally 2-4 years in strategy consulting, corporate strategy or business strategy

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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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