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
AOR Overview | Kids + baby merchandising
The leader in the Kids Baby Merchandising AOR is responsible for all aspects of the merchandise lifecycle for the Kids and Baby departments including partnering on the creation of merchandise maps, in-season management, marketing & signage placement, visual displays and overall presentation standards. They are accountable for delivering the outcome of a compelling brand presentation to maximize profitable sales growth.
Store Presentation Standards
-Planning and maintenance of:
-Prop, forms and fixture placement
Partners & Follows Up:
-With all leaders to ensure consistent execution and maintenance of store standards per Brand Standards Guidelines
-With all employees to ensure they are properly trained on the execution and maintenance of store standards
-With visual expert to support execution and education of other employees
-Inspect store standards and address opportunities
-Communicate opportunities with GM and other leaders (LT Meeting, TB)
-Communicate scheduling needs to the leader in Merchandising AOR
-Communicate supply needs to the leader in Operations / Daily Operations AOR
-Hindsight successes/opportunities and needs with GM and discuss goals for the next month/quarter.
The Kids Baby Merchandising AOR is responsible for ensuring consistent execution of store presentation standards. All leaders work together to maintain store presentation standards in the moment.
Executes: . All phases of Merchandise Lifecycle
-Plan it Map It
-Roll It Walk It
-Prom olt/ Promo Execution SOP
Partners & Follows Up:
-With GM to complete essential responsibilities as defined by MLC-101/ Gap Standards
-With other leaders to ensure consistent execution of merchandising as defined by MLC-101/ Gap Standards
-With employees to ensure they are properly trained on the execution of merchandising activities as defined by MLC -101/ Gap Standards
-Complete weekly planning and mapping for MLC activities
-Complete Walk It tool with GM after each MLC activity
-Communicate opportunities and needs with GM and other leaders (LT Meeting,TB)
-Review product reporting and partner with GM on actions to drive performance
-Complete Walk It/AVE Tool with GM after each floor set
-Review Field Workload Calendar) to plan for all promo events
-Delivers "lights on" for all new flows
-Hindsight opportunities with GM and discuss goals for the next month/quarter
The Kids Baby Merchandising AOR is responsible for consistent execution of the merchandise lifecycle within the store. All leaders play a role to support the Merchandise Lifecycle, whether it be scheduling, supply ordering or direct support activities.
Key Indicators of Success
-Sales Over Traffic (SOT)
-Medallia Comments & "Ease of Finding What You are Looking For" Score
-Store Presentation ( Walk It Observations)
Who you are
A current or previous retail employee with 6 or more months of experience.
A good communicator with the ability to effectively interact with customers and your team to meet goals.
A customer-focused service provider both on and off the sales floor to help deliver an exceptional experience for our customers.
Able to demonstrate interest and initiative to develop skills and improve capabilities.
Passionate about retail and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
Determined to effectively lead and inspire others to learn and grow through coaching and mentoring.
Agreeable to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the business, including holiday, evening, overnight and weekend shifts.
Able to utilize retail technology.
Able to maneuver around the sales floor, stockroom and office and can lift up to 30 pounds.
- Ability to travel as required
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.*
- 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.