Posted on: May 7, 2021 | Job#: 358243

Head of Corporate Development

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


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About Gap Inc.

Our brands bridge the gaps we see in the world. Old Navy democratizes style to ensure everyone has access to quality fashion at every price point. Athleta unleashes the potential of every woman, regardless of body size, age or ethnicity. Banana Republic believes in sustainable luxury for all. And Gap inspires the world to bring individuality to modern, responsibly made essentials.     

This simple idea—that we all deserve to belong, and on our own terms—is core to who we are as a company and how we make decisions. Our team is made up of thousands of people across the globe who take risks, think big, and do good for our customers, communities, and the planet. Ready to  learn fast, create with audacity and lead boldly? Join our team.

About the role

Gap Inc’s Corporate Development (“corp dev”) team is part of the Strategic Growth Office, which is at the forefront of driving our next chapter of growth. The corp dev team will drive our growth via the identification of target companies and capabilities, industry trends, establishing partnership structures, as well as identifying, negotiating, structuring, and executing strategic acquisitions/investments.

As the Head of Corporate Development, you will be responsible for driving inorganic and organic initiatives to advance our growth; this might include mergers, acquisitions, investments, partnerships and other strategic transactions. The leader will partner across the Gap Inc. Portfolio and Growth Office to execute strategic M&A and investment. The leader will have accountabilities across all aspects of the deal process including relationship development, targeting, financial modeling, due diligence, negotiations, transition and post-merger integration. The leader will also be responsible for developing a pipeline of opportunities by managing external and investment relationships and facilitating connections with Gap Inc’s leadership team. The Head of Corporate Development will report to the Chief Growth Transformation Officer.

What you'll do

  • Lead and build Gap Inc’s Corporate Development team and key partners across all aspects of the deal including deal identification, assessment, and execution
  • Build and cultivate strong relationships with Gap Inc. executives to identify opportunities that accelerate our strategic plan and align to key business objectives
  • Establish a thorough process to identify and evaluate potential opportunities, from idea generation to sourcing to screening and present to Gap Inc leaders
  • Independently structure and run deals including target identification, business case modeling, due diligence, negotiations, close, and integration
  • Network with VCs, startups, banks, and other industry stakeholders to understand competitive landscape and present trends to Chief Growth Transformation Officer and other Senior Leaders
  • Serve as the primary point of contact with partner companies and drive coordination across necessary stakeholders
  • Partner with leaders before, during and after the each deal to confirm strategic objectives are being met and all stakeholders are clear on necessary actions required to achieve value defined in business case; oversee presentations to communicate necessary actions and timelines to leadership

Who you are

  • 15+ years of transaction experience in Investment Banking, Private Equity, Consulting, Big 4 M&A or Transaction Advisory
  • First level university degree in Business, Finance or other. Top MBA required
  • Significant experiences across all facets of the deal pipeline including target identification, analysis, due diligence, negotiation, close, and integration/separation activities
  • Ability to run deals independently with robust experiences in navigating and closing opportunities across a diverse set of requirements
  • Ability to lead deals and prioritize opportunities amongst cross functional leaders including C-Suite, Brand Presidents, and Operations SVPs
  • Demonstrated track record as a strong team leader, critical thinker, and problem solver with ability to handle multiple projects/workstreams concurrently
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, with the capability of engaging others at all levels of the organization

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Benefits at Gap Inc.

  • 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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