Posted on: May 20, 2021 | Job#: 361346

Director - Transformation Program Management

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

At Gap Inc., our purpose is to be Inclusive, By Design. Our updated vision is to grow purpose-led, billion-dollar brands that shape peoples’ way of life. An important part of Gap Inc.’s Power Plan 2023 strategy and Next 50 plan is to transform how we operate in service to our customers. At the core of this plan is an accelerated digital transformation, to enhance growth, customer-centricity, speed, efficiency and resilience.

To that end, we have established a Digital Transformation Office (DTO) that will drive the design, implementation and achievement of large-scale strategic initiatives. These initiatives transformation the organization and its core capabilities to improve growth and profitability. The DTO provides rigor, structure, expertise and activation to design and deliver these initiatives individually and collectively. The DTO is responsible for partnering with leaders to drive the digital transformation strategy, performing transformation program management, change management and process engineering. The DTO partners with the Value Capture Office, a finance team responsible for ensuring delivery of financial value.

The Director of Program Management of the Digital Transformation Office (DTO) leads the enterprise-wide program management efforts of the Digital Transformation Office operations. This role is an influential enterprise leadership role, which will support the leadership of the DTO to drive the vision, structure and governance of our digital transformation, and drive the enterprise program management rigor in and across each transformation pillar. The Director works directly with transformation business leaders across the company to design an effective governance model, track and surface program progress and risks, and synthesize results and opportunities. This leader also works cross-functionally with technical, financial and with pillar transformational leadership and pillar PMO teams to standardize and embed rigorous program governance. This role leads a team of program management professionals.

The successful leader of this role has a transformation delivery background. This leader is a strong change leader who is maniacally organized and can navigate a complex organization. This leader is adept at navigating tough discussions with leaders, managing through ambiguity, and holding stakeholders accountable.

What you'll do

  • Lead a large-scale transformation PMO effort, including internal direct team members. This effort includes ways of working, operating model (people, process, and tools), and productivity initiatives.
  • Develop and continuously improve the transformation governance model, including forums, stakeholders, scope, cadence and RACI.
  • Partner with change management team members to ensure cohesive transformation plans including change deliverables.
  • Engage with transformation business leaders and their transformation pillar PMO leads as a strategic thought partner to develop and devise scope, structure and approach to delivering value with a new or existing initiative.
  • Proactively foster brand and business partner relationships to collaborate or gain buy-in on analyses and process recommendations.
  • Design and deliver best-in-class and simple program management approaches to help stakeholders manage program deliverables, interdependencies, risks and issues.
  • Anticipate roadblocks and proactively address issues before they impact business results. Ensure relevant programs/projects are on track, including budget, timeline and scope.
  • Lead a team of strategic program managers and change agents that will assist in developing roadmaps; managing deliverables, interdependencies and risks across the various initiatives

Who you are

  • +7 years of professional experience; experience in strategy/management consulting, retail/consumer products or similar strategic role preferred.
  • Experience with driving change in a complex program management capacity; includes expertise in devising program management governance and RACI, devising and rolling out governance toolsets, and defining and implementing program management principles with rigor across a complex program
  • Strong relationship-building skills and experience working closely with senior executives and cross-functional partners to influence strategic agendas and operationalize key strategic initiatives.
  • Aptitude and willingness to “get one’s hands dirty” to deeply understand and drive program deliverables, write executive presentations and manage projects directly.
  • Proven and motivational leader with excellent managerial skills and a keen interest in developing team members.
  • Experience managing third parties who may provide augmentation for program management.

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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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