Posted on: June 3, 2021 | Job#: 362121

Assistant Manager - 3rd Party & Licensing- Old Navy

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

The 3rd Party and Licensing team is the sourcing organization within Gap Inc. managing the products bought from a third party or Licensing vendors as well as private label partnerships and special collection collaborations. We touch a huge number of product categories; licensed apparel, footwear and accessories, beauty, travel, jewelry and home all fall under our scope. Our team provides end to end support - negotiating contracts, sourcing & onboarding of new vendors, product development, cost negotiations, delivery tracking and complete production management. Due to the wide variety of vendors and product we handle, and the trouble-shooting nature of our role, we get to work with every node of the company, from finance and legal to logistics and product testing to packaging and marketing.

  • Develop strong relationships with vendors and cross-functional teams

  • Partner with merchants to discuss any new strategies/growth opportunities and recommend strategies to support business plans.

  • Work as liaison between design, merchants, and vendors in product development. Source new fabrics, techniques as needed.

  • Maintain and update internal systems with product and costing information. Enter and maintain accuracy of data within multiple internal systems: PLM, SMEE, PCL, Tradesone and Prompt

  • Finalize cost, confirm seasonal bookings with vendors, and pass off final bookings with complete details for purchase order creation and create AUC recaps.

  • Ensure product integrity and safety by reviewing styles with Product Safety Regulations team and analyzing failed test reports. Communicate exceptions to vendors and cross-functional team, ensuring Certificate of Compliance (COC) compliance

  • Meet Key Performance Indicators; including Ship On time metrics, adoption ratios, AUC cost targets and problem solving.

Who you are

  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience in product development, production, or sourcing roles with vendors or manufacturers

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Proficient computer skills, specifically Outlook and Excel, knowledge of product life cycle

  • Ability to quickly learn & utilize multiple systems for data pulling and enjoys this type of work

  • Excellent verbal, presentation, written communication skills, retail math and/or comfortable with numbers

  • Excellent planning and prioritization skills with the ability to anticipate and adapt to change in a dynamic, fast-paced environment

  • Detail oriented, highly motivated; proactive with work assignments; problem solver

  • Collaboration- Proven ability influencing and making decisions cross-functionally in a matrix environment where speed and cultural sensitivity is crucial.

Notice to applicants in San Francisco: Gap Inc. and its related brands will consider for employment, qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. The Fair Chance Ordinance is provided here: English Spanish Chinese Tagalog

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.*
  • 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.

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