Posted on: July 28, 2021 | Job#: 366065

Associate Manager - Sourcing & Production- Gap Brand

Full-time | 55 Thomas Street, New York, NY, US 10013

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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 an exciting part of the sourcing organization within Gap Inc. We manage the products bought from a third party or Licensing vendors as well as private label partnerships and special collection collaborations. Product categories including, but not limited to, licensed apparel, beauty, accessories, jewelry, swim, and maternity. 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, we get to work with every node of the company, from finance and legal to logistics and product testing to packaging and marketing.

This role will work closely with brand partners and vendors to build strong relationships to bring brand product strategies to life at the highest quality and best cost.

Collaboration will be key to success in this position and the ability to influence and make decisions cross-functionally in a matrix environment where speed and agility is crucial. Guide change with new product categories and business models that can be shared across the enterprise and will play a critical role in assessing new suppliers and benchmarking new vendors.

What you'll do

  • Build and manage calendar – find efficiencies to promote demand driven buying opportunities

  • Work with cross-functional teams and supplier partners on deliverables – from concept to booking

  • Maintain accuracy of data within multiple internal systems: PLM, Tradestone, Booking Management Tool

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

  • Responsible for vendor onboarding to ensure that vendors are clear on testing protocols, shipping requirements, invoicing etc. Ensure onboarding documents stay up to date in the VOB file

  • Accountable to manage on-time deliveries, PO changes, ticketing issues through PCL, work with vendor to problem solve

Who you are

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

  • Proficient computer skills, specifically Outlook and Excel

  • Excellent verbal, presentation, and written communication skills

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

  • Detail oriented and highly motivated; proactive with work assignments

  • Can proactively solve problems and effectively manage multiple challenges

  • Demonstrated executive presence, presentation, influencing, and collaboration across a leadership team

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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