Posted on: June 30, 2021 | Job#: 366073

Senior Director - Product Safety & Regulations

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 Senior Director, Product Safety & Regulations, is responsible for implementing policies and strategies for product safety and regulatory compliance in partnership with Gap Inc.’s portfolio of Brands, International Sourcing teams and Vendors. Oversees research and trend analysis in the global retail safety and regulatory environment impacting Gap Inc. product lines. Develops and drives new strategies to ensure compliance as Brands launch new product categories and enter new markets. The Senior Director leads a team of 4-6 US based employees.

What you'll do

  • Monitors US/International regulations and industry standards to ensure that product safety, labeling and marketing standards reflect current requirements.

  • Liaison to domestic and international government regulators to ensure Gap Inc. products adhere to government standards.

    Consults external subject matter experts, industry organizations and independent product testing laboratories.

  • Creates and executes policies for product safety compliance across all product categories.

  • Ensures clear communication to business partners, including guidelines, training sessions and web-based education modules.

  • Engages with 3rd party SME’s and laboratories on setting, benchmarking and validation of Gap Inc policies.

  • Collaborates with cross functional partners on key projects and initiatives.

  • Supports team to resolve product compliance questions that arise during production. Provides risk assessments and regulatory interpretations to enable business decisions.

  • Investigates field reports related to product safety or regulatory compliance; oversees related activities as needed.

  • Leads and develops the team, coaching to build skills and ensuring consistent approaches to problem solving and policy implementation.

Who you are

  • 10-15 years working in a retail, textile or consumer product environment which includes working with government regulators; 5-7 years leadership experience.

  • Proven ability to determine and drive long-term compliance strategy for large consumer product corporations.

  • Demonstrated experience identifying key constituents of the retail industry such as service providers and peer groups to stay abreast of current and future regulations

  • Able to evaluate complex, diverse factors, resolve problems and form policy recommendations.

  • Bachelor’s degree in textiles, engineering or business administration preferred.

  • Ability to Travel (10%)

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.*
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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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