Posted on: July 6, 2021 | Job#: 366817

Manager of Labor Strategy, BR Field Finance

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

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About Banana Republic

Banana Republic was founded with an explorer’s spirit and a desire to venture to new places, beyond the boundaries of the everyday. Our clothing is designed for a life with no boundaries.

We travel near and far in search of the finest materials and fabric innovations to infuse style with substance, because we believe that what you wear should open a world of possibilities. And the people that make up Banana Republic share the same qualities as our brand: curious, connected, undaunted by boundaries. Sound like you? Join us for the adventure of what’s next. 

About the role

This highly visible position is responsible for managing store labor (the largest expense item on the brand’s P&L) for Banana Republic Specialty and Factory stores in North America. This includes managing 2 Sr Analysts (one for each channel) through traditional FP&A responsibilities of budget, forecast and close, as well as providing strategic and analytical support for various ad-hoc initiatives and proactively identifying opportunities along with recommendations. This position reports directly to the Director of the Field Finance team and frequently interacts with both headquarters and field upper leadership.

What you'll do

  • Lead direct reports to maintain a highly functioning team and support their development
  • Provide team with appropriate levels of direction, support, empowerment, development and recognition
  • Effectively manage Store Payroll and Benefits expenses for the fleet and own development and communication of monthly financial forecasts/close that accurately predict business performance and highlight key issues for management.
  • Oversee the development of the annual budget and long range plans for Store Payroll and Benefits that meet all FP&A requirements, are aligned with BR strategies, and incorporate input from key business partners.
  • Develop the strategy and provide the required analytical support to recommend new and different ways of managing labor in a constantly changing business environment.
  • Partner with various field and HQ business partners to support, analyze and pilot various labor related initiatives.
  • Identify key drivers of risk and opportunity and proactively investigate and develop recommendations to mitigate risk or capture opportunities.
  • Completely understand and manage the labor model; ensuring it has the highest level of data integrity (e.g. store attributes, time standards, weekly forecast and budget data inputs).

Who you are

  • Must have strong technical skills and the ability to learn, troubleshoot and own/manage highly complicated models. Must be extremely proficient in Excel and Essbase. Experience with Gap Inc. data sources a plus. Strong technical aptitude including the ability to learn company systems and tools.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting or equivalent required. MBA a plus.
  • 3-5 years of retail Finance and/or Operations experience required.
  • Desire to provide excellent customer service.
  • Proven ability to drive results.
  • Proven ability to build relationships, influence decisions and work collaboratively with functional partners
  • Ability to understand broad business issues while completing detailed project work
  • Passion, energy and enthusiasm to drive results with a team-oriented approach
  • Ability to work independently and/or collaboratively with other groups, as necessary
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and adapt to a changing and fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks/projects, to prioritize, and adapt to a changing, fast paced environment.
  • Must be highly detail oriented with strong organizational, analytical and problem solving skills. Must have the ability to synthesize large amounts of data into a cohesive framework.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with proven ability to interact with all levels of management.

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Benefits at Banana Republic

  • 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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