Posted on: June 27, 2024 | Job#: R170224

Director, Growth & Operations

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


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About Athleta

For the past 25 years, we’ve committed ourselves and our brand to a single aim: to empower all women and girls. Inspiration. Collaboration. Connection. Inclusivity. It’s what we do best, and we’re on the hunt for people who share our passion for leading an active lifestyle, growing personally as well as professionally, and creating game-changing products and experiences. 

We use business as a force for good by putting people and the planet right up there with profit, which is why Athleta is a certified B Corp. Ready to make a move? Join us. Because we know that alone we’re strong, but together we’re unstoppable.

About the Role

The Operational Center of Excellence sits squarely at the intersection of today and tomorrow, focused on delivery of business and financial objectives, while also helping define and develop the strategic building blocks for future growth. Partnering closely with channel leads and cross-functional leaders, this role will enable and accelerate profitable growth.

What You'll Do

  • Own our Canada and Outlet businesses to deliver Budget financial goals,
  • Lead the evolution and execution of North America Real Estate Strategy threaded to Brand LRP and Budget,
  • Create and execute our 360 market strategy to win in key markets in collaboration with Marketing and Stores teams,
  • Partner with the Franchise team on existing International footprint and future expansion,
  • Partner on LRP process, threading Brand. Product, and Commercial needs together to define strategic and financial goals,
  • Support on storytelling and presentation needs for executive-level meetings including board, earnings, and ongoing business review meetings,
  • Lead team of two PMOs to support in execution of all strategic initiatives.  

Who You Are

  • Collaborative problem-solver and an execution driver who can balance strategy with thoughtful execution
  • A collaborative style of working and a growth mentality are must-haves
  • Reporting in through the CFO/COO, you will also play a significant role in providing insightful analysis to drive recommendations to the leadership team
  • Customer-first mindset in driving decision-making, while balancing financial goals and objectives; ability to manage to multiple stakeholders
  • Understanding of the levers and unlocks needed to run both digital and brick-and-mortar businesses, while maintaining an omni lens
  • Strong operational skills and curiosity on end-to-end customer journey to help drive efficiency
  • Strategically-inclined with the ability to understand and prioritize what matters in driving meaningful, sustainable growth
  • Strong financial acumen; understanding of full P&L and levers/trade-offs to drive profitable growth
  • Exceptional influencing skills and collaborative mindset

Benefits at Athleta

  • 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. In 2022, we were recognized by Forbes as one of the World's Best Employers and one of the Best Employers for Diversity.

Salary Range: $152,500 - $202,000 USD
Employee pay will vary based on factors such as qualifications, experience, skill level, competencies and work location. We will meet minimum wage or minimum of the pay range (whichever is higher) based on city, county and state requirements.

US Candidates
Please note that effective, June 30, 2022, Gap Inc. will no longer require any of its employees to wear face masks or require proof of COVID vaccination, unless required by local or state/provincial mandates or as part of Gap Inc’s quarantine guidelines after being exposed to or testing positive for COVID. Therefore, please disregard any language in any job posting that refers to Gap Inc.’s face mask and proof of vaccination policy as said policy is no longer effective.


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