Posted on: June 26, 2024 | Job#: R170464

Director, Procurement COE

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

Reporting to the Head of Procurement, the Director of Procurement Center of Excellence will be responsible for shaping the vision, strategy, and execution of procurement center of excellence initiatives across the organization. This role has a large focus on driving the function forward & supporting Gap Inc’s NextGen Procurement transformation, advancing cross-functional engagement, and serving in “look behind the horizon” capacity for the organization.

The Director will engage and establish strategic partnerships with leadership in varied functions to collaborate, influence, and proactively drive procurement influence and processes. The Director will focus on the development, implementation, and execution of sourcing strategies and processes across Indirect Procurement, to enable a competitive advantage and maximize the functional ROI for Gap Inc. The leader in this role will also be responsible for building the CEO team’s capabilities to enable continuous advancement of the procurement function at Gap Inc.

What You'll Do

  • Lead NextGen Procurement transformation program to advance function from execution focused to high-performing category management with consistent top value delivery across all spend categories to maximize functional ROI and deliver against the three-year roadmap. Set up and lead an integrated PMO.
  • Build out and grow core functional capabilities: of the Procurement Center of Excellence including category management framework, spend analytics, procurement operations and support, comprehensive communications planning and execution, market intelligence and insights, go-to-market strategies, events, e-Auctions, sustainability, and supplier diversity programs, learning and development of team members, and project planning and savings tracking.
  • Build and strengthen strategic relationships: successfully partner across functions (Transformation, Strategy, Operations, Finance, Shared Services, Legal, and ESG) and partner with senior internal stakeholders, external suppliers, and colleagues to drive results and facilitate complex change management across the enterprise.
  • Develop and maintain in-depth spend analytics, category segmentation and data cleansing to enable opportunity mining, category management and real-time predictive analysis. Implement and maintain up to date analytics tools and capabilities.
  • Define procurement performance targets: to help the team achieve value goals across overall balanced scorecard based on five value pillars: Profitability, Growth, Service, Supply Assurance and ESG.
  • Track overall Procurement savings and approvals: Conduct regular pipeline reviews with procurement leadership, category leads and business stakeholders. Report value capture across holistic KPI system, vetted and aligned with the Business outcomes.
  • Advance Long Range Planning (LRP) and Annual Operating Plans (AOP) with the focus on transformation, value capture, and innovation as the key strategic pillars.
  • Develop and roll out Supplier Management Program to advance strategic partnerships and unlock value-add. Design the necessary processes and source / implement system capabilities.
  • Develop Risk Management and BCP programs in partnership with Internal Audit. Design the necessary processes and source / implement system capabilities.
  • Oversee the procurement process and develop policies, identify opportunities for process streamlining and efficiency gains, ensuring compliance with company standards and regulatory requirements
  • Leverage strong influencing skills: balance speed, different priorities and urgency while proactively considering new alternatives and driving critical thinking to optimize results
  • Function as a change agent: champion change initiatives within the procurement function and promote adoptions of new tools, processed and methodologies
  • Build COE team: focusing on core capabilities and talent development

Who You Are

  • 10+ years of experience in Strategic Sourcing, Supplier Management, or Consulting, with at least 5 years in a leadership role.
  • Prior experience leading complex Procurement transformation initiatives in Fortune 500 companies with matrix organization. Prior management consulting experience is a plus.
  • Strategic Orientation: experience leveraging business acumen, market intelligence, and insight to drive broad strategic impact across a business.
  • Sourcing Capability: experience driving long-term results through category strategies, levering in-depth market knowledge, collaboration and influencing at all levels of a global organization.
  • Change Leadership: Experience leading with and without authority to influence others and drive decision-making. Always driven by questions what if? and why not? Six Sigma or similar certification is a plus.
  • Drive for Results: Demonstrated ability to effectively navigate and lead others in an ambiguous environment to achieve elevated levels of performance and deliver sustainable results to the organization.
  • Exceptional project and program management skills.
  • Visionary, curious, and collaborative mindset with excellent executive level communication and presentation skills.

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. 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: $170,900 - $226,400 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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