Posted on: July 11, 2024 | Job#: R170970

Sr Manager, Global Water Stewardship

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 Manager, Global Water Stewardship supports the Global Sustainability function, all Brands, International Sourcing team, Strategy, and other cross-functional partners in leading the key work streams in the Water Stewardship Program, focused on the Company’s largest environmental material risks – water and climate resilience. The Senior Manager sets the vision and strategy for Gap Inc.’s Water stewardship program globally, including water use within our broad operations and supply chain, as well as in the communities in which we operate. This includes operationalizing the 2030 Water Strategy, with a focus on reducing the water footprint in manufacturing apparel across the supply chain, replenishing water to nature and communities in priority high-water-stressed regions, and improving access to clean water and sanitation for communities touched by the apparel industry.

This position will lead in developing, scoping, and launching strategic initiatives and alliances. The Global Water Stewardship Sr. Manager will support a team in the development, management, and programmatic efforts to reduce the use of water in product development and manufacturing and support social and environmental investment opportunities to replenish water to nature and provide safe access to clean water.

What You'll Do

  • Provide clear leadership and direction for the Global Water Stewardship Team, in strategy development, project management, developing work plans, coordinating with project teams, developing regular meeting agendas, and ensuring teams are meeting goals and deadlines.
  • Manage one direct report and collaborate frequently with global cross-functional team members.
  • Manage complex global nonprofit partnerships and engagement in collective action initiatives.
  • Build Gap Inc.’s external credibility as a water leader among a growing list of external stakeholders including presenting to internal and external audiences.
  • Integrate climate resiliency and co-benefits for nature, biodiversity, soil health, women’s empowerment, environmental justice, and farmer livelihoods into 2030 Water strategy.
  • Stay abreast of water stewardship, climate resilience, and strategic best practices and innovative ideas from within and outside the apparel retail industry.
  • Lead the Global Water Stewardship team in managing pilot projects and brand initiatives.
  • Integrate the water stewardship vision and strategy into Gap Inc. functions and Brands.
  • Coordinate and support marketing and communications efforts related to water stewardship initiatives and strategic alliances.
  • Set, track, and manage budget related to program priorities.

Who You Are

  • Demonstrated Team Leadership
  • Vision and Strategy setting and execution with ability to influence and collaborate
  • Ability to engage external stakeholders and represent Gap Inc. as a leader in Water Stewardship
  • Knowledge and understanding of Water stewardship
  • Knowledge of sustainability issues, trends, and risks
  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated project management experience, with ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously under tight timelines
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Proven ability to work across geographies and cultures. Ability to adapt style to a variety of cultural perspectives
  • General understanding of the retail industry, specifically as it relates to social and environmental impact, sourcing, and the apparel manufacturing industry
  • Strong oral, written and formal presentation skills, including ability to communicate complex ideas in a clear and concise manner
  • Attention to detail while effectively overseeing multiple demands and competing priorities
  • Open availability and flexibility to work according to the needs of the business
  • Proficient in use of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

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: $140,700 - $186,400 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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