Posted on: March 25, 2022 | Job#: R32646

Project Manager, Employee Engagement & Field Events (Athleta)

Full time | One Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA, US 94105

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About Athleta

For the past 22 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 PM, Employee Engagement & Field Events is responsible for motivating and inspiring field teams through the creation and execution of engagement programs that support the employee experience including contests, rewards, and recognition programs for Athleta stores. This role also oversees all field events, conferences and virtual meetings to engage, develop, and build culture in the field.
This role will interact with cross functional and cross channel business partners to influence key business partners across all functions and channels and represents the voice of the field in all interaction.

What You'll Do

Builds strong cross-functional partnerships at all levels with Store Operations, Store Leadership Teams, Upper Field Leaders, Learning & Development (L&D), Communications and Human Resources amongst others. Represents Stores and Store Operations with other business partners; acts as an advocate for Stores.

  • Manage in store execution of employee initiatives through effective programs, tools and resources that are relevant, engaging and inspiring for field employees. This includes execution of community-based, volunteer initiatives in partnership with E&B and other HQ business partners.
  • Develop and influence Reward & Recognition programs through effective timelines, communication (includes execution of Gap Inc. Programs).
  • Accountable for the creation, design, and execution of employee contests and incentives programs
  • Partner and consult with L&D on any field employee training programs that tie back to performance (i.e. Associate Onboarding, Expert training).
  • Manage all aspects of field event production, inclusive of concepting, agenda creation, planning, logistics, budget management, platform/technology support & post event follow through activities
  • Collaborate with the Corporate Events Team on event planning execution (includes travel, budgets, logistics etc.) and L&D for content development
  • Solicit field feedback and collaborate with Field and HQ teams to determine opportunities for process improvement and potential solutions.
  • Oversee and execute all store communication for employee engagement initiatives and field events
  • Analyze competitors to enable best in class programs
  • Support other retail operations projects or brand specific strategic initiatives as needed

Who You Are

Key Experiences

  • Continuous Learning - articulates and embraces challenges; learns and seeks information to improve results
  • Innovation - demonstrates ability to effectively brainstorm and then implement new ideas and solutions with the team
  • Customer Impact – understands the stores and how they operate, as well as the employee experience and what motivates or inspires our internal teams (from Brand Associates to General Managers).
  • Champion Inclusion – builds and develops programs that celebrate the teams’ individuality, foster inclusivity and motivate all associates regardless of grade level.
  • Commercial Impact – understands the importance of achieving commercial and business goals and how competing initiatives and priorities can impact the effectiveness of each program.
  • Detail Orientated – demonstrates attention to detail in the creation of field communication and monitors implementation to ensure proper execution.
  • Self-Accountability – sets specific and measurable performance objectives and strives to demonstrate the Words to Live By to drive positive change & improvement  
  • Problem Solving – articulates successful response to challenging situations utilizing available knowledge while considering alternative solutions
  • Time Management – demonstrates ability to manage multiple tasks and projects, to prioritize and adapt appropriately and meet all target dates.
  • Ambiguity – adapts and continues to perform through change and ambiguity and actively asks for feedback
  • Strong proven track record of Project Management
  • Retail Stores experience preferred
  • Proficient in Excel, Word and PowerPoint

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. This year, we’ve been named as one of the Best Places to Work by the Human Rights Campaign for the seventeenth consecutive year and have been included in the 2021 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the fourth year in a row.

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