Posted on: January 10, 2022 | Job#: R23338

Assistant Production Manager

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

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About Old Navy

Forget what you know about old-school industry rules. When you work at Old Navy, you’re choosing a different path. From day one, we’ve been on a mission to democratize fashion and make shopping fun again. Our teams make style accessible to everyone, creating high-quality, must-have fashion essentials for the whole family, with love, season after season. 

We opened our first store in 1994 in San Francisco and have been on a roll ever since. We cultivate a community of playful personalities that thrive in a fast-paced environment where our employees can be their most authentic selves. Here, we’re family.

About the Role

What You'll Do

In this role, you are accountable for supporting the ideation, development, implementation and execution of the Gap Inc production and vendor capability strategy, delivering value through effectively balancing speed, innovation, quality, and cost. You will be able to operate in a highly matrixed global organization, working collaboratively with the cross functional team (Design, Merchandising, Tech Design, Quality Assurance, Sustainability, Fabric Research and Development and Global Sourcing). You will be able to execute, with strong attention to detail and business acumen, ensuring product flows through the pipeline and meets key milestones to meet product to market (P2M) demands.

  • Create seasonal strategies to limit our exposure to buying fabrics pre line adoption
  • Execute a vendor engagement strategy across divisions and categories for both seasonal and fast pipelines
  • Ensure product availability for seasonal and fast pipelines at the product category level
  • Hindsight Fabric Platform, Rapid Response and Placeholder effectiveness in order to utilize the best strategies for the department
  • Support financial construct for the season, partnering with Product Development, Merchandising and IM to achieve financial goals
  • Examine final order placement
  • Develop action plans for post-placement open issues
  • Facilitate weekly production update with cross-functional team
  • Partner with sourcing channels and internal cross-functional teams to manage calendar adherence
  • Provide technical manufacturing expertise to internal teams
  • Analyze large sets of data to be able to present findings and recommendations to cross functional teams
  • Support investigation in-season quality issues and, in partnership with Product Development Manager, drive to resolution
  • Minimize liabilities by developing solutions and presenting recommendations to cross-functional team
  • Review Open To Buy issues identified by merchandising and execute an action plan to achieve financial goals with manager input
  • Execute Vendor Management Inventory (VMI), rapid response (RR), delayed booking (DB) and monthly booking (MB) initiatives to react to sales trends
  • Prepare and execute Placeholder, chase and/or fast track strategies
  • Review and hindsight product placement each season to incorporate learnings in future seasonal sampling recommendations

Who You Are

  • Develop the analytic process required to optimize post Line Adoption
  • Adapt team priorities to respond to customer and business partner needs
  • Provide front line supervision to an operational, service, or administrative team
  • 2-4 years production experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • Knowledge of Manufacturing – trade regulations, testing protocol, product integrity
  • Knowledge of Garment production – production cycle timeline, fabric, and garment construction
  • Computer skills: Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Access, web-based applications
  • Effectively communicate in written and verbal form
  • Detail oriented with strong follow through
  • Have a sense of urgency in managing time and accomplishing tasks
  • Demonstrate proactive problem solving skills
  • Use basic retail math needed to determine costs, margins and turn
  • Participate in a cooperative team environment that promotes high performance standards and attainment of goals
  • Make effective presentations
  • Emphasis on driving and influencing business processes

Benefits at Old Navy

  • 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 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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