Posted on: May 13, 2024 | Job#: R144819

Sr. Director, Performance and Leadership Development

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

As Gap Inc. aims to fulfill our vision of being a house of iconic American brands, we have prioritized creating a culture that balances high-performance with well-being. Our Performance and Leadership function is critical to how we drive performance aligned to our purpose, mission, vision, and company values. This role plays a pivotal role in developing and implementing talent development solutions across Gap Inc. that reinforce our culture and drive business performance.

As the Sr. Director of Performance and Leadership Development, you will be
responsible for leading talent & leadership development for our workforce. You will be a thought leader ensuring internal programs are consistent with modern
research and practices, while simultaneously, overseeing day-to-day activities to
foster cross-functional collaboration with a diverse team of business leaders, HR
partners, and other business stakeholders to deliver results.

What You'll Do

Develop and implement talent development programs that balance innovation with
rigor – driving high-impact development for our employees at all career stages (i.e.,
hire-to-retire, early career through experienced executive).
Drive a high-performance culture that aligns Gap Inc’s purpose, mission, vision,
values (including Values-Based Leadership Behaviors) to end-to-end talent planning
and development activities – driving rigor for succession, pipeline development, and
development planning to meet accelerated talent demands.
Collaborative partner with HR partners and business leaders to design and
implement talent management/planning, talent development, and leadership
scorecards and dashboards to improve that speed and quality of talent decisions.
Engage and collaborate with cross-functional partners in Talent Acquisition and
Learning & Development to develop strategies to strengthen or fill gaps, as needed,
to ensure a ready now talent pipeline; identify and deploy appropriate retention
strategies to promote organizational stability.
Lead and develop a team of professionals to implement all Performance and
Leadership Development Objectives – enabling development and career growth for
team members

Who You Are

VALUES-BASED LEADER: Demonstrates alignment to Gap Inc’s purpose, mission,
vision, and values (including Values-Based Leadership Behaviors) and role models
leadership qualities and behaviors consistent with our culture

Gap Inc Company Value

PROGRAM LEADERSHIP: Demonstrated experience building or upgrading an
enterprise (end-to-end) talent/performance management system – philosophy,
strategy, initiatives, and cross-functional stakeholder manage
BUSINESS PARTNER: Demonstrated experience building coalitions of cross-
functional partners to effectively drive talent/performance management
CHANGE LEADERSHIP: Demonstrated experience leading change in a fast-paced,
matrixed organization. Encourages open dialogue, even when discussing difficult
topics. Demonstrates courage by addressing conflicts directly and constructively,
fostering a culture of transparency and trust within the team.
THOUGHT LEADERSHIP: Demonstrated knowledge of modern (innovative)
talent/performance research and practices – able to propose and implement
solutions that are relevant for Gap Inc. Proactively embraces challenges, seeks
continuous learning, and adapts to new ideas and approaches. Encourages a growth
mindset, culture of resilience and learning within the organization
HR LEADERSHIP: Demonstrated knowledge of HR disciplines – able build
alignment across HR (as needed) to implement talent/performance management
solutions. Actively promotes a diverse and inclusive workplace, ensuring that talent
and performance management practices consider the unique needs and
perspectives of all employees. Collaborates with HR teams to foster an equitable

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: $197,800 - $272,000 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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