Posted on: July 14, 2022 | Job#: R45362

Sr. Director Product to Market Lead

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

The Sr Director of Product to Market is responsible for the formulation and implementation of product creation priorities and objectives that streamline and operationalizes the end-to-end process of product creation – including strategic and financial planning, product development and adoption, and engagement with customers on-line and in stores. This leader will lead and direct P2M calendar definition, management, and optimization, engaging cross functional teams. In this role you support cross functional teams in delivering large-scale initiatives that are enabled by Product to Market processes

This role is responsible for driving a holistic view and continued transformation of the end-to-end product creation process for Old Navy. This role will have a matrixed operations view that can drive effectiveness and efficiency of our product creation processes to fruition. You will serve as trusted advisor to the Old Navy functional leaders and senior leadership to create synergy within the business.

What You'll Do

  • Lead Old Navy’s Product to Market (P2M) strategy across multiple functions (including Planning, Production, Design, Merchandising, Inventory Management, Marketing, On-Line, Store Operations).
  • Build and strengthen strategic relationships and successfully partner across varied functions and levels with senior internal stakeholders to drive results and influence change.
  • Collaborate with, influence, and is a thought partner to functional partners to identify, design and operationalize initiatives that optimize product creation processes.
  • Identify and implement priorities and programs to create value in the P2M ecosystem, focusing on, simplification, eliminating redundant, non-value add work and streamlining processes.
  • Drive the development and implementation of operating methods and procedures to eliminate bottlenecks, problems, and improve product quality
  • Align the brand on key P2M calendar milestones, engaging internally and externally for opportunities to optimize and streamline.
  • Conduct capacity and resource planning for established priorities, schedules and timelines
  • Ensure the effective executive of key P2M calendar activities
  • Establishes a culture of continuous improvement to optimize P2M processes
  • Leads and coordinates project management of P2M initiatives; drive alignment as necessary among cross functional teams. 
  • Ensures merchandising and operational requirements are met and production processes and objectives are executed in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for communications, project documentation, change management, and status monitoring to ensure consistent adherence to defined processes, leveraging metricseporting to identify areas of risk. 
  • Continuous focus on reducing complexity, leading change, and identifying new capabilities to improve the P2M process
  • Influences cross functional leaders and teams in executing P2M operations and strategies

Who You Are

  • 15+ years of experience including significant apparel merchandising, product development, and/or production experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA or other graduate degree focused on preferred
  • Thrives in a highly collaborative environment, working with diverse cultures, and influencing people
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong project management and communication skills as well as ability to work successfully with peers, teams, and executives in a matrixed organization
  • Strong change management, strategy and operational experience
  • Strong oral, written and formal presentation skills including the ability to communicate complex ideas in a simple way
  • Strong interpersonal skills, works well as a part of a cross-functional team and is able to influence and interact at all levels of the organization
  • Advanced analytical skills to support the analysis and interpretation of sustainability impacts on businesses and value chains
  • Ability to work in and bring structure to ambiguous environments
  • Strong Knowledge of retail/apparel experience

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.*
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*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.

US Candidates – Non NYC
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Beginning December 27, 2021 the City of New York requires all employees in the City who work on site to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless an exemption from the vaccine requirement is approved due to an accommodation for a disability, a sincerely held religious belief or other legally protected basis (including status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking or sex offenses).


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