Manager, Inventory Strategy

Old Navy
San Francisco, California, United States
28 Mar 2021
28 Jul 2021
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 Old Navy Inventory Strategy team strives to make Old Navy Inventory Management best in class through innovation and global process optimization as great partners and functional experts. This role plays a crucial role in the transformation of our Inventory Management function and partners with IM leadership to drive change within the organization. The Manager of Inventory Strategy will focus on using data insights to deliver insightful change to IM, which includes partnering with Gap Inc analytic teams and strategy leads in Merchandising, Production, and Allocation to implement new ways of working. This includes owning analysis that drives operational insights, collaborating on working committees for new system implementations, and influencing partners at various levels in the organization. We are looking for a team member who is customer curious and embodies a
try fast, learn fast, think big mindset

What you'll do

  • Uses strategic and operational insights to assess inventory effectiveness

  • Connects advanced analytics into business processes

  • Expert in Inventory Management process, systems, and tools

  • Contributes to implementation of new systems and process and leads organization through change

  • Develops and implements plans to improve inventory effectiveness

  • Owns sustainability of capabilities that support the brand transformation goals

  • Leads continuous improvement initiatives for the Inventory Management function

  • Communicates issues and solutions to leadership, technical teams and impacted stakeholders

  • Proactively fosters brand and cross functional relationships

  • Influences Inventory Management leadership and cross-functional leadership

  • Collaborates with functional leaders and project working groups to find solutions, drive results, and gain buy in on analyses and process recommendations

Who you are

  • 3-5 years of experience in Inventory Management or Management Consulting

  • Experience in leading system / tool projects for a business is required

  • Background in planning or related function is preferred

  • Expert in Microsoft Excel and in retail analytics data models

  • Demonstrated technical knowledge of Old Navy Inventory Management applications (or equivalent)

  • Demonstrated strategic agility ability to anticipate and articulate future business needs and respond with the appropriate strategies

  • Experience leading and developing a team

  • Proven success with driving transformational changes

  • Project management and/or change management experience a plus

  • Bachelor's degree required, Advanced degree preferred

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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.