Divisional Merchandise Manager, PD - Knits

Recruiter
Gap Inc.
Location
New Delhi, India
Posted
17 Sep 2021
Closes
23 Oct 2021
Ref
5639
Level
Manager
About Gap Inc.

Our past is full of iconic moments - but our future is going to spark many more. Our brands - Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Athleta - have dressed people from all walks of life and all kinds of families, all over the world, for every occasion for more than 50 years.

But we're more than the clothes that we make. We know that business can and should be a force for good, and it's why we work hard to make product that makes people feel good, inside and out. It's why we're committed to giving back to the communities where we live and work. If you're one of the super-talented who thrive on change, aren't afraid to take risks and love to make a difference, come grow with us.

About the role

This position will be responsible and accountable for monitoring the entire product development pipeline from development through to order placement by driving product excellence in the delivery, quality, cost and service level agreement required of external and internal customers. S/he will also be responsible for product innovation and proposing cost saving opportunities that are aligned with sourcing and vendor strategies cascaded by Category Sourcing team. S/he will also be responsible for bringing in new vendors to support the delivery of our business strategy and growth plan.

What you will do

  • Manages garment and product development processes in a timely manner
  • Manages development sampling and initial costs
  • Ensures product execution meets the design aesthetic as well as commercially acceptable quality standards
  • Escalates quality issues to the Category Sourcing team
  • Works with vendors/tech team to ensure VDA for lab dips and ensure VDA for fits/sampling changes
  • Manage vendor relationship and new vendor on-boarding training
  • Manages vendor loading in capacity process
  • Monitors vendor performance and cost negotiation with vendors
  • Manages and facilitates major claim settlement between customers and suppliers
  • Executes the continuous improvement process for programs identified within his/her purview.
  • Manages, trains & and coaches the team to be customer-focused, innovative, fast and team-oriented in their work


Who you are

  • Merchandise Sourcing knowledge - Experience in sample development/production follow up and with direct factory production exposure; Good knowledge of construction and testing requirement
  • Customer Impact & Business Acumen - proven capability in understanding financial measurements and implications to product development. Ability to understand the target customer and knowledge of product trends
  • Planning & Execution - proven experience in plan, prioritize and adapt to change while achieving and maintaining results for multiple projects
  • Problem Solver & Drive Results - can see a problem from multiple angles and provide viable, innovative options for resolution; successfully lead complex negotiations
  • Talent Builder & Empowerment - experience in leading teams and developing talent
  • Excellent Communicator - proven capability to communicate and present effectively in adaption to the audience needs.


Benefits at Gap Inc.

  • One of the most competitive paid time off plans in the industry
  • Merchandise discount for our brand products at franchise stores and their websites
  • Comprehensive health coverage for employees, same-sex partners and their families
  • Health and wellness program: free annual health check-ups, fitness center and Employee Assistance Program
  • Comprehensive benefits to support the journey of parenthood
  • Retirement planning assistance
  • See more of the benefits we offer.

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.