Director - Creative Operations + Integration

San Francisco, California, United States
27 Sep 2021
27 Feb 2022
About Athleta

For the past 22 years, we've committed ourselves and our brand to a single aim: to empower all women and girls. Inspiration. Collaboration. Connection. Inclusivity. It's what we do best, and we're on the hunt for people who share our passion for leading an active lifestyle, growing personally as well as professionally, and creating game-changing products and experiences.

We use business as a force for good by putting people and the planet right up there with profit, which is why Athleta is a certified B Corp. Ready to make a move? Join us. Because we know that alone we're strong, but together we're unstoppable.

About the Role

A leadership position that requires the individual to be a self-motivated, detail-oriented professional with exceptional strategic thinking, communication and technical skills. Position is Responsible for leading brand creative operations team, synchronizing activities across various brand functions to insure effective implementation of brand strategies and defining Athleta's integration points with other cross-functional partners and brand divisions. Additional responsibilities include development of processes and implementation of programs to insure delivery of brand creative strategic business plans. Individual must have strong project management skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously to ensure cross functional commitments are met.

What You'll Do

  • Facilitates brand Creative processes
  • Leads or partners with operations teams imbedded throughout the organization to integrate and optimize processes
  • Provide strategic thinking related to project content as well as providing process leadership
  • Responsible for partnering with other cross functional partners to develop creative operating calendar including all cross functional timelines necessary to run the creative process.
  • Provides direction and structure for creative operating functions
  • Develop and execute creative meetings by partnering with cross functional teams (including merchandising, marketing, events, and visual) to influence decision- making, gain team alignment and to achieve on-time execution of business decisions
  • Determine opportunities with the current operating structure / processes and recommend ideas for improvement
  • Lead Creative Technology and Tools initiatives that support the creative team

Who You Are

  • Bachelor's degree in a business related field, MBA and / or consulting experience a plus
  • A minimum of 10-12 years of project management experience preferably in a multi-channel retail environment with experience including projects related to business growth and process improvement
  • Must be highly organized and have proven success rate in medium to large projects from inception through implementation, in roles of planner, developer, coordinator and execution
  • Proven strategic, analytical & creative thinking skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication and management skills
  • Proficient in MS Office Professional applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Publisher
  • Familiar with Smartsheet, Adobe In Design, Photo Shop, Illustrator and Adobe Experience Manager a plus

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Benefits at Athleta

  • 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.