Category Manager II - Strategic Sourcing - Software

Recruiter
Gap Inc.
Location
Groveport, Ohio, United States
Posted
15 Oct 2021
Closes
04 Nov 2021
Ref
R10163
Level
Manager
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 teamis 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

In this role, you will partner with our brands & corporate functions across the globe, to continuously drive value across Non-Merchandise categories. You will establish, analyze, and refine the business's procurement strategy ensuring alignment with business goals. Make certain we Do The Right Thing as an organization by optimizing our purchasing power, building and maintaining strategic vendor relationships, and contract management.

What You'll Do

  • Drive cost optimization, excellence in sourcing capabilities and minimize risk
  • Facilitate contract negotiations/RFP process and category reviews
  • Establish and maintain effective business partnerships with vendors and functional areas to maximize financial strategy
  • Provide insight into industry trends, market intelligence, and supplier development
  • Responsible for quality of services and advice in meeting business partner needs
  • Responsible for end results of team and shares responsibility over resources, budget and adherence to policies


Who You Are

  • Ability to successfully partner across varied functions and levels with senior internal stakeholders, external suppliers, agencies and colleagues to drive results and influence change
  • Develop category knowledge and regularly leverage industry experts, associations, peers and stakeholders to identify and benchmark best practices
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills to influence egotiate the overall sourcing process
  • Ability to assess relatively complex situations and analyze data to make judgments and recommend solutions
  • Understanding of concepts and procedures specific to own subject area (add subject area here)


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. 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.