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Category Manager II - Strategic Sourcing - Windows & In-Store, Direct Mail, Catalog

Gap Inc.
San Francisco, California, United States of America
Closing date
14 Jan 2022

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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

The Category Manager II of Strategic Sourcing drives competitive advantage and value creation for sourcing initiatives they manage. The Category Manager II will have the opportunity to manage categories for Windows & In-store, Direct Mail and Catalog across our portfolio of brands (Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic and Athleta). They will manage all aspects of negotiating contract terms and pricing, as well as conducting spend and data analysis, ensuring process and policy compliance, performing market research, and facilitating ongoing supplier relationship management, category management and business engagement. The Category Manager II will own planning, implementation, and execution of sourcing strategy for specific categories. They will be responsible for developing and maintaining effective partnerships with business partners at various levels.

What You'll Do

  • Create and Execute sourcing strategies through strong technical/functional knowledge, in support of the business' short-term and long-term plans. Has deep understanding of key strategic sourcing functions (RFX's supplier selection, market
  • Achieve defined category performance targets; hold suppliers accountable to performance agreements and implement course corrections and mitigation strategies as needed
  • Build and strengthen strategic relationships: successfully partner across functions and levels with internal stakeholders, external suppliers, Legal, Finance, GapTech and Brands to drive results and influence change
  • Leverage strong influencing skillsto define Strategic Sourcing's role and align objectives and targets with business partners, including senior leadership
  • Continue to develop category knowledge and regularly leverage industry experts, associations, peers and stakeholders to identify and benchmark best practices
  • Balance speed and criticality with cost savings and ROI in negotiations
  • intelligence, business partner engagement, contract management, negotiations, SRM, etc.)

Who You Are

  • Business Acumen: category expertise in sourcing complex categories. Print expertise a plus. Retail knowledge also a plus.
  • Strategic Orientation: experience leveraging business acumen, market intelligence, and insight to influence and drive strategic impact in complex categories. Proven ability to assess and adapt to dynamic business environment
  • Sourcing Capability: manage, plan, and execute complex, global categories to drive short and long-term results through category strategies, leveraging in-depth market knowledge, collaboration and influencing at all levels of a global organization. Excellent planning and prioritization skills with ability to adapt to change quickly
  • Personal Leadership: demonstrated executive presence, presentation, influencing, and collaboration across a leadership team.
  • Change Leadership: experience leading without authority to influence others and drive decision-making
  • Experience: 6+ years professional experience in management consulting, strategic sourcing, or supply chain, and leading negotiations.
  • Education: Bachelor's degree in business administration, supply chain management, or related discipline; MBA or advanced degree preferred

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.


Doris and Don Fisher opened the first Gap store in 1969 with a simple idea — to make it easier to find a pair of jeans and a commitment to do more. Over the last 46 years, the company has grown from a single store to a global fashion business with five brands — Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta and Intermix.

Gap's clothes are available in 90 countries worldwide through 3,300 company-operated stores, almost 400 franchise stores, and e-commerce sites and is still growing.

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