Account Planning Senior Planner- Strategic Aliances

Gap Inc.
London, United Kingdom
03 Dec 2021
10 Feb 2022
About Gap

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

The Account Planning team is responsible for the development, execution and communication of Franchise global top-down financial plans and strategies - owning sales, margin and inventory planning. The team develops preseason budgets/plans along with monthly forecasting targets to drive profitable in-season management for the entire Franchise portfolio across all brands, channels and regions.

What You'll Do

  • Preseason, formulate top-down account level retail sales/wholesale buy targets and strategies for annual budgets and quarterly plans
  • Approve and create new store sales and comp stores sales plans
  • Inseason, reforecast sales plans and identify risk/opportunities to plans; collaborate with cross functional teams to develop action plans to achieve financial goals
  • Analyze and provide feedback on country and store level performance, as well as season code performance
  • Manage roll up of multiple brands and countries
  • Collaborate with peers and Franchise leaders to ensure consistency of information, share best-practices, and develop systems knowledge

Who You Are

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent preferred
  • 5-7 years' experience in planning or finance required
  • Management experience preferred
  • Experience with wholesale/franchise business a plus
  • Possess a clear understanding of financial metrics and levers, including sales, comp levers, gross margin, and inventory metrics
  • Ability to problem solve independently and develop strong partnerships with business partners across the globe; thrives in a dynamic environment with a high degree of ambiguity
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills are required (particularly in Excel where index match and lookups will be used extensively)
  • Attending late night or early morning calls as required
  • Language Skills - Spanish desirable but not essential

Benefits at Gap

  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Gap, 30% off at Gap Outlet, and the ability to purchase discounted merchandise during international travel at Banana Republic, Athleta, Intermix and Old Navy.
  • Pension schemes available, depending on role.
  • Market-leading private medical healthcare and well-being programme.*
  • Voluntary medical cash plan open to all employees.
  • Performance-related discretionary bonuses.*
  • Access to our Employee Support Programme for overall well-being.

*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.

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