Manager, Merchandise Sourcing (Knits)

Recruiter
Gap Inc.
Location
New Delhi, India
Posted
08 Jan 2022
Closes
25 Mar 2022
Ref
R24128
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

In this role, you will be accountable for the strategy execution and planning for the assigned fabric/product departments. You will also be responsible to lead the execution of the overall country and mill/vendor strategy for the department in partnership with the cross-functional teams. The main purpose of the role is leverage category/vendor expertise to enable brand strategies and growth plans while driving global sourcing strategy through vendor allocation (sample and bulk), capacity planning & AUC management and country / vendor / mill strategy for the responsible department(s).

What You'll Do

  • Manage the fabric / product / vendor development process (P2M) in a timely manner (development sampling, initial costs, negotiation/ production & capacity planning to meets the design aesthetic as well as commercially acceptable quality standards)
  • Manage seasonal global vendor evaluation & allocation, aggregated costing and overall capacity planning across geographies; Partner with the brand to develop supply chain to support on demand customer needs
  • Maintain strategic alliances with mills/vendors and champion Brand culture/aesthetic to ensure that it is understood and followed in multiple locations
  • Hold mills/vendors accountable for performance and pro actively resolve issues and escalations
  • Partner with mills/vendors to build vendor capability, drive continuous improvement & innovation initiatives to ensure market competitiveness
  • 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

  • Working knowledge of concepts and procedures specific to global fabric/product/vendor development and understands design, merchandising, and global sourcing landscape
  • Proven success in managing a team with a proven track record of assessing, attracting, developing best in industry teams
  • Ability to influence and make decisions cross functionally in a matrix environment (ensuring speed and cultural sensitivity); can proactively solve problems and effectively manage multiple challenges
  • Ability to assess relatively complex situations and analyze data to make judgments and recommend solutions


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 Human Rights Campaign for the seventeenth consecutive year and have been included in the 2021 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the fourth year in a row.