Strategic Assistant to Executive Vice President, Global Sourcing

Gap Inc.
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
14 Jan 2022
22 Mar 2022
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

This is a great opportunity for an experienced, organized, detail-oriented self-starter with a great attitude. This role will act as the right hand person and manage and support the daily workflow of the Executive Vice President, Global Sourcing at Gap Inc. This person should be able to increase effectiveness and efficiency of the EVP. The candidate must be enthusiastic, flexible, well-organized and a team player with strong interpersonal and oral and written communication skills. Should have the ability to operate well in a fast paced, ever-changing environment. Must possess the ability to switch priorities in a given moment, while maintaining grace under pressure.

What You'll Do

  • Serve as a trusted partner, maintaining confidentiality and professionalism in all situations.
  • Partner and collaborate with peers and direct reports of the EVP to manage cross-functional initiatives from conception to completion.
  • Organize, prioritize and coordinate multiple work activities with the ability to meet critical deadlines. Providing awareness of critical issues confronting projects/ initiatives and of the action plans for addressing those issues.
  • Effective time management, advanced planning and preparation of leadership team meetings, including but not limited to global townhall meetings, off- sites, vendor webinars, one-on-one meetings, etc.
  • Project management as needed. Coordination/orchestration of projects or initiatives directly involving the senior stakeholders inside and outside the company.
  • Event management - organization of quarterly meetings, company events, off-sites, webinars, summits etc.
  • Effectively interface with employees within Gap Inc., senior executives in the Corporate office and fashion brands and the executive network outside the company
  • Creation and edition of document (word, excel, powerpoint) and visualization materials to support the EVP across the full spectrum of his work
  • Use initiative and judgment within established guidelines.
  • Continuously identify ways to improve the operational workflow and drive process improvements.
  • Manage all executive correspondence; directing or responding to customer, vendor and employee communication.
  • Expense management duties.
  • Oversee department budget.
  • Global travel arrangement as needed.
  • Other administrative duties as requested.

Who You Are

  • MBA preferred, work experience preferably in Retail +/or fast-paced industry.
  • Strategic Agility: See ahead clearly and can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately
  • Financial Business Acumen: Knowledge and understanding of financial touch points and strong financial business acumen.
  • Results Orientation: Deliver beyond expectations and set new and stretching goals for him/herself.
  • Process Management: Can identify and articulate the processes necessary to get things down efficiently and effectively; Planning & Priority Setting: Demonstrate an ability to set objectives and goals and organize work appropriately to meet and exceed goals, possess strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Problem Solving & Decision Quality: Able to use rigorous logic and methods to solve problems with effective solutions; Risk Management: Ability to think ahead and catch problems before they arise.
  • Organizational Savvy: Able to build constructive and effective relationships and use them to maneuver through complex situations.
  • Influencing & Negotiation: Can present ideas that lead others to action, demonstrate strong listening, written and oral communication skills.
  • High attention to detail, organization and process.
  • High level of confidentiality, discernment and judgment.
  • Ability to be flexible in response to changing priorities and needs.
  • Staying abreast of new technologies, passionate about new tools and new way of working. Strong computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office: Outlook, Word, Excel, PPT and any other digital tools)

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.

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