Sr. Manager, Global Water Stewardship

Gap Inc.
San Francisco, California, United States
09 Mar 2022
02 Jun 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

The Global Water Stewardship & Alliances Sr. Manager supports the Environmental, Social, and Governance Function, Brands, Gap International Sourcing, Strategy, and other cross-functional partners in leading the key work streams in the Water Stewardship Program, focused on the Company's largest environmental material risks - water and climate resilience. . The Sr. Manager sets the vision and strategy for Gap Inc.'s Water stewardship program globally, including water use within our broad operations and supply chain, as well as in the communities in which we operate. This includes guidance of one of Gap Inc.'s hallmark programs, the Women and Water Alliance, and leading the evolution of Gap Inc's new Water for All strategy and Gap Brand's new signature program focused on water. With a goal of providing safe access to clean water for women in the communities where we do business, positioning the company to increase our global footprint and lead across industry in climate and water resilience, and continue to make a positive impact across villages and communities globally through strategic partnerships.

This position will lead in defining, innovating, embedding, and developing strategic initiatives and alliances. The Global Water Stewardship & Alliances Sr. Manager will support a team in the development, management and programmatic efforts to reduce the use of water in product development and manufacturing and support social investment opportunities to provide safe access to clean water.

What You'll Do

  • Leading the Global Water Stewardship & Alliance Team, in strategy development, project management, developing work plans, coordinating with project teams, developing regular meeting agendas and ensuring teams are meeting goals and deadlines.
  • The team currently consists of 2 direct reports plus 2 full time contractors.
  • Managing nonprofit partnership with six organizations (30 people).
  • Building Gap Inc.'s external credibility as a water leader among a growing list of external stakeholders including presenting to internal and external audiences.
  • Integrating climate resiliency into Water for All strategy.
  • Staying abreast of water stewardship, climate resilience, and strategic best practices and innovative ideas from within and outside the apparel retail industry.
  • Lead the Global Water Stewardship & Alliances team in managing pilot projects and Brand initiatives.
  • Integrate water stewardship vision and strategy into Gap Inc. functions and Brands, including leading development of Gap Brand's new signature program.
  • Coordinate with and support marketing and communications efforts related to water stewardship initiatives and strategic alliances.
  • Set, track and manage budget related to program priorities.

Who You Are

Knowledge, skills & abilities:
  • Team Leadership
  • Influence and collaborate
  • Vision and Strategy setting and execution
  • Ability to engage external stakeholders and represent Gap Inc. as a leader in Water Stewardship
  • Water stewardship knowledge and understanding
  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously under minimal supervision
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Proven ability to work across geographies and cultures
  • Knowledge of sustainability issues, trends and risks
  • General understanding of the retail industry, specifically as it relates to social and environmental impact, sourcing and the apparel manufacturing industry
  • Good oral, written and formal presentation skills, including ability to communicate complex ideas in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to work to tight timelines
  • Attention to detail while effectively handling multiple demands and competing priorities
  • Ability to adapt style to a variety of cultural perspectives
  • Open availability and flexibility to work according to the needs of the business
  • Proficient in use of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Minimum experience:
  • 10 years' experience in related field and/or organization including at least 2 years in a supervisory role.

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.*
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*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 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.