Senior Manager, Operations Strategy

Gap Inc.
New Delhi, India
13 Apr 2022
03 Aug 2022
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

The role is responsible to develop robust and executable brand sourcing strategy (inclusive of vendor, mill, and production country) based on commodity and macro-economic drivers, evolving geo-political situation and brand long term needs of speed, cost, innovation and flexibility. Overall goal is to mitigate foreseeable risks in supply chain and reconfigure the supply chain for future business needs while working with product stakeholders.

What You'll Do

Risk mitigation plan
  • Develop comprehensive understanding of current supply chain risks
  • Build clear strategies to mitigate risks and align with business stakeholders on any business implications
  • Project manage operationalization of risk mitigation plans inclusive of COO shifts

Establish Supply Chains inline with business long term plans
  • Comprehensive COO, Vendor and Mill strategy to best fulfill business needs of cost, speed, flexibility and innovation
  • Build long term plans by key COOs and regions
  • Assess supply chain configuration to unlock speed and responsiveness
  • Plan and assess strategic investment / capabilities roadmaps

Strategic Cost Negotiations
  • Identify, Implement and track MOU opportunities inclusive of clear strategies to consider fixed costs vs indexing based on market situation
  • Manage RFPs in collaboration with business partners

Macro Factor Management
  • Track commodity market and analyze macro factors relevant to category on an ongoing basis
  • Establish seasonal Net Macro Guidance and multi- year cost projections

Support Corporate Initiatives
  • Support Gap Inc. sustainability initiatives (e.g. PACE, BCI, Water Savings)
  • PLM implementation

Who You Are

  • Educational Qualifications- Master's or Bachelor's degree in business administration, statistics, operation/supply-chain management, or related discipline
  • Business Acumen - solid experience in supply chain knowledge
  • Planning & Organizing - proven experience in planning, prioritizing and adapting to change while achieving and maintaining results for multiple projects
  • Business Performance Improvement - proven track record of improvement based on fact-based analysis or benchmarking
  • Excellent Communicator - proven capability to communicate and present effectively adapting to the audience needs.
  • Analytical Skills- Possess strong data analytical skills and ability to identify trends
  • Collaboration- Proven ability to influence and make decisions cross-functionally in a matrix environment where speed and cultural sensitivity is crucial.
  • Problem Solve & Drive results- proactively solve problems and effectively manage multiple challenges. Can see a problem from multiple angles and provide viable, innovative options for resolution
  • Resourcefulness - experience managing dynamic projects that require the ability to flex as obstacles are presented

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.