Director, Merchandise Sourcing (Fabric)

Old Navy
New Delhi, India
14 Apr 2022
08 Jun 2022
About Old Navy

Forget what you know about old-school industry rules. When you work at Old Navy, you're choosing a different path. From day one, we've been on a mission to democratize fashion and make shopping fun again. Our teams make style accessible to everyone, creating high-quality, must-have fashion essentials for the whole family, with love, season after season.

We opened our first store in 1994 in San Francisco and have been on a roll ever since. We cultivate a community of playful personalities that thrive in a fast-paced environment where our employees can be their most authentic selves. Here, we're family.

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

  • Lead the department to deliver the overall Fabric/Product strategy in order to meet the design aesthetic, commercially acceptable quality standards and optimal cost efficiencies
  • Lead the 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
  • Build organizational capability: Development of talent in line with strategy (org designesource planning, key roles filled with hi performing talent, ensure succession plans are in place, development of bench through hiring/development)
  • Maintain strategic alliances with mills/vendors while holding them accountable for their performance and capability development
  • Champion Brand culture/aesthetic to ensure that it is understood and followed in multiple locations; Partner with internal key stakeholders (US teams & Global Sourcing teams) and provide them with insights to drive market advantage
  • Collaborate and lead others in key initiatives and their implementation
  • Responsible for planning, budget, and end results; set policies and strategic direction for area/team

Who You Are

  • Experience in driving global fabric/product development and understands design, merchandising, and global sourcing landscape
  • Proven success in leading large cross category, cross functional, global teams (direct and dotted line reporting relationships) with 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
  • Evaluate sometimes complex situations using multiple sources of information (internal and external sources)
  • Able to filter, prioritize, analyze, and validate potentially complex in-depth understanding of concepts and procedures within own subject area and understanding of procedures and concepts in other areas

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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