Vice President Finance, Franchise, Strategic Alliances, and Licensing

Recruiter
Gap Inc.
Location
San Francisco, California, United States
Posted
22 Apr 2022
Closes
01 Aug 2022
Ref
R38799
Function
Finance
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

As a key member of the Gap Inc. Finance Leadership Team and critical business partner to the FSAL Leadership team, the FSAL Vice President of FP&A is responsible for end-to-end financial planning and management, overseeing the development of the long-range plan, budgeting, and in-season forecasting for the FSAL business, Accounts Receivable and Credit management, and Japan. Reporting to the SVP and CFO of Gap, this position is responsible for FSAL FP&A, Control, A/R & Credit, overseeing all aspects of Japan Finance. This role will have key influence in crafting and executing the plans to more than double FSAL sales over the next three years.

This position is eligible to be remote.

This role is based out of the San Francisco office and requires you to be in the
office on an occasional basis for critical in-person meetings and/or job duties that cannot be performed remotely. Pursuant to Gap Inc.'s policy, as of September 7, 2021, all employees who wish to enter Gap Inc.'s San Francisco Bay Area, New York, and Albuquerque office buildings will need to be vaccinated, unless an exemption from the vaccine requirement is approved due to an accommodation for a disability or for a sincerely held religious belief.

What You'll Do

Job Requirements:

•Develop and maintain the financial long-range plans for Franchise, Licensing, Strategic Alliances and Japan, incorporating the impact of key brand and corporate strategies to create a financial roadmap that meets strategic objectives and delivers shareholder value.

•Lead the teams responsible for the annual budget process for FSAL and Japan, partnering with Brand and Corporate Functions to achieve the financial objectives for FSAL, Japan and the brands.

•Construct the financial forecast, identifying key business trends, drivers of performance, risks and opportunities. Recommend actions to improve results and mitigate risks, and proactively communicate them to senior management.

•Drive focus on stakeholders (customers, partners and competitors) throughout the Finance and Leadership Teams. Foster an entrepreneurial mind-set and decision support capabilities focused on performance improvement and problem solving

•Develop and maintain effective relationships with divisional and functional counterparts to leverage synergies and collaboration, understand potential issues and mobilize against opportunities

•Partner with the FSAL LT to deliver profitable growth in Franchise, Licensing and Japan, and to launch a large and profitable North America Wholesale business.

•Support the Sr Director of Finance in Japan to build and deliver a profitable Long-Range Plan for that region, including oversight for FP&A, Company Planning, Real Estate, Accounting, Control, Tax, and Treasury.

•Manage the team responsible for FSAL Accounts Receivable and Credit Management to meet financial metrics, mitigate risks, and support significant business and partner growth.

•Evaluate brand real estate strategies and projects as well as other capital investments, provide recommendations on investment decisions, and ensure projects deliver or exceed expected results.

•Oversee development of presentations for the Board of Directors and Brand Management Team

•Continuously streamline processes to ensure efficient workflow

•Ensure that effective internal controls are in place and ensure compliance

Who You Are:

•10-15+ years of financial experience, retail experience preferred

•BS/BA Required; MBA or CPA preferred

•Proven ability to collaborate and influence a leadership team and cross functional partners to develop and execute business strategies and initiatives.

•Experienced in developing solutions to create value, drive growth, and improve profitability

•Ability to interpret and synthesize data into intelligent business decisions; ability to clearly communicate complex ideas

•Ability to staff, motivate and lead high performance, remote Finance teams; ability to create a culture of decision support, customer service, and results orientation.

Who You Are

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.*
  • See more of the benefits we offer.

*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.