Senior Sourcing Merchandiser, Franchise Strategic Alliances & Licensing

Recruiter
Gap Inc.
Location
New Delhi, India
Posted
11 May 2022
Closes
26 Jul 2022
Ref
R26938
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 Senior/Merchandiser, Product Development will be responsible for developing the garment samples for the assigned product / style while working closely with the Merchandising teams of the Vendors. As part of product development team s/he will also be providing support in identifying opportunities of cost saving, onboarding new vendors and executing the innovation agenda for the department in the assigned product.

What You'll Do

  • Manages vendor orders and relationships.
  • Maintains relationships and negotiation with new and current vendor
  • Responsible for product development and order placement in efficient and effective manner
  • Works with Technical, QA and Mill management team to ensure all commercial decision and standards are met
  • Supports category team in problem solving, information sharing and counter sourcing to support best placement plan
  • Downloads tech pack and BOM
  • Works with vendors for development sampling and initial costs
  • Manages counter costing; Handling samples; Tracking fit approvals; Tracking lab dips
  • Following up with vendor on system-updates
  • Manages wear-test samples and tailoring samples
  • Ensures Systems are updated with costs and details
  • Coordinates SO&A legacy ID communications for purchase order
  • Partners with brand Design, R&D and key suppliers to develop innovative and quality product
  • Partners with Mill management, QA and technical teams to resolve fabric or quality issues
  • Resolves issues within a timely manner while working to continuously improve and create internal and external processes and procedures


Who You Are

  • Merchandise Sourcing Knowledge - Experience in sample development and with offshore production exposure; in large-sized buying office or trading company
  • Planning & Influencing - proven experience in plan, prioritize and influence at all levels
  • Drive Results - ability to analyze situations and proactively suggest solutions to meet deliverables
  • Learning Agility & Experimentation - demonstrates eagerness to learn and explore new ways of approaching goals
  • Effective Communicator & Team Player - proven capability to communicate effectively, verbal and written


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.