Merchandise Manager, Collaborations

Recruiter
Athleta
Location
San Francisco, California, United States
Posted
18 May 2022
Closes
29 May 2022
Ref
R41199
Level
Manager
About Athleta

For the past 22 years, we've committed ourselves and our brand to a single aim: to empower all women and girls. Inspiration. Collaboration. Connection. Inclusivity. It's what we do best, and we're on the hunt for people who share our passion for leading an active lifestyle, growing personally as well as professionally, and creating game-changing products and experiences.

We use business as a force for good by putting people and the planet right up there with profit, which is why Athleta is a certified B Corp. Ready to make a move? Join us. Because we know that alone we're strong, but together we're unstoppable.

About the Role

In this role, you will develop, execute and drive inclusive merchandise strategies that delight the customer while meeting or exceeding the financial goals of the business. As the commercial backbone of the product development process, you will work closely with your cross functional partners using customer insights, market data and business performance to bring great products to market that amaze and delight our customers. You will own the product-level P and L, drive results and closely monitor the health of your categories ensuring product and assortments are commercially-viable and drive profitable growth. You are customer curious and put the customer at the forefront of every idea, decision and interaction, with empathy of their experiences.

What You'll Do

  • Enforce and drive merchandise assortments that meet global, digital and regional customer needs aligned to the overall department strategy, resulting in increased earnings
  • Collaborate with Design and Production partners on product strategies and requirements to ensure customer needs are met, AUC profitability and speed to market while keeping a customer inclusivity and belonging lens
  • Partner with Inventory Management on seasonal investment strategy by market to ensure big ideas and growth drivers are protected
  • Forecast business opportunities and risks in season through analyzing and interpreting sales performance by gathering marketplace information
  • 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

  • Strong strategic and analytical ability
  • Driven for results with strong financial acumen
  • Excellent verbal and written ability; Adept at presenting information and storytelling
  • Ability to align with, collaborate and influence cross functional partners and peers


Benefits at Athleta

  • 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.