Sourcing Merchandiser

Recruiter
Old Navy
Location
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Posted
21 May 2022
Closes
01 Jul 2022
Ref
R41432
Level
Manager
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 development process and strategy execution for the assigned fabric/product departments. You will also be responsible to execute the overall country and mill/vendor strategy for the department in partnership with the relevant internal teams.

What You'll Do

  • Manage the fabric / product / vendor development process (P2M) in a timely manner (development sampling, initial costs, negotiation/ production & capacity planning to meets the design aesthetic as well as commercially acceptable quality standards)
  • Manage relationships with mills/vendors and support vendor allocation & aggregated costing along with overall capacity planning aligned to the cost targets to drive competitive advantage
  • Partner with mills/vendors to drive innovation initiatives and superior quality while resolving any fabric/product and quality issues pro actively
  • Onboard new mills/vendors and provide training to existing mills/vendors along with supporting the evaluation process
  • Look for opportunities for continuous improvement in fabric/product/vendor development, process management and overall sourcing procedures
  • Able to communicate difficult concepts in a simple manner
  • Participate in projects and assignments of diverse scope


Who You Are

  • Experience and knowledge of work specific to global fabric/product/vendor development and understands design, merchandising, and global sourcing landscape
  • Ability to drive results through planning and prioritizing along with influencing others and providing recommendations & solutions
  • Present problem analysis and recommended solutions in a creative and logical manner

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.