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Director Fabric Costing

Gap Inc.
New Delhi, India
Closing date
19 Oct 2022

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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

Director Material Costing will lead a team to drive Fabric Costing Strategy for the Brands ensuring competitive advantage and cost savings for Gap Inc. The role will be accountable and responsible for developing a fully transparent and scientific Costing framework / model to estimate fabric cost and work with the Material Management teams and Vendors to establish the process and drive change management across the supply chain. The role would need to liaison with R&D, Designers, Mill Management teams and Mills to scope, scale and embed the process. The role works in partnership with the technical lead to ensure commercial negotiations and decisions meet quality standards that we have and take advantage of cost engineering opportunities with our mills.

What You'll Do

  • Developing a fully Transparent and Scientific Costing Framework / Model to estimate fabric cost
  • Establish critical elements of cost component visibility and drive standardization
  • Explore and develop tools and systems required to sustain, scale, and audit the process
  • Create data base to run simulations based on macro impacts to commodity prices and effect on labor & utility cost due to inflation
  • Improve the AUC margin expectations through key levers of fabric strategy, fiber optimization, yarn / fabric platforming, digitalization of development and sampling
  • Work with the Mill Management team and develop a Global Mill network to support Brand and Category Strategy
  • Work with Mill Management teams to explore and develop Brand / Category strategy team to identify fabric platforming opportunities, negotiation strategy and recommendations on raw material commitments, pricing and hedging of commodities through supplier positions
  • Maintain a robust, brand appropriate base of mills that meet each brand's aesthetic needs while operating under the principles of creating leverage where possible
  • Build effective strategic relationships with leaders and successfully partners across Category with internal stakeholders, external suppliers, agencies and colleagues to drive the functional results
  • Developing technical skills of the team

Who You Are

  • Global Fabric Sourcing - Experience in driving Costing & Negotiation of fabric including sourcing and utilization of various materials.
  • Global Business Acumen - Experience in building a multiyear growth strategy in a materials function
  • Problem Solver - can proactively solve problems and effectively manage multiple challenges
  • Collaboration- Proven ability influencing and making decisions cross-functionally in a matrix environment where speed and cultural sensitivity is crucial.
  • Personal Leadership- demonstrated executive presence, presentation, influencing, and collaboration across a leadership team.
  • Change Leadership- experience leading with and without authority to influence others and drive decision-making
  • Talent Builder- proven track record of assessing, attracting, developing best-in-industry teams.
  • Experimentation - proven ability to gather and analyze data along with implementing learnings for future use

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 Humans Rights Campaign for the fourteenth consecutive year and have been included in the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the second year in a row. US Candidates - Non NYCPlease note that effective, June 30, 2022, Gap Inc. will no longer require any of its employees to wear face masks or require proof of COVID vaccination, unless required by local or state/provincial mandates or as part of Gap Inc's quarantine guidelines after being exposed to or testing positive for COVID. Therefore, please disregard any language in any job posting that refers to Gap Inc.'s face mask and proof of vaccination policy as said policy is no longer effective.US Candidates - NYCBeginning December 27, 2021 the City of New York requires all employees in the City who work on site to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless an exemption from the vaccine requirement is approved due to an accommodation for a disability, a sincerely held religious belief or other legally protected basis (including status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking or sex offenses).


Doris and Don Fisher opened the first Gap store in 1969 with a simple idea — to make it easier to find a pair of jeans and a commitment to do more. Over the last 46 years, the company has grown from a single store to a global fashion business with five brands — Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta and Intermix.

Gap's clothes are available in 90 countries worldwide through 3,300 company-operated stores, almost 400 franchise stores, and e-commerce sites and is still growing.

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