Manager, Cost Engineering

Gap Inc.
District 3, Vietnam
14 Jun 2022
16 Sep 2022
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

Support in setting strategic direction for costing to ensure the simplifying the costing process & getting costing transparency with supplier. He/she performs work and supports the Senior Manager / Director with the clear objective of setting up transparent costing with vendor & support in costing SMV negotiations & validation process.

What You'll Do

  • Simplifying the whole costing process & establishing transparent costing with suppliers
  • Improve the cost through key levers product strategy, man machine ratio, factory efficiency, labor cost and material optimization with the aim to deliver product value to the consumer.
  • Establish and continuously update SMV based library tools that enable transparent, fact-based costing with suppliers
  • Should establish SMV validation process to make sure SMV used in Production are in aligned with SMV used at costing stage
  • Establish an appropriate governance for cost validation through standardization, benchmarking
  • Supporting in creating factory level/country level cost competitive matrix.
  • Explore & develop new training tools and training materials for both Gap internal staffs & external vendors/factories.
  • Supports and tracks key factory productivity metrics by working with Manufacturing Excellence team
  • Explore & develop training materials for both Gap internal staffs & external vendors/factories.

Who You Are

Knowledge, skills & abilities:
  • Strong knowledge of apparel manufacturing
  • Should have strong understanding of Apparel constructions & he/she should be strong in SMV & must have a GSD certification
  • Knowledge of Marker making tools (CAD) systems are preferable
  • Strong knowledge of product cost drivers (i.e. Macro factors which drives the cost)
  • Ability to create reports, provide analysis and recommendations to improve productivity & efficiency
  • Communication skills- both written and verbal - English; local language is an added advantage
  • Strong negotiations skill, risk management and trouble shooting skills; works proactively

Minimum educational and experience
  • University graduate or degree in Industrial Engineering or Textile or Garment (Industry related) or equivalent work experience
  • 8-10 years' business experience with 3 years in management role in managing end to end costing
  • Staff management and supervising experience across broad geographical area.

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 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).