Senior Manager, Buying, Home & New Businesses

Location
San Francisco, California, United States
Posted
15 Jun 2022
Closes
09 Aug 2022
Ref
R43572
About Banana Republic

Banana Republic was founded with an explorer's spirit and a desire to venture to new places, beyond the boundaries of the everyday. Our clothing is designed for a life with no boundaries.

We travel near and far in search of the finest materials and fabric innovations to infuse style with substance, because we believe that what you wear should open a world of possibilities. And the people that make up Banana Republic share the same qualities as our brand: curious, connected, undaunted by boundaries. Sound like you? Join us for the adventure of what's next.

About the Role

In this role, you will act as a true business owner possessing deep knowledge and expertise of your department and channel. You try fast, learn fast and think big and drive toward solutions with speed, conviction and a blue sky mentality. You will assort a commercially viable line of products, building sales and inventory plans that drive sales and margin growth. You will partner closely with the global merchandising team to ensure that your market needs are embedded in the global product strategy. Owning the product lifecycle from end to end, you are responsible for the proper flow of inventory and, on weekly basis, using marketing intelligence and data on sales performance, will respond to future seasons with robust actions to drive and exceed future sales expectations.

This role is located in the 2 Folsom office and requires you to be in the office on a regular basis. Pursuant to Gap Inc.'s policy, as of September 7, 2021, all employees who wish to enter Gap Inc.'s San Francisco Bay Area, New York, and Albuquerque office buildings will need to be vaccinated, unless an exemption from the vaccine requirement is approved due to an accommodation for a disability or for a sincerely held religious belief.

What You'll Do

  • Develop and execute department and class level plans that support market/division strategy including pre season style plan and recommendations for investment quantities that support the commercial plan and financial goals
  • Assort product based on market specific seasonality, sales trends and opportunities for growth; Drive pricing strategy for in season business through weekly promotion markdown changes
  • Identify product trends, historical sales data, competitive set data to inform in season and future product strategies
  • Examine and report out on current business results and create actionable business strategies to respond to changing business
  • Build cross functional partnerships and consensus
  • Influence strategy for area/team


Who You Are

  • Ability to evaluate financial and business indicators and translate data into actionable information to drive results; proficiency in retail math
  • Strong ability to apply logic to solve problems and generate effective solutions; able to leverage quantities and qualitative data to make business decisions and take smart risks
  • Able to build collaborative cross functional partnerships and present information in a compelling influential manner in group and one on one settings
  • Proficient in Excel; demonstrated aptitude leveraging and learning new technology and tools
  • Ability to assess relatively complex situations and analyze data to make judgments and recommend solutions


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Benefits at Banana Republic

  • 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).