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Sr. Director, Sustainability

Gap Inc.
San Francisco, California, United States
Closing date
26 Aug 2022

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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

With a focus on the customer, great product, and leveraging supply chain and vendor opportunities, the Old Navy Production team delivers responsive capabilities, fit excellence, product innovation and quality, as well as great cost, enabling the brand to bring innovative product to customers around the world.

As the Old Navy Senior Director of Sustainability, you will envision a greener future that focuses on the right to products and environment conditions that improve quality of life for all. You will be an ambassador and culture influencer to integrate sustainability into who we are and what we do.
In the role, you will develop Old Navy's strategic direction for sustainability across our production ecosystem. You will set ambitious goals, introduce sustainability principles, and integrate sustainability processes and practices across our product categories, stores, and global supply chain.
You'll bring our sustainability strategy to fruition by developing, implementing, and optimizing solutions for our product that positively impact our environment and the communities we are a part of. You will leverage our unique capabilities of scale, design, marketing, supply chain, and local knowledge across the world to bring our vision to life to positively impact people, communities, and the planet.
You will partner across the organization, including other brands, design, merchandising, strategy, and supply chain teams to evaluate, analyze, and execute upon strategic opportunities that move the company and our brand forward on product sustainability commitments.
The Senior Director of Sustainability will report to the VP, Production - Technical Design, Quality, Fabric R&D and Sustainability

What You'll Do

  • Drives the end-to-end development, execution, and communication of Old Navy's product sustainability strategy
  • Sets vision and strategies to create value through aligning supply chain capabilities with brand product architecture, design direction and inventory opportunities
  • Collaborates with, and influences key stakeholders including Design, Sourcing, Merchandising, Fabric R&D, Quality, Distribution, and Transportation
  • Leads Old Navy Sustainability team including establishing the team and developing team members
  • Develops Old Navy sustainability roadmap and operational plan to delivery on our strategy
  • Introduces reporting, data and analysis to share our progress and story tell our sustainability journey
  • Represents Old Navy in select external engagement opportunities, including speaking opportunities, industry meetings and sustainability conferences
  • Serves as thought leader for product sustainability; proactively identifies and communicates business issues by researching market, competitive, consumer, vendor, NGO, and other relevant trends to bring recommended best practices in market to leadership team to inform practices
  • Drives organizational effectiveness by fostering understanding of the value within product sustainability and clearly delineate roles across teams
  • Builds a culture that drives simplification, eliminates redundant, non-value add work and streamlines process
  • Create and maintain a positive environment that promotes high performance standards and attainment of goals

Who You Are

  • 15+ years of experience including significant product and material sustainability experience as well as sourcing/supply chain, product development, and/or production experience.
  • Bachelor's degree required, MBA or other graduate degree focused on engineering and/or sustainability preferred
  • 6+ years of people management experience
  • Thrives in a highly collaborative environment, working with diverse cultures, and influencing people
  • Strong project management and communication skills as well as ability to work successfully with peers, teams, and executives in a matrixed organization
  • Knowledge of how apparel and non-apparel industry businesses, strategies and the competition operate in the marketplace, and ability to use this knowledge to inform and influence environmental and product sustainability strategies and practices
  • Experience working for a corporation with multiple brands
  • Experience driving sustainability in a corporation with a complex supply chain
  • Advanced analytical skills to support the analysis and interpretation of sustainability impacts on businesses and value chains
  • Experience in manufacturing, economic evaluations, and operations management
  • Domestic and international travel may be required up to 10-15% of time
  • Passionate about global sustainability and making a long-term impact on people, our planet, and communities

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).


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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