Senior Director, Strategy - Remote

Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
28 Jul 2022
18 Sep 2022
About Athleta

For the past 22 years, we've committed ourselves and our brand to a single aim: to empower all women and girls. Inspiration. Collaboration. Connection. Inclusivity. It's what we do best, and we're on the hunt for people who share our passion for leading an active lifestyle, growing personally as well as professionally, and creating game-changing products and experiences.

We use business as a force for good by putting people and the planet right up there with profit, which is why Athleta is a certified B Corp. Ready to make a move? Join us. Because we know that alone we're strong, but together we're unstoppable.

About the Role

This exciting and important role will report into the Athleta Head of Strategy and Growth Businesses. This leader will be responsible for developing the strategic direction and brand vision that will enable Athleta get to $5B and beyond. This role will drive our transformative growth agenda, and lay out the vision and the path for how we can continue to deliver accelerated growth year on year.

As a key thought partner to the Athleta Leadership Team, this role drives big brand vision work and brings together teams and functions to operationalize big picture ideas and turn them into action and business impact. This role will help to formulate all aspects of our brand strategy, including market & competitor research, planning and initiative management. This leader manages members of the strategy team as they support and work with leaders across Athleta. This leader also works collaboratively with Gap Inc. strategy teams to ensure that brand and functional strategies ladder and are executed.

What You'll Do

  • This leader will be directly responsible for the brand team of strategists while maintaining deep partnership with the community of strategists throughout the company that reside in the brands and functions.
  • The Sr Director will work to influence leaders focusing on the priorities for investments and partnerships for the corporation.
  • This leader will occupy a highly visible leadership position in the corporation and represent the strategic agenda of our senior-most leaders.
  • Develops a long-range business strategy at the enterprise level
  • Articulates clear and compelling storylines that drive action
  • Weaves enterprise agenda into divisional priorities and plans; Structures and monitors the work of multiple groups and projects
  • Partners closely with Finance to drive the right strategic decisions and investments, including the annual planning process and works in partnership and as a trusted thought leader with the brand and function leaders to inform and influence business strategies (e.g., pricing, brand architecture, infrastructure, channels, new markets)
  • Develops and leads transformation efforts; Identifies and vets new business opportunities for Athleta and architects' alliances/investments/acquisitions
  • Drives the storytelling of our growth agenda and our progress against it for internal and external stakeholders, including our senior leadership team, Board of Directors, etc.
  • Leads a team

Who You Are

  • 12+ years of strategy consulting and corporate strategy experience with deep knowledge of apparel, retail, customer and digital (or commiserate experience in consulting, corporate finance and investment banking);
  • Bachelor's degree and MBA strongly preferred; Demonstrated success in advancing and growing businesses globally
  • Exceptional problem solving and analytical skills; ability to frame new, ambiguous and complex issues; able to generate insight through rigorous analysis
  • Turnaround and transformation efforts, including business model innovation, operating systems development, large scale cost improvements, and organizational restructures and effectiveness
  • Experience with progressive and innovative consumer insights efforts
  • Strong leadership abilities, including the ability to develop talent and build a high performing team; Strong influence skills and ability to work successfully with peers; a true team player
  • Ability to work effectively with senior executives, including Brand President and Board of Directors; Strong communications and presentation skills; Desire and ability to work in a matrixed organization

Benefits at Athleta

  • 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).