Buyer - Dropship Program

Recruiter
Gap
Location
New York, New York, United States
Posted
12 Aug 2022
Closes
15 Oct 2022
Ref
R48462
Level
Manager
About Gap

Gap has always been about optimistic American style. Starting with our very first store on Ocean Avenue in San Francisco, opened almost 50 years ago by Doris and Don Fisher. The thread that's run through those five decades is the phenomenal people that make up our brand - our employees and our customers. People who are rooted in the legacy that makes Gap what it is, but who are also focused on the future. People who want to leave the world better than they found it.

We've built our brand on staying true to our roots while always being out in front of what's next. If you want to be part of an iconic American brand, and help lead the way for where we're headed, we'd love to have you join us.

About the Role

The Buyer for our Drop Ship Program is responsible for supporting the launch of the initiative at Gap Brand and building out its roadmap. You'll be part of a fast-paced, lean team within the Brand that creates with audacity and drives by doing.

As the leader of an assortment Division, you'll own vendor identification and assortment curation, ensuring that we're driving into business goals and key trends. You'll be a hands-on leader of your business from end to end, inclusive of financial sightlines, price strategy and partnership structure negotiations. While moving fast you'll also be accountable to staying connected to our partners across the business who help us bring product to the Customer. The ideal candidate has experience in a lean, entrepreneurial environment delivering results. This position will report to the Sr Director of Digital Strategy.

What You'll Do

  • Translate trends and insights into appropriate assortment for our Gap customer and develop a product and pricing strategy that maximizes sales and profitability
  • Build a forecast, financial strategy and cost positioning, and understanding how the profitability impacts and compares to other business lines
  • Stay customer curious - ensuring the products we choose and how they come to life align with our brand strategy and support customer goals
  • Shop the market to fill voids, identify new vendors and business opportunities, and manage vendor assessment and relationship progression
  • Collaborate with centralized Vendor Onboarding and Dropship resources, supporting seller set-up through product data prep, photography and copy guidance and more
  • Coordinate across all facets of new vendors/products for our Site Merchandising & Marketing teams and develop and maintain cross functional partnerships across the business
  • Analyze in-season selling and identify vendor opportunities or pivots


Who You Are

  • 2-5 years of buying/merchandising experience, dropship/DTC/marketplace a plus
  • Preferred Bachelor's degree
  • A product storyteller with keen fashion sense and trend forecasting ability
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and problem solving skills
  • Strong retail math acumen, business and financial analysis skills
  • Entrepreneurial, move-fast-learn-fast spirit - you'll be empowered as a new business leader
  • Strategic but detailed - you need to set objectives and then manage to them / manage up
  • Willing to work remote / hybrid with ability to travel and manage across dual coasts


Benefits at Gap

  • 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).