Merchandiser, Old Navy, Franchise Strategic Alliances & Licensing

Recruiter
Gap Inc.
Location
San Francisco, California, United States
Posted
28 Aug 2022
Closes
03 Nov 2022
Ref
R55565
Level
Manager
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

The Franchise Merchant owns and oversee the merchandise strategies for the Old Navy Franchise business, driving seasonal product strategies to meet market specific needs. This role is accountable for delivering annual financial goals, driving the execution of Franchise Market, and owning Franchise needs in brand milestone meetings. They will partner with cross-functional team members to deliver Brand design concepts, key items, and assortments across multiple formats (SIS, FSS, Online) to ensure that the collection is commercially viable and provides an exciting customer experience. Initiatives they will manage and execute include development of franchise exclusives, regional assortment strategies, developing lineplans, and analyzing the business for product recaps, seasonal midsights, and seasonal hindsights.
Position will be based in SF HQ and will be part of the Gap Inc Franchise Product team, partnering with Old Navy Global Merchandising, Franchise Planning, Product Operations, Store Experience and Marketing.

What You'll Do

  • Effectively liaise with Global Old Navy Merchandising to influence and protect franchise specific needs while remaining aligned with brand direction and keeping assortment focused
  • Eliminate redundancies in the product assortment
  • Identify individual market needs, opportunities, and challenges to address future and/or in-season management needs
  • Present and sell assortments to Franchise partners while influencing franchisees to buy most appropriate seasonal assortment for their market and Old Navy brand to achieve targeted financial goals
  • Partner with cross functional teams to develop and execute all necessary tools for Market Week
  • Understand product trends, historical data, and departmental input at category/class level to make informed product recommendations using reports to influence internal and external teams
  • Validate costing and placement strategies with Production


Who You Are

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 1-2 years of retail buying / wholesale merchandising experience
  • Experience as a Merchandiser or equivalent
  • Demonstrate the organizational ability to facilitate multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong strategic and analytical ability
  • Excellent verbal and written ability; Adept at presenting information and storytelling
  • Ability to align with, collaborate and influence cross functional partners and peers
  • Ability to transport, maneuver and visually evaluate merchandise
  • Ability to travel Domestically and Internationally


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).