Manager, Strategic Finance

San Francisco, California, United States
Closing date
26 Apr 2023

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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

As Manager of Strategic Finance, you will lead Athleta's forecast process for revenue as well as key drivers of revenue for the US and CA Stores businesses. You will also be a key contributor to the Stores gross margin and inventory forecast plan and ultimately be responsible for communicating and driving these plans forward with business partners. You are a highly strategic and influential partner to Athleta's Head of Stores, various Marketing partners and finance leadership. In this highly visible and cross-functional role, you are critical in bringing Athleta's priorities to life and ensuring we continue to accelerate our growth plan.

What You'll Do

  • Scope: Total Athleta, North America, Stores channel with a focus on revenue and oversight to gross margin and inventory.
  • Lead the Stores forecasting and business hindsighting processes through thoughtful and actionable business analysis and cross-functional leadership.
  • Be a strategic and influential business partner. Your ability to influence is critical to success in this role.
  • Effectively articulate insights and size risks/opportunities both short term and long term. Leverage insights to drive outcomes to help action on risk/opportunities.
  • Produce ad hoc financial models and analyses that clearly quantify the cost / benefit of initiatives. Initiate analyses to solve problems, create alternatives, and provide recommendations based on your analytics.
  • Routine processes include: Weekly Business Reviews and forecast, Daily Forecasts, Monthly Forecasts, Annual Budget, Seasonal Planning.
  • Own daily and weekly monitoring of sales, levers, margin, and inventory trends for the Stores Channel.
  • Advance, standardize and maintain forecast tools and reporting.
  • Cultivate an inclusive, creative, and results-oriented work environment with a strong commitment to our brand values and our mission "To ignite a community of active, healthy, confident women and girls who empower each other to realize their limitless potential".

Who You Are

  • You're a detail-oriented, insightful, and analytical thought partner with high proficiency in financial modeling and forecasting.
  • You are strategic and have the ability to influence business partners in the organization.
  • The ability to influence in a role excites you.
  • You are curious and challenge the status quo. You take thoughtful risks, learn quickly, and take swift action.
  • You have strong technical aptitude, including the ability to learn and master company systems/tools and build out new ones as necessary to adapt to a fast-changing environment.
  • You're a great storyteller; you make sense of a vast range of information from multiple sources and provide a simple, accurate, and compelling recommendation to a variety of audiences
  • You have an ability to manage multiple work streams with tight timelines.
  • You operate well in a fast paced environment.
  • You're a team player with a positive attitude and proven ability to develop effective and influential business relationships at all levels of the organization.
  • 5+ years of financial planning, forecasting and analysis experience in retail required. Stores experience preferred.
  • Very strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel. Essbase and NOVA a plus.

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. In 2022, we were recognized by Forbes as one of the World's Best Employers and one of the Best Employers for Diversity.

Salary Range: $91,100 - $131,400 USD
Employee pay will vary based on factors such as qualifications, experience, skill level, competencies and work location. We will meet minimum wage or minimum of the pay range (whichever is higher) based on city, county and state requirements.

US CandidatesPlease 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.


Athleta was born in Sonoma County, created by athletes (mostly women) who love the great outdoors. We believe that being fit and active makes life richer and bigger than it could possibly be otherwise. And we’ve seen firsthand how fitness nourishes the mind, body and heart, and opens up new worlds for us. Most importantly, what we have learned along this journey is that alone we are strong, but united we thrive. Our stores have become hubs for their communities to meet, inspire and ignite each other into realizing their limitless potential. For all women and girls, no matter our body types or sports ability, there is no end to what is possible when we join together.

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