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Senior Director, Sourcing Strategy

Employer
Gap Inc.
Location
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Closing date
12 Dec 2023

Job Details

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

Gap Inc., a collection of purpose-led lifestyle brands, is the largest American specialty apparel company offering clothing, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, and children under the Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic, and Athleta brands. The company uses omni-channel capabilities to bridge the digital world and physical stores to further enhance its shopping experience. Fiscal year 2022 net sales were $15.6 billion. For more information, please visit www.gapinc.com.

Gap Inc. is guided by its purpose - Inclusive, by Design - and takes pride in creating products and experiences its customers love while doing right by its employees, communities, and planet. 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.

Gap Inc. develops, fulfills and delivers over 1 billion garments to millions of customers who are passionate about our iconic brands. The company has pioneered and brought to life some of the most advanced supply chain value drivers in the apparel industry: sophisticated responsive programs to read the market and quickly adjust inbound orders; a best-in-class sourcing operating model leveraging the size of the organization across its 4 brands - Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Athleta; and state-of-the-art distribution center automation that enables a market-leading customer experience. The transformation of Gap Inc. Global Supply Chain is a never-ending journey, and we are looking for talented individuals to join our Sourcing Strategy team in Hong Kong.

Gap Inc. Supply Chain Strategy evaluates and formulates capability development considering end-to-end value chain optimization. The Sourcing Strategy team in Hong Kong supports the development of supply chain capability upstream and connects with the downstream development agenda. Our upstream capability building agenda covers the enablement and scaling of data capabilities, modernization our Cost & Procurement practices, deployment of market-leading Trace & Verify capabilities, and support for the evolution of our Responsive programs. In addition, the team is often called in to support and manage complex supply chain optimization.

What You'll Do

The Senior Director, Sourcing Strategy will:

a) bring Strategic Foresight & Leadership to the sourcing teams to create capability roadmaps

b) deliver Complex Projects and Manage Change in partnership with operating teams

c) develop and lead a High Performing Team

Strategic Foresight & Leadership: This position interacts with a diverse set of cross-functional teams, including category management & costing, raw materials, production planning & sourcing operations; ESG, and tech & data teams. The role will review processes, practices and technology tools, frame business problems, run market benchmarks, facilitate workshops, and develop business cases to continuously evolve Gap Inc. sourcing capabilities. The right candidate will be able to communicate clearly and compellingly to educate senior leaders and prepare investment review meetings.

Examples of key activities:
  • Market intelligence and benchmarking
  • Baseline and maturity assessments
  • Future state solutioning
  • Business case development
  • Delivery of investment presentations

Deliver Complex Projects & Manage Change: This position is expected to manage a portfolio of projects with complex process mapping and solutioning.

Capability building: The role owns problem solving and manages multiple workstreams in parallel to build capability with people, process and tools and mature the adoption and deployment. Identifying opportunities to advance the capabilities for speed to market, cost optimization, quality etc.

Supply Chain Analytics: The team identifies the advanced analytical capabilities needed to run a global network including optimization models, eg. supply planning.

Develop and manage a high performing team: The role leads a high performing team through strong analytical and problem solving skills, and presents complex projects in a clear and structured format.

As the leader of this team, the role assesses team capability, develops the skills sets, provides coaching and learning opportunities to team members so that they can perform at the best of their ability. The projects are complex and have to be delivered under tight timelines. The efficacy of this team is critical to the delivery of our transformation agenda.

Who You Are

Tier One Strategy Consultant:
  • You have received formal consulting training in problem solving, analytics and presentation by a Tier 1 consulting firm.
  • You have led large scale projects, with specific focus on initiatives enabling business growth. You have a proven track record as a strategic planner and business consultant who can drive impact in a complex environment.
  • You have a track record of hiring, training and managing consultants as an experienced leader.

Supply Chain Expert

You have extensive supply chain experience in the following fields:
  • Sourcing operations
  • Manufacturing & lean operations
  • Procurement management
  • Supply planning
  • Sales & operations management
  • Inventory management
  • Global business acumen

Leadership and change management

You have experience in leading with and without authority to influence others and drive decision-making cross-functionally in a matrix environment where speed and cultural sensitivity are crucial. You are good at planning, prioritizing and adapting to change, and can manage dynamic projects. You can proactively solve problems and effectively manage multiple challenges often on tight deadlines.

Advanced Analytics capabilities

You have a passion for data and analytics. Your past experience demonstrates the ability to bring data at the service of solving complex projects and implement learning for future use. You are confident in leading/coaching teams to develop and utilize business-focused analytical models.

Equality and belonging

You embrace diversity in our global offices across Supply Chain, appreciate cultural differences and drive results in an inclusive workplace where people come from diverse backgrounds and with different first languages.

Academic qualifications

Master's Degree in Supply Chain Management and or MBA preferred

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 Human Rights Campaign for the seventeenth consecutive year and have been included in the 2021 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the fourth year in a row.

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