Senior Sourcing Merchandiser, Fabric

Employer
Old Navy
Location
District 3, Vietnam
Closing date
27 Oct 2023

Job Details

About Old Navy

Forget what you know about old-school industry rules. When you work at Old Navy, you're choosing a different path. From day one, we've been on a mission to democratize fashion and make shopping fun again. Our teams make style accessible to everyone, creating high-quality, must-have fashion essentials for the whole family, with love, season after season.

We opened our first store in 1994 in San Francisco and have been on a roll ever since. We cultivate a community of playful personalities that thrive in a fast-paced environment where our employees can be their most authentic selves. Here, we're family.

About the Role

In this role, you will be a key player in the execution of material management and fabric sourcing (knits) strategy. The role would also be responsible for generating market intelligence data and presentations on market trends and pricing. The role will provide expertise and support to relevant departments regarding the existing and future mill base. The role requires a strong fabric sourcing background and the proven ability to build and sustain relationships with the mills in region.

What You'll Do

  • Manage the fabric development process (P2M) in a timely manner (development sampling, initial costs, negotiation/ production & capacity planning to meets the design aesthetic as well as commercially acceptable quality standards)
  • Manage relationships with mills and support vendor allocation & aggregated costing along with overall capacity planning aligned to the cost targets to drive competitive advantage
  • Partner with mills to drive innovation initiatives and superior quality while resolving any fabric/product and quality issues proactively
  • Onboard new mills and provide training to existing mills along with supporting the evaluation process
  • Look for opportunities for continuous improvement in fabric development, process management and overall sourcing procedures
  • Develop communication skills to exchange complex information
  • Manage projects and program execution within area of specialty and ensure quality of work


Who You Are

  • Fabric Sourcing Knowledge - Minimum 8 years of experience in fabric development (knits) with exposure to large-sized buying office or mills.
  • Business Acumen - Experience in execution of fabric sourcing strategy
  • Collaboration - Proven ability to communicate and works well with others
  • Experimentation - Flexible mindset to present and provide options
  • Problem Solver - Demonstrated ability to solve or appropriately escalate challenges


Benefits at Old Navy

  • 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.

Company

Old Navy is a global apparel and accessories brand that believes in the democracy of style, making high quality, must-have fashion essentials for the whole family, while delivering incredible value, and fun, unique store experiences. Old Navy opened its first store in 1994 in the United States and since has expanded its international presence with Company-operated stores in Canada, China, and Mexico, as well as franchise stores in seven countries. Customers can purchase Old Navy products globally in Company-operated and franchise stores and online.

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