This job has expired

Planner, Franchise (Middle East) - Hybrid

Gap Inc.
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
20 Sep 2023

View more

Job Details

About Gap

Our past is full of iconic moments - but our future is going to spark many more. Our brands - Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Athleta - have dressed people from all walks of life and all kinds of families, all over the world, for every occasion for more than 50 years.

But we're more than the clothes that we make. We know that business can and should be a force for good, and it's why we work hard to make product that makes people feel good, inside and out. It's why we're committed to giving back to the communities where we live and work. If you're one of the super-talented who thrive on change, aren't afraid to take risks and love to make a difference, come grow with us.

About the Role

In this role, you will be a part of the Franchise "AMP" Team (Account Management, Planning, and Pricing) that brings the financial strategy of our Franchisee's vision to life by managing the end-to-end buy process with Franchise cross-functional teams. This includes Account Management, Product, Marketing, Visual and Logistics.
As Franchise Planner, you will drive success in the Middle East region within our International fleet by creating a financial roadmap and marrying it to brand strategy and customer needs. You are passionate about using your qualitative and quantitative skillset in an international retail environment, finding joy and creativity in forecasting and financial planning. You are curious, innovative, and focused on executing an amazing customer experience while delivering/exceeding financial targets. Strong analytical and storytelling skills will serve you well, and a collaborative mindset is a must.

What You'll Do

  • Analyze historical data and current trends to identify risks and opportunities by Region, Account & Brand
  • Owns end-to-end Planning/ buy cycle with Franchisee partners within the Middle East for all Gap Inc Brands portfolio
    • OTB, Monthly Forecast, Annual Business plan, Real Estate P&L review, Budget, and Seasonal Market Weeks
  • Comfortable with presenting to multiple audiences (internal and external cross-functional meetings, top-line financials, and in-season performance to identify future risks and opportunities with CFT to hit revenue goals)
  • Identify and set financial product benchmarks and guardrails at the partner level each season
  • Influence partner seasonal investments and sign off partner investments within seasonal investment reviews
  • Develop processes and tools based on the fast-paced changing retail environment and Franchisee needs
  • Build relationships with Franchisee and cross-functional teams

Who You Are

  • Must be comfortable in Excel (e.g. data manipulation and advanced formula knowledge), and be systems savvy
  • Believe in the Power of Team; builds constructive and effective relationships with a broad and diverse group of business partners
  • Possess strong business acumen and strategic agility, able to handle many projects simultaneously while effectively prioritizing workload
  • Be a problem solver, not just a problem spotter, and work to drive toward solutions with speed, conviction, and a blue-sky mentality
  • Demonstrate strong listening, written and oral communication skills
  • Being able to manage and prioritize multiple deliverables
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of merchandise planning/buying experience
  • Experience in wholesale and consulting-like roles is a plus

Benefits at Gap

  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Gap, 30% off at Gap Outlet, and the ability to purchase discounted merchandise during international travel at Banana Republic, Athleta, Intermix and Old Navy.
  • Pension schemes available, depending on role.
  • Market-leading private medical healthcare and well-being programme.*
  • Voluntary medical cash plan open to all employees.
  • Performance-related discretionary bonuses.*
  • Access to our Employee Support Programme for overall well-being.

*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.


Learn more about this company

Visit this company’s hub to learn about their values, culture, and latest jobs.

Visit employer hub

Learn more about this company

Visit this company’s hub to learn about their values, culture, and latest jobs.

Visit employer hub

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert