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Vice President, Non-Apparel, 3rd Party and Partnerships - Old Navy

Old Navy
San Francisco, California, United States
Closing date
10 Apr 2024

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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

The Old Navy Vice President Merchandise Product, Non-Apparel, 3rd Party and Partnerships business isbased in San Francisco and reports directly to the SVP, Head of Merchandise Product.

The VP, Non-Apparel, 3rd Party and Partnerships has full P&L responsibility for the Non-Apparel, Fastlane and Partnerships business and will directly influence the strategic development of the business. The VP develops, communicates and drives long-range strategies that meet or exceed financial goals and customer expectations. To be successful, the VP will be a champion for the Old Navy business and be skilled at building and maintaining strong and effective relationships with the Old Navy leadership team, as well as with the leaders of key functions such as Inventory Management, Design, Production, Design, Visual Merchandising, Marketing, Business Strategy, and Finance. The VP will inspire and motivate the team and others by presenting a compelling vision and direction for the holistic business, and be seen as a role model and mentor within the company.

What You'll Do

  • Develop and lead the overall vision, strategy and business plan for Old Navy Non-Apparel, 3rd Party and Partnerships business.
  • Empower direct reports to lead the cross-functional and supplier strategies that will revolutionize the business and achieve the financial goals of the business.
  • Create the operational pathway and process (short and long-term) to deliver the Old Navy the Non-Apparel/3rd Party and Partnership strategy.
  • Provide perspective on market, supplier and partnership opportunities & alignment with goals and/or internal strengths.
  • Obsess over the customer and lead with curiosity.
  • Identify key partnerships and 3rd party opportunities that complement the assortment across the family, align with the customer needs and Old Navy value equation.
  • Lead the Non-Apparel team in creating strong and profitable product assortments that deliver on Old Navy's goals.
  • Ensure product assortments across the family between all Departments within the Division are aligned and not duplicative.
  • Ensure Non-Apparel seasonal strategies provide an exciting customer omni-channel experience and support long-term Brand and Division goals.
  • Actively collaborate with the cross-functional team and suppliers to ensure that innovative ideas are surfaced and acted upon, and that the team is empowered to own the business.
  • Partner w/the Old Navy Leadership team to manage and react to business in the moment to ensure the business is achieving sales and profit plans and delighting the customer.
  • Lead and guide the team throughout pre-season process and milestone meetings, including Strategic Alignment Meeting and SVP Investment Reviews.
  • Provide clear leadership and direction regarding seasonal investments to ensure that smart risks are being taken in the appropriate categories and that financial targets are met.
  • Manage and identify supplier and partnership relationships and contracts.
  • Motivate, coach, and inspire the non-Apparel, 3rd Party and Partnership team to drive for results.
  • Act as a positive and solution-oriented leader and role model. Create and maintain a learning environment where the development of employees is a priority.
  • Build strong and effective working relationships with key cross-functional partners, suppliers, and partners.
  • Align resources appropriately within own team and cross-functionally to build an organization that is set up for success.

Who You Are

  • Think strategically, conceptually and creatively -must have, and be able to articulate, a vision that is sharable by all key stakeholders.
  • Strong Business Acumen; expert knowledge of financial measurements and how to impact them. Identify areas of the business that need attention and can analyze the details when appropriate.
  • Deep knowledge of 3rd Party and Partnerships in a retail environment; preferably marketplace or design by supplier.
  • Understanding of product development, supply chain and supplier/vendor management systems and processes.
  • Demonstrate agility in leadership style and flexibility of approach; has the ability to think strategically (high-level) and tactically (to drive execution).
  • Must be the market-facing expert for non-Apparel (competitive and customer). Must be consumer centric and lead the teams to make decisions based on our customers wants eeds.
  • Strong intuition and passion for product; take smart risks and be innovative.
  • Highly skilled collaborator who consistently finds the balance between shared purpose and healthy conflict; open-minded to and interested in others' opinions.
  • Experience in leading a non-Apparel, 3rd Party and Partnership marketplace or division.
  • Experience leading a team in apparel product brand as a business leader with major business driving functions i.e., IM, Merchandising, Stores, etc.
  • 10-15+ years of omni retail experience, varies depending on type of experience.
  • 10+ years of divisional leadership experience.

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.

Salary Range: $255,300 - $351,100 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.


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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