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Manager, Costing Excellence SMV

Gap Inc.
District 3, Vietnam
Closing date
19 Jun 2024

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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

This role will support in setting strategic direction for costing to ensure the simplifying the costing process & getting costing transparency with supplier. He/she performs work and supports the Senior Manager / Director with the clear objective of setting up transparent costing with vendor & support in costing negotiations process.

What You'll Do

  • Simplifying the whole costing process & establishing transparent costing with suppliers
  • Support in setting up business allocation decision based on product family
  • Improve the AUC margin expectations through key levers product strategy, man machine ratio, factory efficiency, labor cost and material optimization with the aim to deliver product value to the consumer.
  • Support in setting up costing frameworks, standards and tools that enable transparent, fact-based costing with suppliers
  • Explore & develop training materials for both Gap internal staffs & external vendors/factories.
  • Establish an appropriate governance for cost validation through factory auditing, material ordering tracking, benchmarking process
  • Support in maintaining best manufacturing benchmarking processes Library across all product category.
  • Supporting in creating factory level/country level cost competitive matrix.
  • Explore & develop new training tools and training materials for both Gap internal staffs & external vendors/factories.
  • Supports and tracks key factory productivity metrics including SMV and Y/Y values.
  • Benchmarks best practice manufacturing methods globally.

Who You Are

  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing within the apparel on-apparel industry
  • Knowledge of LEAN, 6 Sigma principles, Quality, Sustainability, Manufacturing processes, PMTS, CAD, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of product cost drivers(i.e. Macro factors which influence the business decisions)
  • Strong understanding of Apparel constructions & strong in SMV; GSD knowledge/ certification is preferable
  • Solid industry knowledge including market trends for new vendor sourcing and development
  • Ability to create reports, provide analysis and recommendations to improve productivity & efficiency
  • Communication skills- both written and verbal - in English and local language
  • Strong negotiations skill, risk management and trouble shooting skills; works proactively
  • Ability to influence all levels of internal; & external supplier management
  • Supervision, training and staff learning development skills
  • Planning, scheduling and reporting strengths
  • University graduate or degree in Industrial Engineering or Textile or Garment (Industry related) or equivalent
  • work experience
  • 8+ years of business experience with 3+ years in management role cost negotiations
  • Staff management and supervising experience across broad geographical area.

Benefits at Gap Inc.

  • 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.


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