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Sr Sourcing Merchandiser (Sweater)

Employer
Gap
Location
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

Job Details

About Gap

Gap has always been about optimistic American style. Starting with our very first store on Ocean Avenue in San Francisco, opened almost 50 years ago by Doris and Don Fisher. The thread that's run through those five decades is the phenomenal people that make up our brand - our employees and our customers. People who are rooted in the legacy that makes Gap what it is, but who are also focused on the future. People who want to leave the world better than they found it.

We've built our brand on staying true to our roots while always being out in front of what's next. If you want to be part of an iconic American brand, and help lead the way for where we're headed, we'd love to have you join us.

About the Role

Sr. Merchandiser will report to the Manager and will be a key player in Product Development implementing sourcing strategy such as vendor migration and responsiveness. The role would also be responsible in all aspects of sampling, costing negotiation, order placement, etc. The role will provide expertise and support in effective capacity planning from raw material to garment production. The role requires a strong sweater knowledge and the proven ability to build and sustain relationships with the vendors in region.

What You'll Do

  • Manages product development to bulk order placement
  • Maintains relationships and negotiation with new and current vendors
  • Responsible for sample follow up in efficient and effective manner
  • Responsible for cost negotiation and provide cost options to hit AUC target
  • Works with R&D team, Technical and QA to ensure all commercial decision and standards are met
  • Partners with R&D team in problem solving, information sharing and counter sourcing to support best placement plan
  • Managing Development Testing
  • Work with mills and vendors on innovation / development
  • Manages costing, development sample tracking
  • Following up with vendors on system updates in all terms of order placement and costing etc
  • Execution based on vendor sourcing strategy
  • Partners with brand PD to develop quality products
  • Follow up garment development testing, partner with R&D, O4 and technical team to support on quality issue solving
  • Resolves issues within a timely manner while working to processes and procedures


Who You Are

  • Sweater Sourcing Knowledge - experience in Sweater development exposure to large sized buying office.
  • Business Acumen - Experience in handling vendors of different country of origins, strong communication and negotiation skills
  • Collaboration - Flexible mindset to present and provide options
  • Problem Solver - Demonstrated ability to solve or appropriately escalate challenges

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.

Company

Gap is one of the world's most iconic apparel and accessories brands anchored in optimistic, casual, American style. Founded in San Francisco in 1969, the brand's collections continue to build the foundation of modern wardrobes - all things denim, tees, button-downs, and khakis, along with must-have trends. Gap is designed to build the foundation of modern wardrobes through every stage of life with apparel and accessories for adult men and women under the Gap name, in addition to GapKids, babyGap, GapMaternity, GapBody, and GapFit collections.

Beginning in 1987 with the opening of the first store outside North America in London, Gap continues to connect with customers around the world through specialty stores, online, and franchise stores. In addition, we bring the brand to value-conscious customers, with exclusively designed collections for Gap Outlet and Gap Factory stores and websites. 

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