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Gap Inc.

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Director - 3Rd Party Licensing Production and Sourcing -/, Gap Inc.

Location

San Francisco, United States

Level

Director / VP / President

Function

Production & Technical

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Contract

Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

Our past is full of iconic moments — but our future is going to spark many more. We're looking for the people who'll help make our next decade just as revolutionary as our first five. If you're one of the super-talented who thrive on change, aren't afraid to take risks and love to make a difference, you're the right fit. Come grow with us. OVERVIEW:

The Banana Republic/Athleta 3PL director leads and develops a team to drive competitive advantage and cost savings for Gap Inc. by developing strategies to deliver results in current areas under management and identifying new opportunities for savings and process improvement. The Director is responsible for developing strong and effective business partner relationships with senior leaders that lead to on-going strategic partnerships.  The Director also oversees effective planning and implementation for multiple categories and management processes.  The Director is responsible for developing the leadership and coaching skills of the managers on their team and across the department.  ‘

The 3rd party and Licensing team is a sourcing organization within Gap Inc. that handles strategy, sourcing and production management for the products within Gap Inc. that are bought from a third party, private label and/or licensing vendor. The team supports a variety of product categories from private label shoes, to licensed apparel, to beauty/personal care and more.  Our team provides end to end support -market intelligence, benchmarking support, negotiating contracts, sourcing & onboarding of new vendors, product development, cost negotiations, delivery tracking and complete production management.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide high-level guidance on sourcing strategies through strong technical/functional knowledge, in support of the business’ long-range plans. Has deep understanding of key strategic sourcing functions (supplier selection, marketing intelligence, business partner management, contract management, negotiations, SRM, etc.)
  • Production and sourcing management: materials knowledge, trade regulations, testing protocol, product integrity, production cycle timeline, fabric and garment construction, costing, SOT
  • Develop and empower talent: leads leaders of others - coaches and develops team on both technical and soft skills; develops the coaching and leadership skills of managers of others
  • Build and strengthen strategic relationships: successfully partner across varied functions and levels with senior internal stakeholders, external suppliers, agencies and colleagues to drive results and influence change
  • External Focus: maintain strong connections with a wide network of peers and leaders across multiple organizations and industry groups
  • Strong analytical mindset
  • Define category performance targets and lead team to achieve goals; hold vendors accountable to performance agreements and implement course corrections and mitigation strategies as needed
  • Leverage strong influencing skills to define 3PL’s role and align objectives and targets with stakeholders, including senior leadership
  • Subject matter expert to the broader organization in the development of plans for implementation and change management for projects
  • Act as a change agent to drive GAP Inc. wide process, scale and leverage opportunities 

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Provide high-level guidance on sourcing strategies through strong technical/functional knowledge, in support of the business’ long-range plans. Has deep understanding of key strategic sourcing functions (supplier selection, marketing intelligence, business partner management, contract management, negotiations, SRM, etc.)
  • Production and sourcing management: materials knowledge, trade regulations, testing protocol, product integrity, production cycle timeline, fabric and garment construction, costing, SOT
  • Develop and empower talent: leads leaders of others - coaches and develops team on both technical and soft skills; develops the coaching and leadership skills of managers of others
  • Build and strengthen strategic relationships: successfully partner across varied functions and levels with senior internal stakeholders, external suppliers, agencies and colleagues to drive results and influence change
  • External Focus: maintain strong connections with a wide network of peers and leaders across multiple organizations and industry groups
  • Strong analytical mindset
  • Define category performance targets and lead team to achieve goals; hold vendors accountable to performance agreements and implement course corrections and mitigation strategies as needed
  • Leverage strong influencing skills to define 3PL’s role and align objectives and targets with stakeholders, including senior leadership
  • Subject matter expert to the broader organization in the development of plans for implementation and change management for projects
  • Act as a change agent to drive GAP Inc. wide process, scale and leverage opportunities
 

KEY BENEFITS:

  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy, 30% off at Outlet and 25% off at Athleta.
  • 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.*
  • Employees receive medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*
  • Employees can apply for tuition reimbursement.*
  • Family care programs.
  • Commuter benefits.
  • Pet Discount Program.

*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. In 2016, Gap Inc. was named one of the Best Places to Work by the Human Rights Campaign for the thirteenth consecutive year and was the sole winner of the Catalyst award for equality in the workplace in 2016.

About Us

Doris and Don Fisher opened the first Gap store in 1969 with a simple idea — to make it easier to find a pair of jeans and a commitment to do more. Over the last 46 years, the company has grown from a single store to a global fashion business with five brands — Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta and Intermix.

Gap's clothes are available in 90 countries worldwide through 3,300 company-operated stores, almost 400 franchise stores, and e-commerce sites and is still growing.