Posted on: November 19, 2018 | Job#: 237336

Senior Manager - Third Party & Licensing

Full-time | Two Folsom, San Francisco, CA, US 94105

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About Gap Inc.

Our past is full of iconic moments — but our future is going to spark many more. Our brands — Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, INTERMIX and Hill City — 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

The 3rd Party and Licensing team is an exciting part of the sourcing organization within Gap Inc. We manage the products bought from a third party or licensed vendors as well as private label partnerships. We touch many product categories including, but not limited to: licensed apparel, beauty, shoes, jewelry and home. Our team provides end to end support - negotiating contracts, sourcing & onboarding of new vendors, product development, cost negotiations, delivery tracking and complete production management. Due to the wide variety of vendors and product we manage, the problem-solving nature of our role, we get to work with every function of the company, from finance to legal to logistics, product testing to packaging and marketing.

The Senior Manager of 3PL will support the Old Navy brand by working closely with merchandising team, vendors and lead a team to drive innovation and launch new product categories to support the brand’s long range plans. We’re looking for a business oriented leader that drives for results, has merchandising experience, with a strategic sourcing and production background, and embraces analytics for decision making.

What you'll do

  • Develop sourcing strategies in support of long range plans for Old Navy and Licensing & Third Party
  • Provide key insights by leveraging analysis and experience to identify and prioritize new sourcing opportunities and supplier partner relationship structures
  • Leverage technical knowledge to troubleshoot and resolve issues that are unique in nature and may require a novel approach
  • Regularly leverage industry experts, associations, peers and stakeholders to identify and benchmark best practices for category strategies
  • Build effective strategic relationships across varied functions with internal stakeholders across Gap Inc., external suppliers, agencies and colleagues to drive results and influence change
  • Understand divisional and cross-functional goals and work with team to develop supporting strategies.
  • Identify speed to market opportunities. Created and implement responsive calendars to fuel business growth
  • Partner with Hong Kong strategy team to move initiatives and project forward as needed
  • Lead, develop, and support immediate team members. Actively participate in development conversations

Who you are

  • Minimum 8+ years of professional experience in merchandising, product development, production, sourcing or consulting roles
  • Experience in driving global product development and understands design, merchandising, and vendor/category management
  • Can proactively solve problems and effectively manage multiple challenges
  • Experience executing on multi-year operational goals, incorporating knowledge of production trade regulations, testing protocol, product integrity, production cycle timeline, fabric and garment construction
  • Proven ability influencing and making decisions cross-functionally in a matrix environment where speed and cultural sensitivity is crucial
  • Demonstrated executive presence, presentation, influencing, and collaboration across a leadership team
  • Experience leading with and without authority to influence others and drive decision-making
  • Proven track record of assessing, attracting, developing best-in-industry teams
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Versatile business leader adaptable in multiple categories of business
  • Deep experience negotiating with vendors and external business partners
  • A passion for personal care and beauty a plus!

Benefits at Gap Inc.

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

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