Posted on: January 22, 2019 | Job#: 268252

Manager - Store Planning

Full-time | 550 Terry Francois Blvd., San Francisco, CA, US 94158

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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 Store Planning Manager leads and develops a team of Store Planners and Analysts who are responsible for ensuring stores’ inventory investments align with merchandising and allocation strategies to meet or exceed financial plans. Develops broader, longer term strategies for area of responsibility.

What you'll do

  • Learning Agility
  • Resourcefulness
  • Strategic Orientation
  • Talent Builder
  • Influence merchandise investment strategies through location based analysis.
  • Manage development of annual, seasonal & monthly market level Store Planning strategies based on stores and market expertise.
  • Develop and implement new methods of Store Planning business analysis and process improvements that align with allocation and merchandising strategies.
  • Effectively negotiate with and influence cross functional teams to support business needs.
  • Coach team to develop logical fact-based solutions to business opportunities or issues.
  • Drive in-season business discussions and actions/decisions (e.g. climate, channel, seasonality) based on analysis.
  • Influence in-season allocation strategies through location based analysis.
  • Manage development of weekly market level strategies based on store and market expertise.
  • Drive strategic projects and processes that align with allocation and merchandising strategies.
  • Lead team priorities and initiatives, organize tasks, monitor workflow and remove roadblocks to support team in meeting deadlines.
  • Balance team workload priorities.
  • Inform business processes and recommend improvements.
  • Lead and influence cross-functional work streams and/or projects.
  • Manage team of (Sr) Store Planners and Analysts.
  • Support career development and skill development of teams to ensure job satisfaction, retention and future talent development.
  • Create a collaborative, innovative and results-oriented environment.
  • Influence others (team and cross functional business partners) to drive results.
  • Facilitate training for Store Planning processes and operating models.

Who you are

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years’ relevant work experience
  • 2 years of supervisory experience, preferred
  • Financial and Business Acumen: Ability to evaluate financial and business indicators and translate data into actionable information to drive results; proficiency in retail math.
  • Problem Solving & Decision Quality: Ability to dissect a problem into an organized approach and quickly form a hypothesis against which to run test analysis.
  • Influencing & Negotiation: Can present ideas and directions that lead others to action.
  • Analytical Rigor: Ability to run complicated quantitative analysis in a defect-free manner. Mastery of Microsoft Excel is critical to this role (knowledge of VBA preferred).
  • Creative Thinking: A combination of out of the box thinking and the ability to question status quo and generally accepted beliefs. Able to generate innovative insights from analysis to drive actionable results.
  • Strong Interpersonal Skills: A consensus building, upbeat team contributor. Ability to work collaboratively across levels and functions to build trust and respect. Strong professional presence.
  • Exceptional Organization: Highly organized, strong planning and time management skills. Strong attention to detail.
  • Powerful Communication: Ability to communicate effectively and succinctly, both verbally and on paper. Strong listening skills.
  • Developing Direct Reports & Motivating Others: Ability to hire, train, develop, and retain direct reports

Benefits at Old Navy

  • 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. 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 Humans Rights Campaign for the fourteenth consecutive year and have been included in the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the second year in a row.

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