Posted on: February 8, 2019 | Job#: 268938

Senior Merchandise Manager - Falcon Ridge (NEW STORE)

Full-time | Tbd Summit Ave, 2400 Elida Rd #908, Fontana, CA, US 92336

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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

As the Senior Merchandise Manager, you drive profitable sales growth by planning and executing company merchandising direction through standard operating procedure execution in your department (i.e. markdowns, signage, replenishment and marketing). You lead a department responsible for a majority of the total store sales and play a pivotal role in leading a complex and dynamic business. As the subject matter expert for all brand merchandising training, tools and resources, you train, coach and hold others accountable to brand merchandising and productivity standards. Your department consistently represents brand standards and company strategies. To drive profitability, you are responsible for flexing based on our brand’s merchandising principles and financial analysis. You know and execute all company product knowledge and strategy. You own the development of your direct reports, and create a culture of engagement and high performance through development and coaching Brand Associates, Department Managers and Specialists. As a senior leader in the building, you are expected to lead the leadership team in the absence of your General Manager.
As an Old Navy leader, your first priority is to contribute to the success of your store. This means that you not only deliver in your role as the Senior Merchandise Manager, but you also model leadership behaviors and deliver as a manager on duty. As the Manager on Duty, you deliver results during your assigned time, drive key performance indicators and brand loyalty by leading through your team. You make decisions and collaborate with other members of your store leadership team to prioritize work based on business needs and company direction.

Note: This position description indicates the general nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities and other essential functions expected for the aforementioned position. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required.

Who you are

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • College degree or equivalent work experience preferred
  • 2-3 years of soft lines and visual merchandising experience preferred
  • Ability to effectively communicate with customers and employees
  • Ability to maneuver around sales floor, stock room, work with and around cleaning chemicals, and lift/carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule (including travel) to meet the needs of the business, including evenings, overnight and weekend shifts

Benefits at Gap

  • 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.*
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*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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