Posted on: March 29, 2019 | Job#: 274687

Strategic Sourcing Manager, Technology Software

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

As a Strategic Sourcing Category Manager 2, you will have responsibility to execute transactions between Gap business units and suppliers for acquisition of software licensing and related support and professional services. You will manage all aspects of negotiating contract terms and pricing, as well as gather spend and data analysis, ensure process and policy compliance, evaluate market research, and facilitate ongoing support. Category Managers also play an active role in process and system improvements within Strategic Sourcing, in collaboration with suppliers and business partners.

What you'll do

  • Create, implement and refine category strategies
  • Manage relationships with key strategic vendors and suppliers
  • Lead, advise and influence business partners with market intelligence designed to drive supplier selection, price negotiation, and bid evaluation processes
  • Develop negotiation strategies and lead competitive contract negotiations -- including execution of NDAs, SOWs, RFXs, MSAs, Quotes, and Orders, etc.
  • Leverage industry associations, peers and stakeholders to identify and implement category best practices
  • Lead the development, evaluation, and presentation of business cases, TCO, and cost/benefit analyses to stakeholders and executives

Who you are

  • Drives Results
  • Resourcefulness
  • Strategic Orientation
  • Customer Impact
  • Minimum of 4 years’ professional experience in management consulting, strategic sourcing, or supply chain
  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, supply chain management, or related discipline; MBA or advanced degree preferred
  • Experience in a dynamic organization with experience in sourcing
  • Familiarity with various software licensing models (perpetual, subscription, SaaS, Paas, Iaas, etc.) and metrics (users, CPUs, cores, etc.)
  • Familiarity with asset management, virtual and cloud computing concepts
  • Ability to interpret and utilize data; can tell a story with data
  • Excellent planning and prioritization skills with ability to adapt to change quickly
  • Ability to interact with senior leaders and demonstrate a professional presence
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively handle issues and challenging situations
  • Experience planning and leading negotiations a plus
  • Ability to learn and quickly develop subject matter expertise

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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