Posted on: May 7, 2019 | Job#: 277070

District Manager - Kansas City

Full-time | Kansas City, KS, US


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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

As a District Manager, you are responsible for leading a district of General Managers to create an environment that drives high performance, operational excellence, customer satisfaction, maximum productivity and profitability through execution of all brand initiatives. You exercise independent judgment in creating plans to increase and constantly improve the entire district’s business, while reducing the amount of variability between stores, as measured by the district P&L and other financial reports.


What you'll do

  • Accountability
  • Drives Results
  • Learning Agility
  • Talent Builder
  • As a District Manager, you are part of a Regional and Territory team, while leading your own district of General Managers.
  • You collaborate with regional partners in human resources, loss prevention and visual merchandising to make the best business decisions.
  • You invest in building and maintaining relationships throughout the organization to provide further sources of productive collaboration and feedback to improve processes.
  • You clearly articulate what good looks like in behavioral terms; you make calculated “build or buy” decisions on people, with supporting reasons and evidence, to identify whether you can develop internal people or must recruit and take action.
  • You identify and use multiple ways to achieve goals in case of obstacles; plan for contingencies; identify opportunities in own area to contribute to the commercial success of the enterprise.
  • You lead and inspire your team to be: product obsessed, customer-focused, innovative, fast-moving and team-oriented.
  • Drive profitable sales through effective business analytics, identifying financial opportunities, aligning strategic direction to address and maximize business results/profitability.
  • Lead effective store visits focused on business analysis, people, product, presentation and processes driving behaviors which enable a high performing team to consistently deliver best in class execution in all areas of the business.
  • Attract, hire, develop and retain the best team to meet both short and long term business goals.
  • Grow people’s capabilities to build a talent pipeline for your District, Region, Territory, and the Brand.
  • Effectively communicate and provide feedback with direct reports to empower team and build high performance.
  • Rigorously follow up on and ensure implementation of initiatives to ensure planned results are achieved within financial and time constraints.

Who you are

  • Demonstrated ability to: drive results; execute based upon company direction and business acumen; build high performing teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to continually embrace challenges, take risks, learn fast and welcome change.
  • Demonstrated ability to actively learn and immediately apply learnings into decisions and behaviors.
  • Minimum of 5+ years multi-unit, high volume, complex business leadership.
  • Flexible to work days, nights, weekends and holidays to meet the needs of the business.
  • Ability to travel overnight as required.

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. 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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