Posted on: May 22, 2019 | Job#: 280720

Regional Director - West

Full-time | One Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA, US 94105


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About Athleta

We believe that being fit and active makes life richer and bigger than it could possibly be otherwise. And we’re always looking for people who share our passion for leading an active lifestyle, growing personally as well as professionally, and creating game-changing products and experiences.

Collaboration is a real thing here — because we know that individually we’re strong, but together we’re unstoppable. Athleta is a certified B Corporation, which means that we put people and planet right up there with profit, and we’re committed to using business as a force for good. 

About the role

As a Regional Director, you lead, develop and inspire a team of District Managers in all facets of running a profitable business (people, customer, operations, omni/loyalty, and product/merchandising). You are the conduit between field and HQ, collaborating across functions and channels to provide an optimal experience for both our internal and external customer. Your role is critical in leading execution and supporting the brand and enterprise vision, ensuring your teams are delivering results and holding their teams accountable. You are a leader in building talent across your portfolio of stores.

What you'll do

  • Member of the Upper Field Leadership Team
  • Inspires regional team comprised of District Managers, HR, LP, and Visual.
  • Partners cross-functionally and across the organization to influence decisions that impact stores + field teams
  • Builds DM capability
  • Seeks common ground and sources of agreement between self and diverse multiple stakeholders, in order to influence more broadly and effectively to do the best for all
  • Responsible for all results across your portfolio of stores and act as a peer resource across the organization.
  • Energized by challenges and the opportunity to exceed goals. Looks beyond the numbers in making a value creating decision, combining data with personal insights
  • Attract, develop and fuel a talent pipeline that supports your region and the broader organization
  • Models and inspires regional team to embody Gap Inc. culture and values. Be fast. Be fearless. Be better. Be bold.
  • Develop and execute a regional plan to achieve and exceed short and long term business, people, and financial objectives
  • Set new and stretching goals for self and team with relevant metrics, to achieve beyond what is expected
  • Build a high performing team and bench plan that is designed to achieve, exceed, and sustain business results, and create an environment that fosters the conditions for success
  • Understand and address specific team competency issues and recruit candidates that address those issues or to enforce a new value or strategic direction
  • Seeks common ground and sources of agreement between self and diverse multiple stakeholders, in order to influence more broadly and effectively to do the best for all
  • Identifies the interrelationships among the company’s offerings and own customer base and how they contrast with the competition in the context of the future, evolving marketplace and systems over the next 3 years
  • Distinguishes between customer segments, with differences in needs and approaches, and understands variances in profitability and value creation potential

Who you are

  • Five plus year’s multi-unit, high volume, complex business leadership, retail preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to lead execution of strategic initiatives through others while managing competing priorities; drive results, and build high performing teams
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve beyond what is expected, and take actions or use improvements/learnings to exceed existing goals
  • Understands own business within group and industry context. Articulates evolving priorities for the business within two-year horizon, and develops executable plans for this horizon
  • College degree preferred
  • Flexible to work days, nights, weekends, and holidays to meet the needs of the business; with the ability to travel overnight as required
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 30 lbs

Benefits at Athleta

  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Athleta, and 30% off at Outlet.
  • 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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