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
This position is part of Gap Online Company Planning which leads sales, margin, and inventory planning for Gap Online. The position plays an integral role in developing the annual operating budget & monthly forecast for sales, gross margin, and inventory metrics, while also helping drive profitable in-season inventory management through scenario and promotional analysis. The Company Planning function is part of the Finance team, with primary business partners being the Gap Online leadership team, Gap Online Inventory Management, Global Gap Company Planning, and Gap Brand Finance Leadership.
What you'll do
Partner with cross-functional team to develop sales and inventory targets that support the Company’s Annual Operating Plan.
Create reg vs. md plans that reconcile merchandising strategies with the total company financial goals. Highlight risks and opportunities to plan.
Participate in and lead many areas of annual, quarterly and long range sales, margin and inventory planning that supports financial goals.
Develop in-season forecasts that drive the cross-functional team to maximize inventory productivity and top-line sales/margin while clearly communicating risks and opportunities to the Company forecast.
Deliver consistent and compelling weekly business updates that provide concise, fact-based diagnostics regarding business performance, thereby facilitating timely decision-making.
Owns promotional analysis and hindsight with cross-functional teams to make recommendations and set future promotional strategies
Partner with other members of Company Planning team to refine tools and processes and improve the overall effectiveness of the organization.
Who you are
Bachelor’s degree required; MBA a plus. 5-7 years of work experience, preferably with inventory management and/or retail planning and forecasting experience.
Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills, including ability to formulate business strategy.
Exceptional written, listening, verbal, and presentation skills; ability to create and deliver presentations with clarity and impact.
Strong technical aptitude, including ability and desire to learn company systems and tools and ability to perform root cause analysis.
Ability to manage multiple projects and adapt work style/processes in a fast paced environment.
Ability to work with a large amount of detail without losing sight of the big picture.
Emphasis on interpersonal skills, including the ability to lead influential conversations with executive management and to articulate financial concepts to business partners outside of finance in a clear and concise manner.
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. 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 Indexfor the second year in a row.
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