Posted on: July 9, 2019 | Job#: 287098

District Manager - New York City

Full-time | 126 5th Ave, New York, NY, US 10011

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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 District Manager, you lead a portfolio of stores and coach a team of General Managers to deliver an optimal customer and employee experience, operational excellence, merchandising execution, maximum productivity and profitable sales and earnings growth. You are accountable to drive consistent, high performance across all initiatives, and for ensuring consistency between your stores as measured by the P&L and other reports.

What you'll do

  • Attract, hire, develop and retain the best team to meet both short and long-term business goals.
  • Monitor performance and consistently follow-up to ensure results are delivered.
  • Develop individual and team performance & capabilities via clear expectations, intentional conversations, meaningful recognition and accountability.
  • Foster and maintain an inclusive and collaborative work environment.
  • Identify themes in product performance across your portfolio and create a district merchandising plan to excel performance utilizing data points, strategy and seasonality
  • Lead effective store visits focused on driving behaviors which enable the team to consistently deliver results in all areas of the business.
  • Identify and use multiple ways to achieve goals when confronted with obstacles; plan for contingencies.
  • Identify and solve problems with sustainable solutions
  • Maintain a keen awareness of the external market and competition
  • Ensure stores are operating in compliance with all Gap Inc. policies and procedures

Who you are

  • Demonstrated ability to drive results; execute based upon direction and manage multiple, competing priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to build merchandising capability and coach to sustain merchant strength in stores
  • Demonstrated ability to build diverse, high performing teams with an inclusive environment
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver an exceptional customer experience via all channels
  • Demonstrated ability to continually embrace challenges, take risks, learn fast and enable change.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve beyond what is expected, and take actions or use improvements or learnings to exceed existing goals.
  • College degree preferred.
  • 3+ year’s multi-unit, high volume, complex business leadership preferred.
  • Flexible to work days, nights, weekends and holidays to meet the needs of the business.
  • Ability to travel overnight and/or between stores as required.
  • Ability to lift and carry 30lbs.

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.*
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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 Index for the second year in a row.

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