Posted on: July 9, 2019 | Job#: 287131

GAP Franchise Brand Planner – Kids & Baby

Full-time | 55 Thomas Street, New York, NY, US 10013

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About Gap

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

We’re looking for a Brand Planning Planner to successfully manage high level divisional/product financials for the GAP brand franchisees within the Kids & Baby business. In this role, you’ll help to drive franchisee seasonal investments to hit wholesale budget and earnings through analysis of divisional/product financials at a total level and key franchisee accounts. You’ll identify key opportunities to drive in-season sales with recommendations of seasonal product investments, and drive topline retail and GM$ through partner influence and understanding of financials; as well as global market nuances. This role will also be responsible for product wholesale pricing in effort to preserve franchisee margins, while also protecting GAP’s margin.

What you'll do

  • Develop and communicate, in conjunction with Merchandising, comprehensive pre-season strategies that aligns to future financial product opportunities; while protecting key product attributes through franchise exclusives and market nuances, such as Reverse seasonality and year round Hot Markets
  • Present out in internal and external cross functional meetings product level financials and in-season performance to identify future risks and opportunities
  • Identify and set financial product benchmarks and guardrails at partner level each season
  • Influence partner seasonal investments and sign off partner investments within seasonal investment reviews
  • Develop processes and tools

Who you are

  • Strong Analytical Skills
  • Able to prioritize workload and time manage
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Flexible and adaptive to changing priorities
  • Comfortable in presenting to multiple audiences (Execute leadership, Franchisee facing and Global teams)
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Wholesale experience
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of merchandise planning/buying experience
    Bachelor Degree required

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.*
  • 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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