Posted on: September 20, 2019 | Job#: 300335

Manager, Network Separation Strategy and Operations: Brand Ops PMO

Full-time | Two Folsom, San Francisco, CA, US 94105

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About Gap Inc.

Our past is full of iconic moments — but our future is going to spark many more. Our brands — Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, INTERMIX and Hill City — have dressed people from all walks of life and all kinds of families, all over the world, for every occasion for more than 50 years.

But we’re more than the clothes that we make. We know that business can and should be a force for good, and it’s why we work hard to make product that makes people feel good, inside and out. It’s why we’re committed to giving back to the communities where we live and work. If you're one of the super-talented who thrive on change, aren't afraid to take risks and love to make a difference, come grow with us. 

About the role

Gap Inc.’s Global Supply Chain & Product Operations (GSC&PO) Strategy team sets and drives our operational strategy and optimization from Design to Delivery across Gap Inc.’s portfolio of brands. Our goal is to provide the best customer experience with high quality, on trend product at the right value across the portfolio. We identify key industry trends and innovations and assess opportunities to improve our end-to-end capabilities to bring the right product to "her" in a faster, more efficient and seamless way. We also help our brands and channels grow in a smart, scaleable way.

As Gap Inc. charts its future course as two separate companies, Old Navy and a New Company comprised of the remaining brands, there are significant changes ahead for our Supply Chain. The Manager of Network Separation Strategy & Operations: Brand Ops PMO will plan and ensure execution amongst key stakeholders and workstreams of the complex work of transitioning our inventory from our current network to the post-Separation network. This work is critical to meeting our Separation commitments as well as ongoing business objectives for both companies.

What you'll do

  • Participate in Network Separation team meetings, and Brand Operations leadership meetings as needed to inform on and work through inventory transition activities.
  • Project manage inventory separation activities for specific functions across the Gap Inc. organization, including Brand Operations, GIS, Inventory Management, CSSC and Advanced Analytics.
  • Must be able to understand different stakeholder perspectives, goals systems, and resources to build a cross-functional strategy, plans and drive results.
  • Help partners (especially Brand Operations, but also including GIS, Inventory Management / Inventory Strategy, CSSC and Advanced Analytics) develop strategies, plans and contingency plans for executing inventory transitions from the current network orientation to the post-Separation network orientation, inclusive of cross-functional objectives and milestones including Logistics, Sourcing, Finance and brand commercial plans.
  • Coordinate and manage the execution of inventory transition plans, including triage and triggering of contingency plans, across in-scope cross-functional stakeholders.
  • Understand brand and Brand Operations business processes and systems (e.g. inventory management, POs, logistics) required to plan and execute inventory transitions, including individuals and teams responsible for executing the plans.
  • Understand and integrate relevant Separation and business activities and milestones into in-scope functional inventory transition plans.
  • Ensure relevant function (Brand Operations) track relevant POs in conjunction with GSC partners to ensure smooth inventory transition execution.
  • Ensure partners incorporate an understanding of the commercial plan, ‘network health’ and PO forecasts to update plans.
  • Provide thought partnership to and work closely with GSC&PO and other functional leaders to define, develop and drive inventory separation successfully.
  • Independently develop and refine project scope, structure, and project components. Identify key issues, guide and execute analysis, develop conclusions, and present findings to cross-functional leaders.
  • Anticipate roadblocks and proactively address issues before they impact business results. Ensure relevant programs/projects are on track, including budget, timeline and scope.
  • Build consistent processes, template, tools and forums to manage inventory transitions.
  • Develop and manage an inventory transition playbook(s) for in-scope partners.

Who you are

  • Preferably MBA plus 2-3 years of experience in strategy/management consulting, retail/consumer products or similar analytic role.
  • Experience in operations, supply chain, product to market processes for apparel retail specifically merchandising, inventory management, ecommerce and other relevant experience. Fulfillment, ecommerce and network planning prior experience a plus.
  • Preferably experience with leading change: transformation and implementation work.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Strong critical thinking and business curiosity, including exceptional analytical and creative problem solving skills, strong ability to work with complex and detailed data to drive insights and decisions.
  • Strong relationship-building skills and experience working closely with senior executives and cross-functional partners to influence strategic agendas and operationalize key strategic initiatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and projects, to prioritize, and adapt to a changing environment.
  • Aptitude and willingness to “get one’s hands dirty” and conduct financial and operational modeling, write executive presentations and manage projects directly.

Benefits at Gap Inc.

  • 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 Index for the second year in a row.

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