Posted on: January 30, 2020 | Job#: 314921

Strategic Sourcing Manager – Digital/Social Media (SEO/SEM, Affiliates)

Full-time | Columbus, OH, US


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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

As a Strategic Sourcing Manager – Digital/Social Media (SEO/SEM, Affiliates), you will dynamically lead the execution of category planning and implementation. You will work directly with internal business partners and agencies on contracts, SOWs and develop KPIs. Develop and maintain a database of agency/supplier capabilities, interview agencies to assess their suitability and make recommendations to Sr. leaders for engagement. You will develop and maintain agency relationships and lead SRM reviews.You will identify opportunities to drive value across your category. You may lead projects at any point during their lifecycle from developing strategy, crafting a plan to implement, and executing.

What you'll do

  • Leads planning, implementation, and execution of media sourcing strategy
  • Proactively identifies and recommends category sourcing options and partners with leaders to implement them
  • Manages competitive RFXs, as necessary, and manages negotiation strategy development, overseeing or conducting the competitive negotiation process as needed
  • Coaches, trains and develops junior staff on both technical and soft skills
  • Builds relationships and effectively partners across varied functions with internal stakeholders (legal & finance), suppliers, agencies and colleagues to influence change
  • Drives completion of simultaneous projects by proactively considering new alternatives and driving critical thinking to optimize results
  • Supports the creation and implementation of programs to assess and promote supplier performance and development (e.g., establishing quarterly and annual goals, conducting quarterly business reviews, formal scorecard measures)
  • Collaborates with senior functional leaders to establish both short and long-term business objectives
  • Leads global, cross-functional teams to achieve category strategy objectives
  • Manages rigorous analysis in order to scope and prioritize new sourcing opportunities within project areas
  • Attends related industry conferences & trainings to maintain competitive skill set

Who you are

  • 5 to 7+ years of experience in Strategic Sourcing or Marketing Agency
  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, business administration, supply chain management, or related discipline
  • Strategic Sourcing knowledge and the ability to regularly leverage industry experts, associations, peers and stakeholders to identify and benchmark best practices
  • Deep knowledge across Media (Social, Digital, SEO/SEM, Affiliate experience a plus!), Digital Services, and Marketing Technology
  • Experience planning and leading negotiations a plus
  • Exceptional verbal, presentation, and written skills, as well as excel and data analysis skills
  • Ability to interact with senior leaders and demonstrate a professional presence
  • Ability to effectively handle issues and challenging situations
  • Highly motivated; demonstrates a "can-do" approach in being proactive with work assignments
  • Ability to travel as required

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.*
  • 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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