Posted on: January 30, 2020 | Job#: 315053

Manager - System Analytics & Testing – Inventory Strategy

Full-time | US

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About Old Navy

Forget what you know about old-school industry rules. When you work at Old Navy, you’re choosing a different path. From day one, we’ve been on a mission to democratize fashion and make shopping fun again. Our teams make style accessible to everyone, creating high-quality, must-have fashion essentials for the whole family, with love, season after season. 

We opened our first store in 1994 in San Francisco and have been on a roll ever since. We cultivate a community of playful personalities that thrive in a fast-paced environment where our employees can be their most authentic selves. Here, we’re family.

About the role

Manager, System Analytics and Testing will lead, analyze, and interpret results of test vs. control process for Old Navy stores. Manager will also lead, in partnership with Sr Analyst, Pre-season configurations for all markets and channels in Old Navy. Both areas require partnership and communication with leadership and functional teams ranging from individual contributor to Senior Vice President.

Test and Control

•Use expertise in Test & Control process to determine best analytic approach for each test, including – but not limited to - APT testing tool.
•Interpret qualitative and quantitative test results in a focused, understandable way.
•Incorporate strategic intent of test within content and clearly link project milestones to the strategy.
•Comfortable with full ownership of managing, analyzing, and presenting findings on Test & Control process
•Leverage Brand Goals to filter and prioritize test requests

Pre-Season Analytics

•Leads implementation of analytical inputs into Buy Planning and Allocation tools, including partnership with inventory management and technical teams.
•Conducts analysis and creates plans that support the development of pre-season assortment strategies, financial plans, and style level investments.
•Connects inventory management and assortment strategies to systematic “smart starts”
•Manage calendar to complete seasonal work on time for system readiness
•Ensure maintenance of internal tools in support of pre-season planning configurations.
•Lead semi-annual clustering process for sizing, including sustainability of process.
•Partner with Gap Inc functions to represent Brand approach to analytics.

General

•Models strong time management by delivering project milestones on time
•Lead continuous improvement in process accuracy, efficiency, and sustainability.
•As needed, help with Ad Hoc analysis or projects
•Supports Director of IM in both current business activities as well as strategic initiatives
•Support career development and skill development of direct report to ensure job satisfaction, retention and future talent development.

Who you are

•Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
•2-4 years of experience in inventory management (or equivalent)
•2 years of supervisory experience, preferred
•Strong analytical skills, with ability to formulate data based strategies
•Ability to gather, manipulate and interpret large amounts of data
•Strong attention to detail, highly organized, effective time management
•Ability to effectively present and communicate with peers and leadership.
•Build constructive, effective relationships with a broad group of business partners
•Knowledge of inventory optimization concepts and principles
•Strong mathematical and statistical aptitude with experience in a non-academic environment.
•Proven ability to manage multiple tasks and adapt to a changing, fast paced environment.
•Ability to solve complex problems in creative and effective ways.
•Strong excel skills and the ability to learn other tools/software as needed (Access, Essbase, Microstrategy, etc)

Benefits at Old Navy

  • 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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