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
The Assistant Buyer assists in thecreation, management and execution of end to end sales, gross margin andinventory strategies to the Department or Division sales. They collaborate withthe centralized Merchandising team (GM) to ensure the seasonal, globalassortment meets the Gap Online customer and business needs. They also assistin web management including managing product features, category sorts andseasonal flow strategies that drive customer engagement on site.
Contributeto the financial success of one or more Departments or Division by meetingsales, gross margin, and inventory productivity goals.
Assistin the development of seasonal Department or Divisional product strategies thatalign with financial goals of the season.
Createand execute sizing strategies that support Department or Divisional objectives.
Measureweekly, monthly, and quarterly sales and inventory performance by Department orDivision. Identify and communicate business opportunities and risks throughthis assessment. Strategize, recommend, execute, and recap in-season pricingstrategies – including seasonal markdowns and promotions.
Measuresite performance metrics. Provide recommendations to drive increased customerengagement and sales results on site.
Assist in the development of seasonalproduct strategies and department/divisional Long Range Plans.
Assistwith assortment communication to all cross functional partners. Communicatechanges and updates to production through Style tracker/Change log.
Execute shop strategies and promotionalplans ensuring a compelling product assortment that will meet overall businessobjectives
Responsible for timely workflow of webmanagement deliverables and timelines: includes overseeing and validating thework completed by merchandise coordinator.
Who you are
Customerand product centric.
Financial Acumen: The ability to use financialmetrics to measure the performance of the business. Understand how financiallevers impact results.
BusinessAcumen: The ability to read and react to business results, understanding howdecisions impact those results.
Systems & Tools Acumen:
The ability to quickly develop tool andsystem proficiency.
Abilityto formulate short term tactical plans that are effective, efficient andsupport business and product strategies.
Abilityto effectively sell a point of view to both peers and upper management.
Basicknowledge of international production processes.
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.