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Gap Inc. Assistant Merchant – Franchise KB Sleep & ACC in New York, New York

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

Assistant Merchant will own the pre-season merchandise strategies for KB Sleep/ACC Franchise business, driving seasonal product strategies to meet market specific needs, through influencing key business partners. Working under the Sr Merchant - Franchise Kids, accountable for delivering the annual financial goals and representing the division in global leadership meetings. Initiatives include assortment strategies, pricing architecture, bi-weekly business review, product recaps and seasonal hindsight’s, identifying business opportunities. Position will be based in NY/Gap HQ, reporting to Senior Merchant and will be part of the Gap Franchise Product team, partnering with North America & International Merchandising, Franchise Planning, Product Operations, Store Experience and Marketing.

What you'll do

  • Understand product trends, historical data and department input at category/class level in order to manage in-season opportunities or risks

  • Analyze weekly selling reports and utilize knowledge to make informed product recommendations and story tell on market trend in bi-weekly trade meetings

  • Build strong, commercially viable Franchise seasonal assortments with clear strategy on concepts, key items and promotional program

  • Present and sell assortments to franchise partners while influencing franchisees to buy most appropriate seasonal assortment in order to achieve targeted financial goals

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with members of cross functional teams (Global Design, Merchandising, Production, and Planning) and NA Merchandising team to influence global product development for Franchise KB Sleep/ACC

  • Owns the merch operations outlet style creation process for entire KB team.

  • Support Senior Merchant, Franchise Kids with select areas of the Kids apparel business

Who you are

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

  • Ability to think objectively and interpret meaningful themes from quantitative & qualitative data to story tell business trends

  • Advance computer skills in excel with aptitude for learning new programs

  • High level of attention to detail while still managing to focus on the impact to topline business

  • Demonstrate a point of view about product assortment and business opportunities

  • Strong organizational and planning skills to ensure timely and accurate execution of responsibilities

  • Handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment

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 at https://corporate.gapinc.com/en-us/careers/gap-careers/gap-benefits of the benefits we offer.

*For eligible employees

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