The Gap, Inc. Associate Manager Product Operations - Franchise Strategic Alliance in New York, New York
About Gap Inc.
Our brands bridge the gaps we see in the world. Old Navy democratizes style to ensure everyone has access to quality fashion at every price point. Athleta unleashes the potential of every woman, regardless of body size, age or ethnicity. Banana Republic believes in sustainable luxury for all. And Gap inspires the world to bring individuality to modern, responsibly made essentials.
This simple idea—that we all deserve to belong, and on our own terms—is core to who we are as a company and how we make decisions. Our team is made up of thousands of people across the globe who take risks, think big, and do good for our customers, communities, and the planet. Ready to learn fast, create with audacity and lead boldly? Join our team.
About the role
You will manage and support product projections, final booking with vendors, in season purchase orders and delivery management until x- factory for the Franchise Startegic Alliances business.
This role sits within a highly leveraged and matrix organization. You will need to be a strong communicator with great coordination and collaborating skills, who is culturally aware and able to influence across global teams and time zones to ensure all deliverables are met.
You will be passionate for accuracy and attention to detail, ensuring assortment files are based on brand direction after final placement.
What you'll do
Final book all seasonal assortment bookings with sourcing partners per global due dates.
Confirm any changes made post final placement with Merchants and Order Management team; identify problems and begin to troubleshoot. Weekly category management of cross functional change memo.
Manage all category deliveries for seasonal assortment via E2E and negotiate delivery improvements wherever product is late. Track reasons and escalate to leadership. Troubleshoot solutions and optimize ocean delivery where possible. Track air budget week/week.
Track weekly in season delivery delays via SMEE tool.
Maintain OT% above 92% for season.
Gather information on category liabilities and present solutions to CFT.
Manage product claims and defective merchandise.
Partner with cross functional teams to execute chase and cancellations requests.
Who you are
Knowledge of Production: trade regulations, testing protocol, product integrity, production cycle timeline, fabric and garment construction
Knowledge of testing protocols relative to International markets requirements.
Knowledge of International legislative initiatives for International markets.
Retail math- basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and percentages needed to determine costs, margins and turnover.
Email etiquette to communicate with both internal and external partners
Benefits at Gap Inc.
Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic and Athleta, and 30% off at Outlet 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 (https://corporate.gapinc.com/en-us/careers/gap-inc-careers/gap-inc-benefits) 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 (https://www.hrc.org/resources/best-places-to-work-2019) for the fourteenth consecutive year and have been included in the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (https://www.gapinc.com/en-us/articles/2019/01/gap-inc-recognized-in-2019-bloomberg-gender-equali) for the second year in a row.