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Gap Inc. Buyer - Japan in New York, New York

About the role

The International Buyer is responsible for the end-to-end assortment strategy from conception through execution for their respective market and channel of ownership. They own partnering with both the in-Market and NY HQ cross-functional teams to ensure they create impactful product strategies and see that strategy through flawless execution.

Gap Japan and Europe each operate 100 specialty and 50 Outlet stores across their respective markets. The international Product Team consists of Planning, Allocation, Buying, Store Planning, and Real Estate. They own working with their respective partners in-Market, Store Operations, Visual, Finance, and DC Logistics to ensure flawless execution of the end-to-end Product Strategy.

The Buyer , International will be a key member of the International Product Team, driving fully integrated assortment and investment strategies linked to financial Top Down Merchandise Financial Plans.

What you'll do

  • Key Strategic Business Owner in partnership with Planning, Allocation, and Store Planning team

  • Own financial viability of assortment to enable fiscal plans and strategies

  • In-Season and Pre-Season end-to-end accountability of product from inception to end-of-life

  • Market share insights and competitive patterning

  • Pricing strategy with VGBB connection

  • Assortment and Attribute Targeting

  • Architecture Plan

  • Line plan validation - Leverage NA Assortment Strategy, deviate for market specific nuances and business needs

  • Manage exception attributes : Marketing level messaging by market & cow/star/dog

  • Line Adoption

  • Establish Style Parameters

Who you are

- Financial acumen & strong open to buy principles

  • Superior leader, trainer, developer of teams, role model & talent champion

- Strategic visioning / connecting complex business needs

  • Detailed oriented with ability to zoom out to key strategic themes

  • Ability to communicate with senior leaders across the organization

  • Relentlessly commercial

  • Professionally driven

  • Comfortable with ambiguity and filling “white space”

  • A “self-starter and “self-teacher” / ability to anticipate problems and resolve quickly before escalating

  • Comfortable and leading in a matrix reporting structure

  • Energized by owning part of E2E process (not entire process)

  • Systems savvy