The Gap, Inc. Merchandise Assistant in New York, New York
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
We are looking for a Merchandise Assistant with strong attention to detail, positive can-do attitude, and a passion for product to support the Gap International Franchise Merchandising Team. In this role, you will contribute to the success of the brand through the management of integral business and merchandising systems, creation of selling tools, and working effectively as a member of the cross functional team by communicating clearly and focusing on team objectives.
What you'll do
Ensure franchise merchandising and business systems are properly maintained, checked for accuracy, and changes are made in a timely manner with appropriate followup
Develop and maintain effective working relationships with members of cross-functional teams including internal Franchise team, Global counterparts, and external Franchise accounts
Support Market Week and seasonal buy events including selling tool creation, showroom set up, and assist with account presentations
Support Merchants with seasonal assortment set up, customer order forms, sizing set up, order pricing
Plan and prioritize workload to meet deadlines and increase efficiency; and follow through on any outstanding issues as needed
Perform ad-hoc projects that arise to support franchise product team across merchandising and planning
Who you are
Strong communication and relationship/team skills with a pro-active approach to responsibilities
Strong ability to identify and execute priorities with a sense of urgency and handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
Strong organizational and planning skills to ensure timely and accurate execution of responsibilities
Proficient skills in Excel and Outlook with an aptitude for learning new programs
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience preferred
1-2 years Retail/Wholesale experience preferred; merch operations/customer support a plus
Benefits at Gap
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.