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The Gap, Inc. Merchandiser - Kids and Baby, Franchise 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

The Franchise Merchandiser will own and oversee the merchandise strategies for the Gap Franchise kids and baby business, driving seasonal product strategies to meet market specific needs. This role will be accountable for delivering annual financial goals, driving the execution of Franchise Market, and owning Franchise needs in brand milestone meetings. Initiatives include managing the development of franchise exclusives, regional assortment strategies, developing lineplans, and analyzing the business for product recaps, seasonal midsights, and seasonal hindsights.

Position will be based in NY HQ and will be part of the Gap Inc Franchise Product team, partnering with Gap Global Merchandising, Franchise Planning, Account Management, Product Operations, Store Experience and Marketing.

What You'll Do

  • Effectively liaise with Global Gap Merchandising to influence and protect franchise specific needs while remaining aligned with brand direction and keeping assortment focused

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

  • Effectively hindsight product-selling to make informed product recommendations using reports to influence internal and external teams

  • Identify individual market needs, opportunities and challenges to address future and/or in-season management needs

  • Partner with cross functional teams (Planning, Marketing, Visual, Account Management) to develop and execute all necessary tools for Market Week

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

Who You Are

  • Strong strategic and analytical ability

  • Driven for results with strong financial acumen

  • Excellent verbal and written ability; Adept at presenting information and storytelling

  • Ability to align with, collaborate and influence cross functional partners and peers

  • Anticipate operational/program issues and develops preventative measures

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.

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