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Manager – Product Creation Strategy

Country : USA USA

State : California

County : San Francisco County

Town : San Francisco

Category : Production - Quality

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Company presentation

Forget what you know about old-school industry rules. When you work at Old Navy, you’re choosing a different path. From day one, we’ve been on a mission to democratize fashion and make shopping fun again. Our teams make style accessible to everyone, creating high-quality, must-have fashion essentials for the whole family, with love, season after season.

We opened our first store in 1994 in San Francisco and have been on a roll ever since. We cultivate a community of playful personalities that thrive in a fast-paced environment where our employees can be their most authentic selves. Here, we’re family.

Job description

About the Role
The Manager reports to the Director of Product Creation Strategy. He/ she will facilitate the creation and drive the delivery of a range of production-focused strategic initiatives in support of overall Old Navy objectives.

This position requires both strategic and tactical agility with a strong bias towards cross-functional collaboration and delivery.

This role is based out of the San Francisco office and requires you to be in the office on an occasional basis for critical in-person meetings and/or job duties that cannot be performed remotely. Pursuant to Gap Inc.'s policy, as of September 7, 2021, all employees who wish to enter Gap Inc.'s San Francisco Bay Area, New York, and Albuquerque office buildings will need to be vaccinated, unless an exemption from the vaccine requirement is approved due to an accommodation for a disability or for a sincerely held religious belief.

What You'll Do
  • Define and lead the delivery of strategic initiatives in support of the overall Brand and Production team priorities. Responsibilities to include but not limited to:
    • Partner with Sourcing and other functional strategy teams to identify, prioritize, and scope operational / transformational initiatives in support of Brand objectives

    • Support the Production leadership team in goal setting, establish clear action plans to achieve the goals, and manage measurement of progress against objectives

    • Define and deliver specific prioritized process improvement initiatives



    • Lead work-streams, owning the end-to-end journey of initiating a project, getting leadership alignment, driving recommendations, managing teams, overseeing deliverables, establishing change management strategies, and leading the working team to execute project as planned

    • Manage and coordinate cross-functional teams to successfully drive projects. This includes building and aligning on road-maps, managing risks, and communicating at all levels of the organization

Profile

Who You Are
  • Demonstrated ability to frame / scope opportunities into clear and executable initiatives

  • Strong communication, verbal and written, and presentation skills

  • Experience/Skills/Requirements: The ideal candidate will have an understanding of product creation processes, sourcing and logistics, garment production, process engineering and calendar management

  • Apparel Product-To-Market (P2M) experience that include variety of pipelines, responsive and understanding of product architecture

  • Demonstrated experience at working collaboratively with cross-functional global teams, including Design, Merchandising, Inventory Management, Sourcing and Logistics

  • A thought leader, who provides insights and recommendations to business leader on key initiatives to pursue that improves operations and drives competitive advantage

  • Strong organizational skill that the can lead a team of cross-functional partners to initiative, execute, and implement projects

  • Strong analytical capabilities and experience with core business intelligence tools such as Microstrategies, PowerBI, and Essbase

  • Strong Project Management skills coupled with Change Management experience

  • Required skills include problem solving, critical thinking, conflict resolution, negotiation, business acumen, and strong verbal and written communication.

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