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Senior Manager - Digital Product Creation

Country : USA USA

State : New York

Town : New York

Category : Marketing

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Company presentation

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.

Job description

About the RoleThe Senior Manager of Digital Product Creation is responsible for implementing and advancing digitalization throughout Gap Specialty & Gap Factory brands in partnership with the Head of Technical Design. This role will lead by engaging & building strong cross-functional relationships required to drive the digitalization of product creation, creating & training a sustainable long term DPC roadmap for the brands, in addition to defining and meeting key DPC metric targets of cost savings, time savings, improved sustainability, and improved efficiency across divisions.
The ideal candidate has a drive for delivering high quality, consistent products [digital & physical] in order to delight our customers. You excel in project management, deliver with accountability and integrity, possess a high attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and are a great collaborator. You have a superior ability to render photo-realistic apparel product in 3D & have demonstrated a solid understanding of patternmaking, correct pattern balance, fit evaluation, sizing, grading, and garment construction for a top tier fashion retailer. In addition to technical excellence, you are also capable of teaching and mentoring digital product creation across the brand.
This position requires a high level of technical, supervisory, leadership, process management, and communication skills while developing, retaining, and attracting key talent.What You'll Do
- Partner with Senior Director in authoring & implementing End to End Digital Product Creation workflow across all divisions of GAP Specialty & GAP Factory.
- Create & Manage digital fabric, trim, and block libraries.
- Liaise with Design, Brand Management, & Production teams to provide DPC support.
- Research and apply emerging 3D technologies to the product creation process.
- Lead software enhancement testing to validate and update Gap Inc.3D workflow, tools, and standards.
- Drive for continual improvement and innovation, sponsor newness.
- Facilitate cross-brand ideation sessions with 3D SME's to identify best practices & industry benchmarks.
- Collaborate with GAP Tech Team on digital blocks and new products.
- Develop and maintain a virtual fit protocol.
- Develop, Communicate, and Maintain Brand 3D technical standards internally & externally with Vendors.
- Develop & Conduct 3D training courses for Tech Design & Design teams.
- Foster open communication and collaborative team environment with all business partners.
- Challenge business partners when appropriate to prevent re-work, redundancies, and inefficiency.
- Manage project hind sighting & reporting to leadership & cross functional partners.
- May include international travel up to 2 times per year.Who You Are
- BA, AA or Certification in Apparel Manufacturing, Design, Patternmaking or equivalent.
- 8 years' experience in the Apparel Industry including 2D/3D patternmaking, construction, & fit evaluation, with full knowledge of total production timelines and adherence to critical deadlines.
- 3+ years of people management experience is ideal.
- Proven track record in leading others to execute on an aligned business strategy driving results for Brand.
- Expertise in fit and patterning making - including grading, construction, and manufacturing methods for multiple product types, categories, and divisions.
- Able to create and carry out development plans at all levels for team growth and development.
- Superior verbal and written communication skills including the ability to communicate complex ideas in a simple way.
- Superior interpersonal skills - works well as part of a cross-functional team and able to influence and interact at all levels of the organization including interfacing regularly with senior/executive leadership team.
- Cultivated and maintained strong internal and external relationships with program providers and business partners.
- Personal Leadership - demonstrated executive presence, presentation, influencing, and collaboration across a leadership team.
- Change Leadership - experience leading with and without authority to influence others and drive decision making and to achieve desired service levels.
- Learning Agility- demonstrated curiosity, motivated to learn new skills and knowledge
- Expert level computer skills - Centric PLM, Illustrator, Photoshop, Gerber, Lectra, Optitex 2D, Microsoft Office Suite, MIRO, Browzwear/Style zone, & CLO/CLOSET
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