Regional cross functional partnership
Product development and innovation
ABOUT THE ROLE
This role will be responsible and accountable for monitoring the entire product development pipeline from development through to order placement by driving product excellence in the delivery, quality, cost and service level agreement required of external and internal customers. S/he will also be responsible for product innovation and proposing cost saving opportunities that are aligned with sourcing and vendor strategies cascaded by Category Sourcing team. S/he will also be responsible for bringing in new vendors to support the delivery of our business strategy and growth plan.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
Manages garment and product development processes in a timely manner
Manages development sampling and initial costs
Ensures product execution meets the design aesthetic as well as commercially acceptable quality standards
Escalates quality issues to the Category Sourcing team
Works with vendors/tech team to fits/sampling changes
Manage vendor relationship and new vendor on-boarding training
Manages vendor loading in capacity process
Monitors vendor performance and cost negotiation with vendors
Manages and facilitates major claim settlement between customers and suppliers
Executes the continuous improvement process for programs identified within his/her purview.
Manages, trains & and coaches the team to be customer-focused, innovative, fast and team-oriented in their work
WHO YOU ARE
Merchandise Sourcing knowledge – Experience in sample development/production follow up and with direct factory production exposure; Good knowledge of construction and testing requirement
Customer Impact & Business Acumen – proven capability in understanding financial measurements and implications to product development. Ability to understand the target customer and knowledge of product trends
Planning & Execution – proven experience in plan, prioritize and adapt to change while achieving and maintaining results for multiple projects
Problem Solver & Drive Results - can see a problem from multiple angles and provide viable, innovative options for resolution; successfully lead complex negotiations
Talent Builder & Empowerment – experience in leading teams and developing talent
Excellent Communicator - proven capability to communicate and present effectively in adaption to the audience needs.
If you are interested, you may apply via Merchandising Manager - Product Development - Active Wear | Gap Inc.
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Years of Experience
Full Time, Permanent
Manufacturing, Garment / Textile, Merchandising & Purchasing, Woven / Knit, Textiles
About Gap Inc.
Doris and Don Fisher opened the first Gap store in 1969. The reason was simple. Don couldn’t find a pair of jeans that fit. They never expected to transform retail. But they did. Guided by humility, compassion and a strong desire to win, the Fishers grew their company thoughtfully. Customers responded. Today, Gap Inc. is a leading international specialty retailer with seven brands – almost 3,200 stores and more than 150,000 employees. We’re growing globally, and just within the last few years, we opened our first stores in China and Italy. We’re expanding online shopping to customers, too. Today, customers in about 90 countries can buy our products. While many things have changed since 1969, the principles on which we were founded have stayed the same: creativity, delivering results, doing what’s right and always thinking of our customers first.
Our past is full of iconic moments — but our future is going to spark many more. Our brands — Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, INTERMIX, Hill City and Janie and Jack have dressed people from all walks of life and all kinds of families, all over the world, for every occasion.
If you’re one of the super-talented individuals who are full of ideas, aren’t afraid to take risks and love to make a difference, come grow with us!
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