Assistant Manager, Product Development, Women's Sleep and Lounge, Gap Brand

The Assistant Manager of Production actively supports a Global Production team that is responsible for communicating and executing Brand product strategies in partnership with the fabric strategy team. He/She coordinates the activities of the development, sampling, and bulk execution which supports Design's vision while meeting or exceeding financial goals. He/She works within a cross-functional team that includes Global Production peers, Gap International Sourcing, Global Design, Global Technical Design, Global and Regional Merchandising, Regional Inventory Management.


1 Financial Management

  • Support divisional goals and work with team on execution of strategies
  • Partner with supervisor to communicate and manage financial liabilities to cross functional partners
  • Understand and support execution of all brand filters, design aesthetic, quality and financial goals
  • Support execution of GIS Category Sourcing Strategies
  • Maintain and ensure costing accuracy in ACT

2 Production Management

  • Pre Production Management
  • Monitor, adhere to, and execute Brand pipeline calendars and checklists
  • Order all sample fabric, trims, and styles for key milestone meetings by calendar deadlines
  • Track on-time delivery of samples for milestone meetings and report style level status and specifics to supervisor/cross functional teams
  • Understand design's aesthetic requirements and partner with supervisor to ensure brand quality filters are met
  • Assist supervisor in monitoring of seasonal development meeting Line Plan needs and Development metrics
  • Support fabric\product strategies that leverage the category across the brand and company
  • Support exception booking process
  • Ensure adhere to all Production SOPs
  • Production Execution
  • Participate in pre class process
  • Pull reporting of style tracker requests and monitor adherence of cross functional teams to style tracker process
  • Confirm and validate all information regarding fabric, style, sb and bas bookings and order confirmation with GIS
  • Communicate with GIS to understand production execution issues and partner with supervisor in resolving them in a timely manner
  • Partner with supervisor on communication of with production execution issues including late or short shipments to cross functional partners
  • Develop knowledge of Gap Inc. Vendor Handbook, Product Safety Manual and training and Product Integrity Technical Bulletins.
  • People and Relationship Management
  • Create partnerships across functions.
  • Build a development plan with supervisor




  1. Knowledge, skills & abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Production Manufacturing and product engineering, global trade regulations, global testing protocol, global product integrity, production cycle timeline, calendar management, fabric performance and garment/product construction
  • Computer skills: Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Web-based applications.
  • Understanding of cross-functional dependencies.


  • Effectively communicate in written and verbal form
  • Detail oriented with strong follow through; Organize and prioritize multiple projects
  • Have a sense of urgency in managing time and accomplishing tasks
  • Demonstrate proactive problem solving skills
  • Use basic retail math needed to determine costs, margins and turn
  • Influence others; Negotiation skills
  • Create and maintain a cooperative team environment that promotes high performance standards and attainment of goals
  • Ability to react to change
  • Solicit feedback/self-development
  1. Minimum educational level:
  • 4 Year Bachelors Degree preferred
  1. Minimum experience:

1-2 Years Production/Manufacturing experience

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