Assistant Production Manager in 3rd Party & Licensing, Global Supply Chain & Product Operations

The 3rd party and Licensing team is a sourcing organization within Gap Inc. that handles sourcing and production management for the products within Gap Inc. that are bought from a third party or Licensing vendor. We touch a variety of product categories from private label shoes, to Licensed apparel, to personal care and more. Our team provides end to end support - negotiating contracts, sourcing & onboarding of new vendors, product development, cost negotiations, delivery tracking and complete production management.

Characteristics of our team:

Creative problem solvers


Highly motivated



Rockstar Business Partners


Do you like to:

Deal with ambiguity

Build strong relationships with Business Partners

Work with product

See your vision executed in stores

Crunch numbers

Be a key part of the product life cycle

Problem Solve

Own it, do it, get it done.

A day in the life of an Assistant Production Manager…

Develop strong relationships with vendors and cross-functional teams

Work as liaison between merchants and vendors in product development

Assist in sourcing new vendors as needed

Assist with vendor onboarding to ensure that vendors are clear on Gap Inc. testing protocols, shipping requirements, invoicing etc.

Build and roll-out seasonal calendars to all vendors and ensure deadlines are met

Review all product costing from vendors and negotiate to ensure that all goals are met each season.

Maintain and update internal systems with product and costing information

Analyze seasonal assortment and create comprehensive cost recaps for cross-functional teams

Finalize cost, confirm seasonal bookings with vendors, and pass off final bookings with complete details for purchase order creation

Maintain spreadsheets with all order details throughout season

Ensure product integrity and safety by reviewing styles with Product Safety Regulations team, sending test requirements to vendors, and analyzing failed test reports. Communicate exceptions to vendors and cross-functional team.

On-going communications with vendors to ensure alignment (i.e. track deliveries, update purchase orders, address quality concerns, etc.)

Review production schedules

Track all pre-production samples, review with merchants, and send approvals to vendors in timely manner

Quarterly store visits to audit product assortment and ensure quality consistency

Maintain and update general spreadsheets and documents as necessary



Minimum 2 years of professional experience in product development, production, or sourcing roles

Bachelor's degree

Proficient computer skills, specifically Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel. Understanding of a Product Lifecycle Management software a plus.

Ability to quickly learn & utilize multiple systems for data pulling and enjoys this type of work

Excellent verbal, presentation, and written skills

Experience working with vendors or manufacturers

Excellent planning and prioritization skills with the ability to quickly adapt to change

General understanding of retail math and/or comfortable with numbers

Ability to interpret shifting business strategies & be comfortable with change. Work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment

Ability to learn about new product categories quickly

Demonstrated ability to effectively handle issues and challenging situations

Detail oriented and can effectively multitask numerous projects and calendars at any given time

Highly motivated; demonstrates a "can-do" approach in being proactive with work assignments

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