Buying Manager, Women’s, Gap Online

  • Develop and manage the execution of end to end sales, gross margin and inventory strategies to hit Department or Division sales plans.
  • Create a comprehensive seasonal framework that aligns product strategies with financial goals.
  • Drive partnership and collaboration with Global Merchandising team to ensure the seasonal, global assortment meets the Gap Online customer and business needs.
  • Partner with Site Merchandising team to influence marketing needs and site merchandising decisions that drive customer engagement and deliver financial results.
  • Balance and prioritize workload for team.
  • Manage teams supporting end-to-end buying of multiple Departments.
  • Accountable for the skill development and career growth of direct reports/team.
  • Manage team of Buyers, Assistant Buyers, and Inventory Specialists. Provide leadership by creating a collaborative, innovative, and results-oriented environment.
  • Balance workload priorities across departments and division to ensure successful execution.
  • Communicate timelines, standards and performance expectations to direct reports in a timely manner.
  • Accountable for career development and skill development of teams to ensure job satisfaction, retention, and future talent development.
  • Recognize & reward performance.
  • Develop bench-strength and a talent pipeline through active participation in recruiting and succession planning.
  • Support employees in development goals and provide them with the appropriate tools, training and feedback for their professional development.
  • Actively solicit ideas and listen to all members of the cross-functional team to ensure that innovative ideas are surfaced and acted upon, and that the team feels ownership in the business.
  • Provide manager with timely feedback on personal developmental and training goals.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with cross functional business partners.
  • Communicate timelines, standards and performance expectations to direct reports in a timely manner. Help direct report balance workload priorities to ensure successful execution.
  • Accountable for career development and skill development of direct report to ensure job satisfaction, retention, and future talent development.
  • Recognize & reward performance.
  • Provide manager and planner with timely feedback on personal developmental and training goals.

PRE-SEASON FINANCIAL PLANNING

  • Manage the financial success of one or more Departments or a Division by meeting sales, gross margin, and inventory productivity goals.
  • Build pre-season Class, Department and Division financial targets that align with the Division's seasonal product strategy and include sales, gross margin and inventory.
  • Develop and communicate seasonal Department or Divisional product strategies that align with financial goals of the season.
  • Create and execute sizing strategies that support Department or Divisional objectives.
  • Manage the assessment of sales and inventory plans from investment through in-season management, including ongoing assortment updates and inventory changes in PETE and ACT.

IN-SEASON MANAGEMENT

  • Measure and communicate financial results, forecasts, and action plans to Sr Manager or Director and cross-functional team on a weekly basis.
  • Partner with cross-functional team members to develop and communicate tactical plans to achieve business timelines and deliverables.
  • Manage the assessment of sales and inventory plans from investment through in-season management, including ongoing assortment updates and inventory changes in PETE and ACT.
  • Develop and manage Basics sales and inventory forecasts to maximize sales opportunity while driving optimal inventory service levels and profitability.
  • Develop pricing recommendations and strategies in alignment with total business financial plans.
  • Assist in/own the forecast of in-season sales and inventory trends through the monthly OTB process. Develop product and financial strategies to maximize opportunities and mitigate risk.
  • Recap departmental or divisional seasonal hindsight learnings (product and financial) and strategically identify opportunities for pre-line.
  • Oversee receipt rec

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  • Customer and product centric. Ability to adapt work to meet the needs of the customer.
  • Financial Acumen: The ability to use financial metrics to measure the performance of the business. Understand how financial levers impact results.
  • Drive Business Results: The ability to read and react to business results, understanding how decisions impact those results.
  • Systems & Tools Acumen: The ability to quickly develop tool and system proficiency.
  • Ability to formulate short term tactical plans that are effective, efficient and support business and product strategies.
  • Ability to effectively sell a point of view to both peers and upper management.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the target customer and of product trends.
  • Ability to skillfully analyze an ambiguous problem, use rigorous logic to formulate a rational for the decisions and take action leveraging cross-functional resources.
  • Priority Setting: Define highest priority work in partners
  • Demonstrate smart risk taking.
  • Accurately assess employee strengths and development needs.
  • Be open-minded to and receptive of other's opinions.
  • Adapt well to diverse audiences and environments.
  • Demonstrate the organizational agility to facilitate multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment.

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