Costing Manager, Garment Manufacturing

Current Opportunity in Global Supply Chain Why work anywhere else? With more than 3,200 stores in North America, Europe and Asia, Gap Inc. operates some of the most recognized apparel brands in the world including Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy. Our Global Supply Chain operations are critical because of the many touch points involved to successfully deliver our products from the visions of our designers and merchants to our customers. Our infrastructure enables the Sourcing and Logistics teams to more efficiently guide our products worldwide from “order to store” across our supply chain We pride ourselves on working together, inspiring creativity and offering great fashion to our customers around the world. Our dynamic, diverse culture celebrates our passion, commitment and integrity. We offer competitive benefits, global career opportunities and programs to help you grow with us.As we continue to grow in Asia, we have opportunities available to join our team. Costing Manager, Garment Manufacturing General summary: Support in setting strategic direction for costing to ensure the simplifying the costing process & getting costing transparency with supplier. He/she performs work and supports the Senior Manager / Director with the clear objective of setting up transparent costing with vendor & support in costing negotiations process. Principle responsibilities: Simplifying the whole costing process & establishing transparent costing with suppliers Support in setting up business allocation decision based on product family Improve the AUC margin expectations through key levers product strategy, man machine ratio, factory efficiency, labor cost and material optimization with the aim to deliver product value to the consumer. Support in setting up costing frameworks, standards and tools that enable transparent, fact based costing with suppliers Explore & develop training materials for both Gap internal staffs & external vendors/factories. Establish an appropriate governance for cost validation through factory auditing, material ordering tracking, benchmarking process Support in maintaining best manufacturing benchmarking processes Library across all product Category. Supporting in creating factory level/country level cost competitive matrix. Explore & develop new training tools and training materials for both Gap internal staffs & external vendors/factories. Supports and tracks key factory productivity metrics including SMV and Y/Y values. Benchmarks best practice manufacturing methods globally. Organization relationships: 1. Internal Contacts Category Strategy & category sourcing strategy teams Category product development & vendor development team/ Mill Management and Technical Teams Trims strategy team Human Resource Administration CSR Team 2. External Contacts Country Industry associations / Technical affiliations. 3rd party Service providers. Suppliers Vendors & Mills Requirements: Strong knowledge of manufacturing within the apparel/non-apparel industry Thorough understanding of Gap Inc. CoBC protocols. Basic knowledge of LEAN, 6 Sigma principles, Quality, Sustainability, Manufacturing processes, PMTS, CAD) Strong knowledge of product cost drivers(i.e. Macro factors which influence the business decisions) Solid industry knowledge including market trends for new vendor sourcing and development Ability to create reports, provide analysis and recommendations to improve productivity & efficiency Communication skills– both written and verbal – in English and local language Strong negotiations skill, risk management and trouble shooting skills; works proactively Ability to influence all levels of internal; & external supplier management Supervision, training and staff learning development skills Planning, scheduling and reporting strengths Qualifications: University graduate or degree in Industrial Engineering or Textile or Garment (Industry related) or equivalent work experience 8-10 years business experience with 3 years in management role cost negotiations Staff management and supervising experience across broad geographical area. Interested in this role or in joining another part of the Gap Inc. Global Supply Chain Team? Visit our careers website

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