Director - 3rd Party Licensing Production and Sourcing - Banana Republic/Athleta

About the role

The Banana Republic/Athleta 3PL director leads and developsa team to drive competitive advantage and cost savings for Gap Inc. bydeveloping strategies to deliver results in current areas under management andidentifying new opportunities for savings and process improvement. The Directoris responsible for developing strong and effective business partnerrelationships with senior leaders that lead to on-going strategicpartnerships. The Director also overseeseffective planning and implementation for multiple categories and managementprocesses. The Director is responsiblefor developing the leadership and coaching skills of the managers on their teamand across the department. '

The3rd party and Licensing team is a sourcing organization within Gap Inc. thathandles strategy, sourcing and production management for the products withinGap Inc. that are bought from a third party, private label and/or licensingvendor. The team supports a variety of product categories from privatelabel shoes, to licensed apparel, to beauty/personal care and more. Ourteam provides end to end support -market intelligence, benchmarking support,negotiating contracts, sourcing & onboarding of new vendors, productdevelopment, cost negotiations, delivery tracking and complete productionmanagement.

ESSENTIALDUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
What you'll do

  • Provide high-levelguidance on sourcing strategies through strong technical/functional knowledge,in support of the business' long-range plans. Has deep understanding of keystrategic sourcing functions (supplier selection, marketing intelligence,business partner management, contract management, negotiations, SRM, etc.)
  • Production and sourcingmanagement: materials knowledge, trade regulations, testingprotocol, product integrity, production cycle timeline, fabric and garmentconstruction, costing, SOT
  • Develop and empowertalent:leads leaders of others - coaches and develops team on both technical and softskills; develops the coaching and leadership skills of managers of others
  • Build and strengthenstrategic relationships: successfully partner across varied functions and levelswith senior internal stakeholders, external suppliers, agencies and colleaguesto drive results and influence change
  • External Focus: maintain strongconnections with a wide network of peers and leaders across multipleorganizations and industry groups
  • Strong analyticalmindset
  • Define categoryperformance targets andlead team to achieve goals; hold vendors accountable to performance agreementsand implement course corrections and mitigation strategies as needed
  • Leverage stronginfluencing skills todefine 3PL's role and align objectives and targets with stakeholders, includingsenior leadership
  • Subject matter expert to the broaderorganization in the development of plans for implementation and changemanagement for projects
  • Act as a changeagent todrive GAP Inc. wide process, scale and leverage opportunities
Who you are
  • Provide high-levelguidance on sourcing strategies through strong technical/functional knowledge,in support of the business' long-range plans. Has deep understanding of keystrategic sourcing functions (supplier selection, marketing intelligence,business partner management, contract management, negotiations, SRM, etc.)
  • Production and sourcingmanagement: materials knowledge, trade regulations, testingprotocol, product integrity, production cycle timeline, fabric and garmentconstruction, costing, SOT
  • Develop and empowertalent:leads leaders of others - coaches and develops team on both technical and softskills; develops the coaching and leadership skills of managers of others
  • Build and strengthenstrategic relationships: successfully partner across varied functions and levelswith senior internal stakeholders, external suppliers, agencies and colleaguesto drive results and influence change
  • External Focus: maintain strongconnections with a wide network of peers and leaders across multipleorganizations and industry groups
  • Strong analyticalmindset
  • Define categoryperformance targets andlead team to achieve goals; hold vendors accountable to performance agreementsand implement course corrections and mitigation strategies as needed
  • Leverage stronginfluencing skills todefine 3PL's role and align objectives and targets with stakeholders, includingsenior leadership
  • Subject matter expert to the broaderorganization in the development of plans for implementation and changemanagement for projects
  • Act as a changeagent todrive GAP Inc. wide process, scale and leverage opportunities


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