Director - Third Party Licensing Production & Sourcing - Banana Republic/Athleta

About the role

The Banana Republic/Athleta 3PL director leads and develops a team to drive competitive advantage and cost savings for Gap Inc. by developing strategies to deliver results in current areas under management and identifying new opportunities for savings and process improvement. The Director is responsible for developing strong and effective business partner relationships with senior leaders that lead to on-going strategic partnerships. The Director also oversees effective planning and implementation for multiple categories and management processes. The Director is responsible for developing the leadership and coaching skills of the managers on their team and across the department. '

The 3rd party and Licensing team is a sourcing organization within Gap Inc. that handles strategy, sourcing and production management for the products within Gap Inc. that are bought from a third party, private label and/or licensing vendor. The team supports a variety of product categories from private label shoes, to licensed apparel, to beauty/personal care and more. Our team provides end to end support -market intelligence, benchmarking support, negotiating contracts, sourcing & onboarding of new vendors, product development, cost negotiations, delivery tracking and complete production management.
What you'll do

  • Provide high-level guidance on sourcing strategies through strong technical/functional knowledge, in support of the business' long-range plans. Has deep understanding of key strategic sourcing functions (supplier selection, marketing intelligence, business partner management, contract management, negotiations, SRM, etc.)
  • Production and sourcing management: materials knowledge, trade regulations, testing protocol, product integrity, production cycle timeline, fabric and garment construction, costing, SOT
  • Develop and empower talent: leads leaders of others - coaches and develops team on both technical and soft skills; develops the coaching and leadership skills of managers of others
  • Build and strengthen strategic relationships: successfully partner across varied functions and levels with senior internal stakeholders, external suppliers, agencies and colleagues to drive results and influence change
  • External Focus: maintain strong connections with a wide network of peers and leaders across multiple organizations and industry groups
  • Strong analytical mindset
  • Define category performance targets and lead team to achieve goals; hold vendors accountable to performance agreements and implement course corrections and mitigation strategies as needed
  • Leverage strong influencing skills to define 3PL's role and align objectives and targets with stakeholders, including senior leadership
  • Subject matter expert to the broader organization in the development of plans for implementation and change management for projects
  • Act as a change agent to drive GAP Inc. wide process, scale and leverage opportunities
Who you are
  • Provide high-level guidance on sourcing strategies through strong technical/functional knowledge, in support of the business' long-range plans. Has deep understanding of key strategic sourcing functions (supplier selection, marketing intelligence, business partner management, contract management, negotiations, SRM, etc.)
  • Production and sourcing management: materials knowledge, trade regulations, testing protocol, product integrity, production cycle timeline, fabric and garment construction, costing, SOT
  • Develop and empower talent: leads leaders of others - coaches and develops team on both technical and soft skills; develops the coaching and leadership skills of managers of others
  • Build and strengthen strategic relationships: successfully partner across varied functions and levels with senior internal stakeholders, external suppliers, agencies and colleagues to drive results and influence change
  • External Focus: maintain strong connections with a wide network of peers and leaders across multiple organizations and industry groups
  • Strong analytical mindset
  • Define category performance targets and lead team to achieve goals; hold vendors accountable to performance agreements and implement course corrections and mitigation strategies as needed
  • Leverage strong influencing skills to define 3PL's role and align objectives and targets with stakeholders, including senior leadership
  • Subject matter expert to the broader organization in the development of plans for implementation and change management for projects
  • Act as a change agent to drive GAP Inc. wide process, scale and leverage opportunities


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