Inventory Management Ready Program - Old Navy

About Old Navy

Forget what you know about old-school industry rules. When you work at Old Navy, you're choosing a different path. From day one, we've been on a mission to democratize fashion and make shopping fun again. Our teams make style accessible to everyone, creating high-quality, must-have fashion essentials for the whole family, with love, season after season.

We opened our first store in 1994 in San Francisco and have been on a roll ever since. We cultivate a community of playful personalities that thrive in a fast-paced environment where our employees can be their most authentic selves. Here, we're family.
About the role

Challenging.

Analytical.

Game Changing.

IM Ready is a 90-day immersion and training program that leads to a role within the Inventory Management function at Old Navy, a division of Gap Inc. brands.

Through this program, Old Navy hires into the positions of Inventory Analyst, Inventory Allocator and Inventory Planner.

In this unique on-boarding approach, trainees gain real life exposure to the business before taking ownership over it.

All trainees are matched with a coach, buddy and mentor who will guide their learning journey, which consists of hands-on learning, classroom instruction, job shadowing, case studies & projects, as well as homeroom-like sessions.

On your first day as a trainee in the IM Ready program you are provided with full Gap Inc. benefits which

include: full medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; Employee Stock Purchase Plan; 401(k) matching; employee merchandise discount in Old Navy, Gap, and Banana Republic stores; 20 days (annually) of paid time off.

Individuals with a highly analytical background and a passion for the retail industry are encouraged to apply.

Below are the qualifications and descriptions of the three roles currently available through the IM Ready training program:

What you'll do



  • Bachelor's degree required; Major in Business, Finance, Economics or Mathematics preferred


  • Analytical Skills:

    Ability to think objectively and interpret meaningful themes from quantitative and qualitative data


  • Problem Solving & Decision Quality

    : Able to use rigorous logic and methods to solve problems with effective solutions


  • Collaboration

    : Able to build constructive and effective relationships with a broad and diverse group of business partners

  • Influencing & Negotiation

    : Can present ideas and directions that lead others to action


  • Presentation Skills

    : Effective in a variety of presentation settings including one-on-one, small and large groups, and with peers and bosses.


  • Financial and Business Acumen

    : Ability to evaluate financial and business indicators and translate data into actionable information to drive results; proficiency in retail math


  • Systems and Tools Acumen

    : Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, and have aptitude to learn technical applications quickly

  • Process Management

    : Able to create and organize work and processes to get things done in the most efficient manner


  • Possess strong organizational and time management skills

  • Demonstrate strong listening, written and oral communication skill


  • Must be able to start on September 30, 2019
Who you are

Positions available:

Inventory Analyst
  • Provide data analysis to support tops/down sales and inventory plans that align with division objectives
  • Support style level, bottoms-up sales and inventory plans
  • Assist in validating Commercial Plan
  • Provide data analysis to support business recaps, in-season forecasting/OTB buying, and demand driven buying efforts
  • Execute in-season price strategies (promo/MD)
  • Own professional development in collaboration with manager
  • Support/participate in a collaborative, innovative and results-orientated environment
  • 1-2 work years preferred

Inventory Allocator
  • Provide data analysis to support tops/down sales and inventory plans that align with division objectives
  • Execute plans in line with style/class level allocation and financial forecasts
  • Track inbound inventory levels to ensure smooth execution of strategies
  • Identify issues and proactively communicate problems to the broader cross functional team
  • Support the commercial plan by ensuring marketed product is tracked and prioritized through logistics network
  • Report out on service levels to cross-functional team
  • Execute plans to improve service levels
  • Recap and optimize sizing and packing strategies to improve store in-stock and customer experience
  • Identify and escalate inventory issues to manager in a prompt manner
  • Execute store inventory callouts, DC capacity constraints, or other business issues in a timely manner
  • Participate in the development of Seasonal Inventory allocation strategies that support the Investment review strategy
  • Develop flow forecasts that support the financial plans, receipt projections, and in-season allocation strategies
  • Identify styles within Demand Forecast that are below target service levels and work with Manager to improve
  • Influence cross functional partners to drive outcomes
  • Support/participate in a collaborative, innovative and results-orientated environment
  • 1-2 yeas work experience preferred

Inventory Planner
  • Develops division, department & class level plans that support market strategy
  • Develop tops/down dept/class sales and inventory plans that align with division objectives
  • Develop style-level sales and inventory plans
  • Own bottoms-Up financial reconciliation to class/department
  • Inform and validate Commercial Plan
  • Own business recaps (week, month, quarterly) to inform short term and long term financial strategies/action plans
  • Lead demand driven buying efforts
  • Own OTB and sales and inventory forecasting
  • Recommend and execute in-season pricing strategies
  • Inform and influence in-season commercial plan changes
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement
  • Maintain a collaborative, innovative and results-orientated environment
  • Influence cross functional partners to drive outcomes
  • 2-4 years work experience preferred
Benefits at Old Navy
  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy, 30% off at Outlet and 25% off at Athleta for all employees.
  • One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.
  • Employees can take up to five "on the clock" hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.
  • Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee's base pay.
  • Employee stock purchase plan.
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance.
  • See more of the benefits we offer.

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