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Associate Manager, Product Development, Girls & Toddler Girls

Gap Inc. - New York City, NY

Associate Manager, Product Development, Girls & Toddler Girls


New York

New York

Associate Manager, Product Development, Girls & Toddler Girls


New York, New York


JOB#: 221422

DATE POSTED:Nov. 09, 2017

JOB STATUS: Full-time

The Associate Manager of Product Development supports the product line creation by partnering cross-functionally to communicate and execute to merchandise strategies and financial targets. They work closely with local teams in New York as well as Sourcing and Product Development partners in Asia to deliver on product design and brand aesthetic while effectively managing average unit cost.

Execute category product development strategies

that align with production strategies and divisional goals.

Understand product development implications

on merchandising and design-driven product decisions based on category or vendor strategies and nuances.

Partner with leadership

to leverage technical knowledge, troubleshoot, and resolve issues that are unique in nature and may require a novel approach.

Drive communication

between brand teams and Asia-based product teams to ensure strategic business alignment and optimal responsiveness.

Understand divisional and cross-functional goals and work with team to execute supporting strategies.

Understand and work with cross-functional teams to ensure financial targets are met by delivering costing guidance


with Asia-based teams to understand product execution issues and provide support in resolving them in a timely manner.

Execute seasonal and monthly booking processes,

in addition to supporting in-season product management.


1. Knowledge, skills & abilities:

Knowledge of:

Production Manufacturing and product engineering, global trade regulations, global testing protocol, global product integrity, production cycle timeline, calendar management, fabric performance and garment/product construction

Computer skills: Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Web-based applications.

Understanding of cross-functional dependencies.


Effectively communicate in written and verbal form

Detail oriented with strong follow through; Organize and prioritize multiple projects

Have a sense of urgency in managing time and accomplishing tasks

Demonstrate proactive problem solving skills

Use basic retail math needed to determine costs, margins and turn

Influence others; Negotiation skills

Monitor employee performance (where applicable), provide feedback, and develop employees through formal and on-the-job training

Create and maintain a cooperative team environment that promotes high performance standards and attainment of goals

Ability to react to change

Solicit feedback/self-development

Make effective presentations

2. Minimum educational level:

4 Year Bachelors Degree preferred

3. Minimum experience:

2-4 Years Production/Manufacturing experience

Gap Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status.

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Associate Manager, Product Development, Girls & Toddler Girls Gap Inc. - New York City, NY, United States


Location: New York City, NY

Company Profile:
Doris and Don Fisher opened the first Gap store in 1969. The reason was simple. Don couldn’t find a pair of jeans that fit. They never expected to transform retail. But they did. Guided by humility, compassion and a strong desire to win, the Fishers grew their company thoughtfully. Customers responded. Today, Gap Inc. is a leading international specialty retailer with six brands – Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime, Athleta and INTERMIX – more than 3,500 stores and almost 134,000 employees. We’re growing globally, and just within the last few years, we opened our first stores in China and Italy. We're expanding online shopping to customers, too. Today, customers in about 90 countries can buy our products. While many things have changed since 1969, the principles on which we were founded have stayed the same: creativity, delivering results, doing what’s right and always thinking of our customers first.