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Manager, Product Development, Intimates, Gap Brand

Gap Inc. - New York City, NY

Manager, Product Development, Intimates, Gap Brand

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New York

New York

Manager, Product Development, Intimates, Gap Brand

55 THOMAS STREET

New York, New York

10013

JOB#: 215550

DATE POSTED:Oct. 11, 2017

JOB STATUS: Full-time

OVERVIEW

The Manager of Product Development enables 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.

ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP

May lead an Associate Manager or operates as an Individual Contributor to communicate and execute a product development strategy that maintains brand aesthetic and product quality, while maximizing cost efficiencies.

Works cross-functionally with peer Managers/Sr. Managers to drive a cohesive product strategy that adheres to divisional goals.

Builds partnerships across functions and geographies.

Provides business direction to Product Development teams in NY (direct reports) and Asia (dotted line relationship), if applicable.

Accountable for driving career development of direct reports and providing input on performance/talent assessments for dotted line relationships, if applicable.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Execute category product development strategies

that align with production strategies and division goals.

Understand product development implications

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

Leverage technical knowledge and leadership support

to 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.

Work with leadership to communicate upfront brand costing and strategic goals

to Category Sourcing.

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

Manage development metrics

set for global brand.

Manage seasonal and monthly booking processes,

in addition to supporting in-season product management.

Drive responsive strategies

by working cross-functionally to identify fabrics for rapid response and test and respond.

Drive fabric strategies

by developing product to meet fabric expectations and providing recommendations on fabrics to platform, position, and leverage.

KEY EXPERIENCES

Global Product Development

experience in driving global product development and understands design. merchandising, and vendor/category management

Problem Solver

- can proactively solve problems and effectively manage multiple challenges.

Global Business Acumen

- experience executing on multi-year operational goals, incorporating knowledge of production trade regulations, testing protocol, product integrity, production cycle timeline, fabric and garment construction, and retail math.

Collaboration-

Proven ability influencing and making decisions cross-functionally in a matrix environment where speed and cultural sensitivity is crucial.

Personal Leadership

- demonstrated executive presence, presentation, influencing, and collaboration across a broader team.

Change Management

- experience leading with and without authority to influence others and drive decision-making.

Learning Agility

- demonstrated curiosity, motivated new skills and knowledge.

Resourcefulness

-experience in managing dynamic projects that require the ability to flex as obstacles are presented.

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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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.