Gap Inc. Divisional Merchandising Manager, Knit in Hong Kong
Divisional Merchandising Manager, Knit
JOB#: 6317421 DATE POSTED:Aug. 31, 2016
Divisional Merchandise Manager, Knit
The Divisional Merchandising Manager of Category Sourcing VM team will have responsibility for Fabric Booking, Sample Garment Development and WIP processes. S/he leads and develops a team to drive competitive advantage and cost savings for Gap Inc. by leveraging the department volume within a Category to increase negotiating and buying power. S/he will be responsible for overseeing the negotiation & allocation process across geographies and vendors, and the placement of programs on behalf of the brands.S/he will be responsible for developing strong, effective internal and external business partner relationships for the department which will lead to on-going strategic partnerships.
Manages end-to-end supply chain for his/her area of responsibility with detailed knowledge of seasonal product, vendors and costs
Leverages strong influencing skills to align targets with sourcing and brand business partners
Assign Product Development Raw Material per vendor
Has strong sourcing knowledge and regularly leverages external experts, associations, industry peers to identify and benchmark best practices
Holds vendors accountable to performance agreements and determines when course corrections are necessary and leads the execution
Oversees new vendor onboarding & training.
Oversees, and conducts as needed, high visibility and complex competitive negotiation processes
Builds effective strategic relationships with business partners and successfully leverages these relationships across varied functions with internal stakeholders, external suppliers, agencies and colleagues to drive the results for which this position is accountable
Facilitates/executes the continuous improvement process for programs identified within his/her purview
Shares best in practices with other teams, functions, channels and geographies
Bachelor's degree in textile, merchandising, business administration, supply chain management, or related discipline; MBA or advanced degree preferred
Minimum of 12 years work experience in merchandise sourcing, development and production with at least 2 years in leading a team
Strong Merchandise Sourcing and end-to-end supply chain knowledge
Detailed knowledge of seasonal products, vendors and costs
Demonstrated ability to deal head-on with issues and challenging situations
Strong planning and negotiation skills including the ability to influence at all levels
Ability to plan, prioritize and adapt to change while achieving and maintaining results for multiple projects
Strong abilities to manage, motivate and develop others
Ability to effectively manage and plan resources to achieve goals and support unplanned work
Strong analytical and problem solving capabilities; can see a problem from multiple angles and provide viable, innovative options for resolution
Excellent written and spoken English communication & presentation skills
Proficient in MS Office Suite.
Interested in this role or in joining another part of the Gap Inc. Global Supply Chain Team? Please visit our careers website https://gapinternationalsourcing.catsone.com/careers
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