Gap Inc. Merchandising Manager, Knit in Hong Kong

Merchandising Manager, Knit

Hong Kong

JOB#: 6317457 DATE POSTED:Aug. 31, 2016


Current Opportunity in Global Supply Chain

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With more than 3,200 stores in North America, Europe and Asia, Gap Inc. operates some of the most recognized apparel brands in the world including Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy. Our Global Supply Chain operations are critical because of the many touch points involved to successfully deliver our products from the visions of our designers and merchants to our customers. Our infrastructure enables the Sourcing and Logistics teams to more efficiently guide our products worldwide from “order to store” across our supply chain

We pride ourselves on working together, inspiring creativity and offering great fashion to our customers around the world. Our dynamic, diverse culture celebrates our passion, commitment and integrity. We offer competitive benefits, global career opportunities and programs to help you grow with us.As we continue to grow in Asia, we have opportunities available to join our team.

Merchandise Manager, Knit

The 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.

Job Responsibilities:

  • 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 8years 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

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.