The Gap, Inc. Manager, Planning, Inventory Management in San Francisco, California
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
The Inventory Management Manager is responsible for the successful end-to-end Inventory Management of multiple departments. The IM Manager leads a team of Inventory Planners and Inventory Analysts through the successful development, execution and communications of financial and inventory plans and strategies to meet or exceed sales, gross margin, GMROI and inventory goals.
Manage team of Inventory Planners and Inventory Analysts and provide leadership by creating a collaborative, innovative and results-orientated environment
Balance workload priorities across division and departments to ensure successful execution of inventory management
Accountable for career development and skill development of teams to ensure job satisfaction, retention and future talent development
Develop IM bench-strength and a talent pipeline through active participation in recruiting and succession planning
Business Process Management - Supply Chain Operations
Maintain IM business processes and serve as subject matter expert for process improvements
Balance team workload thru multiple process steps (including buy planning, pre-release forecasting and weekly re-forecasting)
Act as primary trainer for staff on IM processes and operating models
Financial Planning - Forecasting
Manage the development of annual, seasonal, monthly and weekly merchandise plans, as appropriate
Develop and communicate comprehensive department financial & product strategies
Ensure alignment of multiple department plans to divisional objectives
Reconcile top-down & bottoms-up department plans to division plans and forecasts
Manage monthly department level open-to-buy activities
Develop multiple department level pricing recommendations and strategies in alignment with divisional financial plans
Recommend departmental strategies for packing pre-packs, size balancing and inventory balancing
Plan Management - Allocation
Implement consistent and profitable in-season replenishment strategies and practices
Lead teams in assessing and executing exceptions for in-season replenishment
Develop department wide risk mitigation plans & execute when appropriate
Who you are
Analytic Skills: Ability to think objectively and interpret meaningful themes from quantitative and qualitative data
Financial and Business Acumen: Ability to evaluate financial and business indicators and translate data into actionable information to drive results; proficiency in retail math
Problem Solving & Decision Quality: Able to use rigorous logic and methods to solve problems with effective solutions
Relationship Management: Able to build constructive and effective relationships with a broad and diverse group of business partners
Presentation Skills: Effective in a variety of presentation settings including one-on-one, small and large groups, and with peers and bosses.
Influencing & Negotiation: Can present ideas and directions that lead others to action
Planning & Priority Setting: Demonstrate an ability to set objectives and goals and organize work appropriately to meet and exceed goals
Process Management: Can identify and articulate the processes necessary to get things down efficiently and align resources effectively complete activities
Systems and Tools Acumen: Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, and have aptitude to learn technical applications quickly
Risk Management: Anticipate risks and identifies contingency plans and processes to prevent disruptions when risks occur
Possess strong organizational and time management skills
Demonstrates strong listening, written and oral communication skills
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
3-5 years work experience, preferable in Inventory Management
2 years of supervisory experience, preferred
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Benefits at Old Navy
Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic and Athleta, and 30% off at Outlet 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 (https://corporate.gapinc.com/en-us/careers/gap-inc-careers/gap-inc-benefits) of the benefits we offer.
*For eligible employees
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. We have received numerous awards for our long-held commitment to equality and will continue to foster a diverse and inclusive environment of belonging. This year, we’ve been named as one of the Best Places to Work by the Humans Rights Campaign (https://www.hrc.org/resources/best-places-to-work-2019) for the fourteenth consecutive year and have been included in the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (https://www.gapinc.com/en-us/articles/2019/01/gap-inc-recognized-in-2019-bloomberg-gender-equali) for the second year in a row.