Manager of Production, Kids

Gap Inc.



New York, NY


Position summary

About Gap Gap has always been about optimistic American style. Starting with our very first store on Ocean Avenue in San Francisco, opened almost 50 years ago by Doris and Don Fisher. The thread that’s run through those five decades is the phenomenal people that make up our brand – our employees and our customers. People who are rooted in the legacy that makes Gap what it is, but who are also focused on the future. People who want to leave the world better than they found it. We’ve built our brand on staying true to our roots while always being out in front of what’s next. If you want to be part of an iconic American brand, and help lead the way for where we’re headed, we’d love to have you join us. About the Role The Manager of Production enables the product line creation by partnering cross-functionally to communicate and execute to Design aesthetic, 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. What You'll Do * 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.* Leads 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* 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 In Asia.* Understand and work with cross-functional teams to ensure financial targets are met by delivering costing guidance* Manage development metrics set for global brand.* 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, including exploring VOS qualities.* Accountable for driving career development of direct reports and providing input on performance/talent assessments for dotted line relationships, if applicable. Who You Are * Global Product Development experience in driving global product development and understands design. merchandising, and vendor/category management* Proactively solves problems and effectively manage multiple challenges.* Operate in a highly matrixed global organization, forming part of the  cross functional  product  team (Design, Merchandising, Tech Design, Quality Assurance, Sustainability, Fabric Research and Development and Global Sourcing).* Manage and collaborate as well as execute, with strong attention to detail and business acumen, ensuring product flows through the pipeline and meets key milestones to meet product to market (P2M) demands.* 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.* Ability to influence and make decisions cross-functionally in a matrixed environment where speed and cultural sensitivity is crucial.* Demonstrated professional presence, presentation, influencing, and collaboration across a broader team.* Demonstrated ability to lead without authority to influence others and drive informed decision-making.* Demonstrated curiosity, motivated to develop new skills and knowledge.* Experience in managing dynamic projects that require the ability to flex as obstacles are presented. Benefits at Gap * 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 of the benefits we offer. *For eligible employeesGap 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. In 2022, we were recognized by Forbes as one of the World's Best Employers and one of the Best Employers for https://Diversity.Salary Range: $103,400 - $137,100 USDEmployee pay will vary based on factors such as qualifications, experience, skill level, competencies and work location. We will meet minimum wage or minimum of the pay range (whichever is higher) based on city, county and state requirements.US CandidatesPlease note that effective, June 30, 2022, Gap Inc. will no longer require any of its employees to wear face masks or require proof of COVID vaccination, unless required by local or state/provincial mandates or as part of Gap Inc’s quarantine guidelines after being exposed to or testing positive for COVID. Therefore, please disregard any language in any job posting that refers to Gap Inc.’s face mask and proof of vaccination policy as said policy is no longer effective.

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