About Gap Inc.’s Global Supply Chain & Product Operations

From cotton to customer, our Global Supply Chain and Product Operations organization is comprised of over 7,000 employees who source, make, and deliver Gap Inc.’s iconic American style. Our five brands – Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Athleta and Intermix – retail in more than 90 countries across multiple channels including online, stores, outlet and franchise. Fiscal year 2016 net sales were 15.5 billion. As consumers continue to reinvent the interaction between customer and brand, Gap Inc. is transforming the way we bring product to market to better serve our technology-savvy, product obsessed, value conscious global customer base. From innovating at the component level with our factory and mill partners to driving new technological capabilities in merchandise and inventory planning, and developing a fast, flexible logistics and fulfillment network, Global Supply Chain and Product Operations is the heartbeat of Gap Inc.’s enterprise-wide evolution.

Technical Manager – (Fabric) Strategy & Development

Location: Dominican Republic, Dominican Republic
Date Posted: 10-11-2017
Current Opportunity in Global Supply Chain
Why work anywhere else?
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.

Technical Manager – (Fabric) Strategy & Development
This role supports our critical objectives on innovation, competitive advantage, quality, and cost optimization through application of extensive knowledge on textile sourcing, manufacturing process, development, and quality execution. Specifically, this role will be responsible for supporting assessments of sourcing options, facilitating technical product development discussions with mill/vendor counterparts, and problem-solving issues which arise during the development and production cycle. This role will also be instrumental in our drive to increase our fabric platforming volumes by continuing to build on our strategic relationships with fabric suppliers. This role will work closely with the Director of Fabric Strategy and Development and the Director for Technical Strategy.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Leverages on his technical knowledge and experience, together with his in depth understanding of the strengths and capabilities of suppliers to bring innovation from our suppliers.
  • Supports Ad Hoc Countering in partnership with Mill Management team ; Ensure fabrics developed are approvable, meet performance standards and work with suppliers to resolve any issues if needed
  • Ability to do “should be” costings to support competitive negotiations by Mill Management team
  • Participates in assessment of new Fabric Suppliers and new mills onboarding
  • Work with vendors/mills to resolve or trouble-shoot any quality issues called out
  • Develops the technical knowledge of team members
Key Experience:
  • Technical Projects – Experience managing projects fabric/technical related
  • Business Acumen – Experience in building and establishing fabric/technical strategy
  • Problem Solver- can proactively solve problems and effectively manage multiple challenges
  • Collaboration- Proven ability influencing and making decisions cross-functionally in a matrix environment where speed and cultural sensitivity is crucial
  • Experimentation – proven ability to gather and analyze data along with implementing learnings for future use
  • Personal Leadership- demonstrated leadership presence, presentation, influencing, and collaboration across a technical team

Interested in this role or in joining another part of the Gap Inc. Global Supply Chain Team?  Visit our careers website www.gapinternationalsourcing.catsone.com/careers
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