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.

Senior Merchandiser / Merchandiser - Product 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.
 
 
Senior/Merchandiser - Product Development

The Senior/Merchandiser, Product Development will be responsible for developing the garment samples for the assigned product / style while working closely with the Merchandising teams of the Vendors. As a product development expert s/he will also be responsible for identifying the opportunities of cost saving, onboarding new vendors and executing the innovation agenda for the department in the assigned product.

 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Downloads tech pack and BOM
  • Works with vendors for development sampling and initial costs
  • Manages counter costing; Handling samples; Tracking fit approvals; Tracking lab dips
  • Monitors, reviews and evaluates vendor performance
  • Following up with vendor on system-updates
  • Manages wear-test samples and tailoring samples
  • Ensures Systems are updated with costs and details
  • Coordinates MST legacy ID communications for purchase order
  • Partners with brand Design, R&D and key suppliers to develop innovative and quality product
  • Partners with Mill management, QA and technical teams to resolve fabric or quality issues
  • Resolves issues within a timely manner while working to continuously improve and create internal and external processes and procedures
 
 
Key Experiences:
  • Merchandise Sourcing Knowledge – Experience in sample development and with offshore production exposure; in large-sized buying office or trading company
  • Planning & Influencing  – proven experience in plan, prioritize and influence at all levels
  • Drive Results – ability to analyze situations and proactively suggest solutions to meet deliverables
  • Learning Agility & Experimentation – demonstrates eagerness to learn and explore new ways of approaching goals
  • Effective Communicator & Team Player - proven capability to communicate effectively, verbal and written
 
 

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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