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, Knit

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Date Posted: 11-20-2017
Senior Merchandiser, Knit
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.
 
Job Responsibilities:
  • Work with vendors for development sampling and initial costs
  • Manage counter costing; Handling samples; Tracking fit approvals; Tracking labdips
  • Monitoring, review and evaluate vendor performance
  • Follow up with vendor on system-updates
  • Maintain relationships and negotiations with new and existing vendors
  • Manage wear-test samples and tailoring samples
  • Ensure Systems are updated with costs and details
  • Coordination of MST legacy ID communications for purchase order
  • Responsible for product development and order placement in efficient and effective manner
  • Work with Technical, QA and Mill management team to ensure all commercial decision and standards are met
  • To partner with category team in problem solving, information sharing and counter sourcing to support best placement plan
  • Partner with brand Design, R&D and key suppliers to develop innovative and quality product
  • Partner with Mill management, QA and technical teams to resolve fabric or quality issues
  • Resolve issues within a timely manner while working to continuously improve and create internal and external processes and procedures
 
Requirements:
  • Higher Diploma or above in textile, merchandising, supply chain management, or related discipline
  • 7-8 Years / 5-6 years’ experience in sample development and production exposure
  • Experience in sample development and with offshore production exposure is preferable
  • Good written & spoken English
  • Working experience in sizable garment buying office or trading company
  • A team player with good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to manage, motivate and develop others
  • Strong planning and negotiation skills including the ability to influence at all levels
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Proficient in MS Office Suit
  
Interested in this role or in joining another part of the Gap Inc. Global Supply Chain Team?  Please visit our careers website https://gapinternationalsourcing.catsone.com/careers/
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