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 Fabric

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Date Posted: 08-16-2017
Senior Merchandiser, Knit Fabric

The Sr. Merchandiser, Knit Fabrics is responsible for actively engaging in the development and sourcing of fabrics for Gap Inc., and supports strategies to improve speed to market through fabric platforming.  The Senior Merchandiser partners with the MM, Knit Fabric to influence design and merchandising while supporting specific brand aesthetics and the development of efficient processes. As a trusted expert, the Senior Merchandiser generates market intelligence data and makes presentations to Senior leadership on knit trends and pricing.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Support the placement and development of knit fabrics
  • Partner with brand Design, R&D and key suppliers to implement innovation
  • Maintain data on sourcing and price history for knit fabrics (fabrication, weight, finishing etc.)
  • Maintain the knit fabric library history (early development through PO/Liability)
  • Manage the development of processes to track and stage knit fabric in Brand pipelines
  • Drive mill base to meet specific brand aesthetic needs
  • Build effective relationships and partner across Knit category with internal stakeholders, external suppliers, agencies to drive results
  • Engage suppliers on quality improvements and consistency
  • Partner with Quality Assurance and Product Integrity teams
  • Develop technical skills of direct reports (if any)
  • Minimum of seven years of related experience, preferably within merchandise sourcing, development or production
  • Bachelor's degree in textiles or merchandising, additional qualifications in business administration/supply chain management, or related discipline is preferred
  • Experience with sourcing from various mills
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: can partner with cross-functional/cross cultural teams at all levels of the company
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent verbal, presentation, and written skills in English
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite
  • International travel could be required
Interested in this role or in joining another part of the Gap Inc. Global Supply Chain Team?  Please visit our careers website http://gapinternationalsourcing.catsone.com/careers
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