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.

Costing Manager, Garment Manufacturing

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Date Posted: 04-12-2017
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.

 
Costing Manager, Garment Manufacturing​

General summary:
Support in setting strategic direction for costing to ensure the simplifying the costing process & getting costing transparency with supplier. He/she performs work and supports the Senior Manager / Director with the clear objective of setting up transparent costing with vendor & support in costing negotiations process.  
 
Principle responsibilities:
  • Simplifying the whole costing process & establishing transparent costing with suppliers
  • Support in setting up business allocation decision based on product family
  • Improve the AUC margin expectations through key levers product strategy, man machine ratio, factory efficiency, labor cost and material optimization with the aim to deliver product value to the consumer.
  • Support in setting up costing frameworks, standards and tools that enable transparent, fact based costing with suppliers
  • Explore & develop training materials for both Gap internal staffs & external vendors/factories.
  • Establish an appropriate governance for cost validation through factory auditing, material ordering tracking, benchmarking process
  • Support in maintaining best manufacturing benchmarking processes Library across all product Category. 
  • Supporting in creating factory level/country level cost competitive matrix.
  • Explore & develop new training tools and training materials for both Gap internal staffs & external vendors/factories.
  • Supports and tracks key factory productivity metrics including SMV and Y/Y values.
  • Benchmarks best practice manufacturing methods globally. 
 
 
Organization relationships:
1. Internal Contacts
  • Category Strategy & category sourcing strategy teams
  • Category product development & vendor development team/ Mill Management and Technical Teams
  • Trims strategy team
  • Human Resource
  • Administration 
  • CSR Team
      
2. External Contacts
  • Country Industry associations / Technical affiliations.
  • 3rd party Service providers.
  • Suppliers Vendors & Mills
 
Requirements:  
  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing within the apparel/non-apparel industry
  • Thorough understanding of Gap Inc. CoBC protocols.
  • Basic knowledge of  LEAN, 6 Sigma principles, Quality, Sustainability, Manufacturing processes, PMTS, CAD)
  • Strong knowledge of product cost drivers(i.e. Macro factors which influence the business decisions)
  • Solid industry knowledge including market trends for new vendor sourcing and development
  • Ability to create reports, provide analysis and recommendations to improve productivity & efficiency
  • Communication skills– both written and verbal – in English and local language
  • Strong negotiations skill, risk management and trouble shooting skills; works proactively
  • Ability to influence all levels of internal; & external supplier management
  • Supervision, training and staff learning development skills
  • Planning, scheduling and reporting strengths 
 
Qualifications:  
  • University graduate or degree in Industrial Engineering or Textile or Garment (Industry related) or equivalent work experience
  • 8-10 years business experience with 3 years in management role cost negotiations
  • Staff management and supervising experience across broad geographical area.



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